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Due to COVID-19, all OU student in-person events are suspended through the summer. During this time, SafeRide has ceased operations and will notify the OU community when its services resume. 

If you are in an emergency, please remember to dial 911. For information on public transportation needs, please visit embarkok.com/norman/. If you have any questions, please email saferide@ou.edu.

OU SafeRide

SafeRide was created in 2004 during the implementation of the Student Alcohol Policy to discourage drinking and driving. The program provides safe and free transportation to OU students within the Norman city limits with no questions asked. Each student may request free, on-demand taxi SafeRides each weekend of operation.


SafeRide operates every weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

How to use SafeRide

SafeRide app logo
  1. Download the "OU SafeRide" app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Select "Student Login"
  3. Enter your 4x4 and password
  4. Allow SafeRide to access your location
  5. Allow SafeRide to send notifications
  6. Enter your phone number
  7. Book a ride Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  8. Get your free ride!

Guidelines & Rules

SafeRide operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.  

SafeRide is available to OU students on the Norman campus. Eligible students may use their free SafeRide each weekend on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening when the University is open.

OU students may have as many guests (OU and/or non-OU) ride with them to their destination as the on-demand taxi can legally accommodate.

REMINDER: SafeRides are used per destination, not per passenger in the vehicle.

The SafeRide program operates within the city limits of Norman, OK not to extend beyond:

  • North: Tecumseh Road
  • South: E. Post Oak Road
  • West: W. 48th Street
  • East: E. 36th Street

SafeRide is partnered with Airport Express.

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

E-mail: saferide@ou.edu
Call: (405) 325-7433

Brynn Daves
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
and Assistant Dean of Students
(405) 325-3161
Email Brynn

K. George Ahmadi
Director for Student Organization Services
and Student Government Association Adviser
(405) 325-5471
Email George