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WOU’s Safe Ride Program

The mission of WOLF Ride: WOU’s Safe Ride program is to provide a complimentary and reliable shuttle service to students of Western Oregon University who would otherwise walk alone at night and risk their safety or possible assault. WOLF Ride provides a safer environment for all students by increasing public awareness of our services and the dangers of assault.

Announcement:  WOLF Ride will *resume spring term service on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Opened Monday through Friday, 5pm – 10pm. To request a ride, please call 503.428.7238.

Conditions: During spring term operations, WOLF Ride has established the following conditions effective April 1, 2020:

  • No more than one (1) individual per trip or request.
  • Limit requests for only essential needs.
  • Pick up/drop off locations limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, restaurants (take-out), Arbor Park, or residence in Independence or Monmouth.

*NOTE: given the State of Oregon and University’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, WOU students are encouraged to stay home. While WOLF Ride will be operating, we encourage you to only request a WOLF Ride trip for essential needs. Lastly, WOLF Ride may re-evaluate closing operations as directed by the State of Oregon and University leadership. We thank you for your understanding.

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Service:

The WOLF Ride program is operated by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Students can call 503.428.7238 during service hours to request a ride between the hours of 5:00pm and 12:00am, Monday through Sunday (not applicable spring term 2020). Ride requests are taken on a first come, first served basis (there is no “route”). There is only one van. The WOLF Ride van is equipped with a wheelchair lift. If you call prior to operating hours or the driver cannot take your call, please leave a message stating the following:

  • Your name
  • Location at which you would like to be picked up
  • The time you would like to be picked up
  • A number at which you can be reached (the driver will call to confirm your ride upon receipt of the message)
  • Be prepared to tell the driver whether you are alone or how many students are in your group.
  • When you get into the van, be prepared to tell the driver your destination and your V# (WOU student ID number)

To request a ride, please call 503.428.7238.

You must be a current WOU student.

Rides are First Come, First Served

FREE SERVICE FOR WOU STUDENTS

 

 

Special Rides:

Spring Term Finals Week/Spring Term Special Rides: Students can request a ride to and from Salem, OR ($15.00 cost per trip). If you would like to request a ride during Winter Term finals week (June 10-12, 2020), please complete our online request form or stop by the Vice President of Student Affairs office (WUC 203) for assistance. Reservation deadline is June 5, 2020.

NOTE: payment must be received to confirm request ride. Payments can be made in cash or check. No refunds for cancellations.

Approved Use of WOLF Ride:

  • Transportation to/from the grocery store
  • Transportation to/from a restaurant
  • Transportation to/from WOU campus
  • Transportation to/from seeing a movie
  • Transportation to/from a residence within WOLF Ride boundaries

WOLF Ride is not to be used as a designated driver service.

Intoxicated students will be refused service.

 

Link to Request Rental:  University use of Van

If you have questions regarding the WOLF Ride program (no ride requests), please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 503.838.8221.