WOLF RIDE: WOU’s Safe Ride Program


*WOLF Ride will be closed Dec. 4, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023.*

Wolf ride closed Dec. 4, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023.

Winte Term operations resume Jan. 9, 2023
Normal Service Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 5pm-12am
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What is WOLF Ride?

A free service for WOU students


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. WOLF Ride is fully funded by incidental fees. The WOLF Ride program is administered by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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    Request A Ride

    To request a ride, please call 503.428.7238. You must be a current WOU student. Students can call to request a ride between the hours of 5:00pm and 12:00am, Sunday through Saturday. 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)


    Rides are First Come, First Served

    Approved Use of WOLF Ride

    Where can WOLF Ride drop or pick me up?

    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.

    Service Area

    City limits of Monmouth and Independence, OR.

    Special Rides

    Trips to and from Salem, OR

    Need a ride to or from Salem, OR at the end/beginning of the term? WOLF Ride provides trips to the Salem airport, train station, or bus station.

    Fall Term/Winter Break Special Rides:

    Students can request a pick up ride from Salem, OR ($15.00 per trip) for the following dates:

    -December 7, 8, and 9, 2022 (drop off)

    -January 8, 2023 (pick up)

    If you would like to request a ride, complete our online request form or stop by the VPSA office (WUC 203) for assistance. Rides are as early as 7AM and as late as 8PM (depending on ride reservations/capacity).

    Reservation deadline is December 2, 2022 by 4:59pm.

    NOTE: payment must be received to confirm request ride. Payments can be made in cash or check. If you are unable to pay prior to pick up, payment will be accepted at the time of pick up; you will need to request this exception prior. No refunds for cancellations.

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    Van Rental Request

    Internal van request

    Have an upcoming club trip? Traveling around the area on WOU business with a group? Visit the University Use of WOLF Ride Vehicle website for rental information, request form, and internal use policy.

    If you have questions regarding the WOLF Ride program, please call the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 503.838.8221 or email us at studentaffairs@wou.edu.