UGo NightRide Shuttles
The University provides a comprehensive nighttime shuttle service to the entire campus community on a fixed schedule along highly used routes. The goal of NightRide is to provide safe, timely, and reliable transportation during late-night hours to students, faculty, and staff throughout campus and the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Shuttles run approximately every 20 to 30 minutes throughout the evening. The routes cover the campus core as well as the Hyde Park neighborhood. Riders are able to access a shuttle within one to two blocks of nearly every building on campus. Routes are designated with specific University destinations in mind to make traveling around campus easy. All College Housing residence halls are designated as a destination stop.
Shuttles leave their hub area approximately every 15-30 minutes; see the schedule below. To track the movement of the shuttles, check the TransLoc system on a mobile app and on display monitors in the lobbies of some campus buildings. TransLoc provides the most up-to-date information of all NightRide shuttle locations, arrival times, and any route announcements.
Riders must present their UChicago ID or University of Chicago Medicine ID to ride the shuttles.
Hours of operation:
- Sunday through Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
- Thursday through Saturday: 5 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Shuttles Start Near the Transit Hub
- North Route – in front of Regenstein Library on 57th Street
- South Route – in front of Regenstein Library on 57th Street
- East Route – in front of Ellis Parking Garage across from Ratner Atheletic Facilities
- Central Route – southwest corner of University Avenue and 57th Street
- 5 p.m. to midnight – Each route operates on approximate wait time of 15-20 minutes
- Midnight to close – Frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes. Shuttles will leave the hub on the hour and half-past the hour
- For all routes, the final departure from the transit hub is at 3:30 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and at 5:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday
Important Changes for 2013-2014 Academic Year
- Central Route: In collaboration with College Housing, the Central Route crosses the Midway Plaisance at Ellis Avenue to go south to 60th Street, turning left onto 60th Street and stopping near the corner. This service enhancement takes Broadview residents to Cathey Dining Commons for meals.
- East Route: To ease congestion and address pedestrian safety concerns, the transit hub boarding are for the East Route shuttles has been relocated to Ellis Ave, in front of Ellis Parking Garage and across from Ratner Atheletic Facilities.
The NightRide system is continually monitored and evaluated to provide the best, most useful service. Riders are invited to offer feedback on the NightRide program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to NightRide, any students, faculty, or staff members can use Umbrella Coverage, a service of the University of Chicago Police Department. Anyone feeling concerned about their safety can call the UCPD at 773.702.8181 and the next available patrol car will be sent to follow you to your destination.
South Loop Shuttle
The South Loop Shuttle departs Friday and Saturday nights from 57th Street and University Avenue and drops off at the south entrance of Roosevelt Station in the South Loop. The shuttle from the South Loop back to campus picks up riders at the same place, the south entrance of Roosevelt Station. The shuttle departs campus beginning at 6 p.m., every hour on the hour through midnight. The shuttle leaves Roosevelt Station beginning at 6:30 p.m., every hour on the half hour through 12:30 a.m.
Use Roosevelt Station to connect to Red, Green, and Orange line trains and several CTA bus routes. Visit transitchicago.com for more information. Show your UChicago ID or University of Chicago Medicine ID to ride the free South Loop Shuttle.
The South Loop Shuttle does not operate during academic breaks.