Chatham University


SafeRider provides safe transportation during the evening and early morning hours when special, non-emergency needs arise for Chatham students, faculty, and staff. Call 412-648-CALL (2255) for your safe ride.

Using SafeRider Call SafeRider for after dark travel:

  • Within the SafeRider travel boundaries
  • Between campus buildings, from local residences to campus buildings, and from campus to local residences
  • When you’re not along an established bus or shuttle route, or
  • Downtown at the Greyhound bus station, on Sundays, and on days when the University of Pittsburgh shuttle system operates on a holiday schedule

    Each rider is permitted one round trip per night, and a maximum of 20 trips per semester.

    SafeRider is not for:
  • Travel on an established bus or shuttle route
  • Meal runs or shopping trips
  • Pick up from establishments that serve alcoholic beverages
  • Travel to or from the South Side Sports Complex and the McGowan Center on the South Side
  • Emergency calls. Contact the University of Pittsburgh Police Department by calling 811 from a campus phone or 412-624-2121 from an off-campus phone.

    SafeRider Hours

    Fall/Spring Hours
    Sunday–Wednesday 7 p.m.–3 a.m.
    Thursday–Saturday 7 p.m.–5 a.m.

    Summer Hours
    Sunday–Saturday 9 p.m.–3 a.m.

    Holiday Hours
    On days when the University shuttle system operates on a holiday schedule, SafeRider's hours are 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. No service is provided during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, and Winter Recess. When you call SafeRider (412-648-2255), the dispatcher will ask for your:
  • Name
  • Chatham ID number
  • Pick-up location
  • Destination
  • Number of guests (maximum two non-University persons)
  • Telephone number at the pick-up location

    Amount of Use
    SafeRider has a 20-trip maximum. This helps ensure that all persons who need SafeRider are able to access the service and that response time is reasonable. SafeRider is for use in special cases, on routes where no buses or shuttles are running. It is very unlikely that a person who is using SafeRider in the manner that it is intended will need the service more than 20 times in one semester.