NITE RIDE is Shuttle-UM's Overnight Service

Everyone aboard Shuttle-UM, including those who are fully vaccinated, is still required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth. Face coverings are required on public transportation

Summer hours

5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday 

SUMMER Service Area 

5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Rides will be provided to and from anywhere in the NITE ride service area (shown on map below).

Hours During the academic year (Fall-Spring semesters)

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., seven days a week when the university is open.

Service Area  (Fall-Spring semesters)

NITE Ride covers areas of campus not serviced by Shuttle-UM evening routes (see map below). 

5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. 
NITE Ride will pick up and drop off from designated NITE Ride locations:

  • Lot 1d and Lot 6
  • Patapsco Building
  • Severn Building
  • University Observatory
  • UMD Golf Course
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Elkins Building
  • UMD Fire and Rescue

2:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Rides will be provided to and from anywhere in the NITE ride service area (shown on map below).

Download the NITE Ride service map.

how to request a nite ride

The best way to request a NITE Ride is through the Transloc app. You will need to login with your university ID and password. From here, you can select their pick up and drop off locations by dragging the map (not the pin). Students may also request a NITE Ride by calling 301-314-3687 (DOTS). 

what you should know

  • You must be in your pick-up location when you request a NITE Ride.
  • Mornings are NITE Ride’s busiest time. Give yourself at least 30 minutes to get where you’re going.

  • Your pick up time may jump around, as the NITE Ride algorithm updates with every ride scheduled. NITE Ride also prioritizes picking people up over dropping people off. You may find that a group who gets on after you, gets off before you as the algorithm updates with a new route showing the fastest way to pick up and drop off the most people.

  • If you need immediate assistance or feel unsafe, you can call for a walking escort from the UMD Police Auxiliary 301-405-3555. They will get to you as quickly as possible and get you where you need to go safely.