Back-to-School Safety With Uber

It’s back to school time, which means college students across the country will use Uber to get from point A to B — whether that’s to get to the airport for fall break or across campus for a chem lab.

When riding with Uber, it’s always important to make sure you get into the right car and stay safe throughout the trip. Here are some tips for whenever you ride:

  1. Stay inside until you’re ready to go – The beauty of Uber is that you can push a button and get a ride while you’re still indoors. No need to hang out at the curb—you’ll be notified when your driver is arriving.
  2. Check the details – After you request a ride, the app displays the driver’s name, photo, license plate, and car model in the app. When the car arrives, double check the information. When you get in the car your driver should confirm your name. If not, you can ask the driver to provide his or her name and confirm it before getting in the vehicle. Remember, you can only order a ride with Uber by using the app, so never accept a ride from someone offering you a ride home without arranging it through the Uber app.
  3. Help your friends out – If you’re with someone using Uber to request a ride who may be intoxicated, help them double check the driver and the car before they get in the vehicle. Or ride home together and split your fare.
  4. Share your trip status – By tapping the “Share status” button, you can immediately share your trip and vehicle update with a friend or family member. Meeting up with friends? They can watch your trip in real-time to anticipate your arrival. Or share it with a friend or family member so they know you get home safely after a night out.
  5. Keep that party locale private – Uber’s cross-street feature lets you enter your cross streets as a pick-up or drop-off destination instead of your address. When you’re entering your pickup and drop off location, type in the two street names. If your cross streets aren’t populating or you don’t know what they are, you can enter your exact address and then move the pin in the map to your desired location before you request.
  6. Use common sense – Uber is an easy way to make sure that everyone has a way to get home. There is no need to share personal information with your driver or fellow POOL riders. If something doesn’t feel right, follow your intuition. And if you ever feel you’re in an emergency situation, always call 911 immediately.

And remember, if you’re ever going to be drinking, plan ahead with Uber or a designated driv er to ensure a safe ride home. Check out more safety tips to ensure a smooth ride.

Credit: Uber

Extended Office Hours

Parking and Transit Services will have extended office hours to accommodate students as they return to campus. Please note the following schedule:

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20: Noon to 5 p.m.

Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 26: Noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 27: Noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4: Closed


Beginning Tuesday, September 5, we will resume our academic hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Syracuse University staff smoothed the way for graduate’s grandparents (Your letters)

Sometime it’s the little things that make a big difference. Between our staff managing the disabled shuttle, the DPS Fire and Life Safety officer who coordinates the disable entrance, and the Dome staff working Gate A, we have a great team of caring people making commencement comfortable for elderly and disabled family members. We apprecaite the kind words from the Klocek’s in a recent letter to the editor on

Extended Shuttle Service for Exam Week

The #344 Centro shuttle that runs between Main and South Campus will operate 24 hours a day starting on Tuesday night, May 2.

This service will continue through the following Tuesday night, May 9.

Please Note: Additional trips from College Place to South Campus will occur at 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 4:10 a.m. and will continue every 20 minutes throughout the early morning.

See link below for all additional service times.

Finals Week Supplemental Service Times




Campus Shuttle Delays Expected on April 8

Campus Shuttle Delays and Detours Expected for Saturday, April 8:

Please be advised that due to the sold out Monster Jam event in the Dome on Saturday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. there may be shuttle delays and detours.  If you are coming to campus for academic purposes or use the campus shuttles please plan accordingly.