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BearWALK Free Night Safety Services

"We get you there safely."
Log in at
or call (510) 642-9255 (2-WALK)

Evening classes, study, research or work may keep you on campus late at night. UC Berkeley offers these Night Safety Services to get you safely where you need to go after dark. All services are free to the community.

  • an automated dispatch system
    • either for walking escort (until 4 a.m.)
    • or for early morning "door-to-door" shuttles (beginning after 4 a.m.)
  • or live GPS tracking for Night Safety shuttles
    • see them along their routes on an online map
      (starting after dark until 4 a.m.)

Automated dispatch and shuttle tracking is available Automated dispatch is also available by phone at (510) 642-9255

Learn more below or at the NEW BearWALK FAQ page

3 time/service categories

1. After Dark Until 4 AM -- Walking Escort

After dark, and until 4 AM, you can walk with a CSO, or Community Service Officer -- a uniformed student employee who is trained in non-confrontational safety techniques, and carries a police radio.

Go to to log in and make a request!

2. After Dark Through Until 4 AM --Night Safety Shuttles on Routes

Before 4 AM., shuttles follow set routes. For this summer's pilot program, there will be 2 Southside shuttles and 1 Northside shuttle until 2:45 AM, at which point there will be 1 Southside and 1 Northside shuttle until 4 AM.

Go to to view shuttles on routes!

3. After 4 AM Until 5:30 AM --Night Safety "Door-to-Door" Shuttles

After 4 a.m., the South Side line converts to a "by request" Door-to-Door service from campus locations to points within EXTENDED BOUNDARIES. Last request taken at 5:30 AM via phone or online.

Go to to log in and make a request for pick-up!

How to make a BearWALK Night Safety request

  1. Begin no earlier than 15 minutes before desired pick-up.
  2. Go to
  3. Click the button for your type of service based on time of your request.
  4. Log in with your CalNet ID
  5. Provide vital information
    • Your location (be specific, building or address)
    • Your callback number
    • Your destination
  6. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., shuttles enable GPS devices and the online map shows their positions along their routes.

How to track Night Safety Shuttles

After 7:30 PM service begins, and you can track the location of the Night Safety Shuttles.

  1. Click on the stop icons to see the next scheduled arrival times.
  2. Watch the bus icons and estimate when the bus will arrive at your stop in real time.

There is a delay of a few seconds to the refresh rate on the map, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to the stop.

Go to

We get anyone in the community there safely!

CalNet ID is not required to see the map at

You can also call 510/642-9255 to make to a request without CalNet ID.

Night Safety Service Boundaries

(click to see Maps of coverage below)

Pick Up and Drop Off Boundaries before 4 AM

  • North, Vine Street
  • N. East, Highland Place
  • S. East, Prospect/Hillside
  • South, Derby Street
  • West, Milvia Street.

Extended Drop Off Boundaries after 4 AM

  • North, Hopkins/Yolo/Eunice
  • East, Hillside/Panoramic (including all campus housing facilities.)
  • South, Ashby
  • West, Sacramento.

Service Boundaries Maps

Before 4 AM -- PICK UP and DROP OFF Boundary Map

View Early BearWALK Coverage, Dusk to 4am in a larger map

After 4 AM -- Extended Boundaries "Door-to-Door" Shuttle

View UCBerkeley Early Morning Night Safety Service Boundaries in a larger map

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In an EMERGENCY, from a cell phone on or near campus, dial 510 642-3333
If you have any questions, please contact UCPD:
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Visit us at 1 Sproul Hall (basement), near Telegraph Avenue & Bancroft Way
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Station Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mail us at University of California Police Department, Berkeley, Records Unit
1 Sproul Hall, MC #1199, Berkeley, CA 94720-1199
Phone: 510 642-6760, 24 hours a day
Fax: 510 643-4655
Records Unit Services Offered: Livescan Fingerprinting is done by appointment only, Tuesday Friday; Lost & Found Services are available Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Court Order Bookings are done by by appointment only Monday Friday; Records Requests are also available.

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