Student Safe Ride Service


4Ride provides a free and safe ride to/from locations on and near the Foggy Bottom Campus during late night hours for students who prefer to not walk alone.  This safe ride service opperates seven days a week (Sunday - Saturday) from 8pm until 4am. This service does not operate on many university holidays. This can include: Thanksgiving Holiday, Winter Holiday, Memorial Day,  and the 4th of July. 

Students seeking transport for “convenience” should use local transport services such as taxicabs, Uber, or Lyft.   You can reserve a ride in two ways:

  1. Use “MyGW Portal” by going to and select 4Ride from “Quick Links” to select a ride up to two hours in advance. You can check the progress of the van assigned to your request can be tracked via the online system and a text message will be sent when your van is arriving
  2. Call (202) 994-RIDE (7433) between 8pm-4am.

4Ride Boundaries

Main Campus Boundaries:

19st. to 24st.
Pennsylvania Avenue to F Street

Off Campus Boundaries:

16 st to 26 st
M st. to  Constitution Avenue


  • You are required to show GWorld identification to the driver.
  • Drivers reserve the right to refuse service in situations placing them or other passengers at risk.
  • Be respectful to the drivers, other passengers and the vehicle at all times.
  • Do not leave any garbage and ensure you have all possessions before exiting (especially keys and cell phone).
  • Food and drink must be in a sealed container and/or bagged throughout the ride.
  • 4Ride will not transport anyone with alcoholic beverages (open or close). 
  • Students who make a substantial mess (including vomit) will be charged a $200 cleaning cost and be reported to the Office of Students Rights & Responsibilities.
  • Since 4Ride is a safety service, it will only operate within the specificied boundaries (see above.)

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