Stuck on campus late at night? RamSafe is the point-to-point evening transportation service dedicated for VCU students, faculty and staff. The program provides safe and free transportation to on-campus locations and nearby residences and buildings within defined boundaries on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. That means rather than waiting outside in the dark for your ride to arrive, you may continue studying in the library or dining in the Shafer Court Dining Center and wait for a phone notification that tells you your ride has arrived. 

RamSafe will get you home safely, but it is not intended to be a personal taxi service and should not be used as such. RamSafe operates within VCU’s jurisdiction 365 days a year

View RamSafe's service areas: 

RamSafe Service Area- Monroe Park Campus / RamSafe Service Area- MCV Campus

MCV Campus Escort Service

VCU students, staff, and faculty can request rides on the MCV campus through the Ride Pingo app. This free service provides a safe ride to campus locations for any student or employee with a valid VCU ID card. The escort service is available from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily.

Once you choose the destination location on the Ride Pingo app, you will be offered ride options (you may see a VCU RamSafe option and a VCUHS option); select the VCUHS option.

(Effective July 8, 2024, the Ride Pingo service request process has replaced 828-WALK)

RamSafe bus parked 


RamSafe hours of operation 

Road closures and certain holidays may impact RamSafe's operating times; however, notifications will be posted in advance.

*RamSafe wait times are typically higher during peak demand periods (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.). Please plan your trips) accordingly.

Service Hours

  Monroe Park Campus (RamSafe)

   5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

  MCV Campus (VCU Health escort service)

   5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

  Fall/spring cross-campus* hours

  *travels to MCV Campus

RamSafe cross-campus restrictions were temporarily lifted, effective Nov. 9, 2020.

  Mon - Fri: 12 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 

  (calls are taken until 5:45 a.m.) 

  Sat - Sun: 12 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

  (calls are taken until 7:15 a.m.)

Note: RamSafe service hours may be altered during the winter break.

From Dec. 24-25, RamSafe will operate from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  Summer cross-campus hours

RamSafe cross-campus restrictions were temporarily lifted, effective Nov. 9, 2020.

  Mon - Fri: 7 p.m. to 6:45 a.m.

 (calls are taken until 6:30 a.m.)

  Sat - Sun: 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

  (calls are taken until 7:15 a.m.)