|Urgent: 617-495-1212 (Longwood 617-432-1212)
| Business: 617-495-1215
Safety Escorts and Transportation
The HUPD encourages community members to be vigilant while walking throughout campus and surrounding areas both during the day and at night and to take the appropriate precautions, such as walking with others and utilizing the various available transportation options described below. Students, faculty, and staff also may call the HUPD at 617-495-1212 if they believe they are in danger while waiting for transportation due to the hour or circumstance. The HUPD will assist with transportation whenever appropriate.
Cambridge and Allston
(49) 5-0400 (fully accessible)
The University Shuttle Service operates fixed route bus service during the academic year (except university recognized holidays and semester breaks) providing safe, convenient, and reliable transportation throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses. Major stops include: Memorial Hall, Pound Hall, Currier House, Mather House, Boylston Gate, Lamont Library, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Business School. Harvard Shuttles are open to all members of the Harvard Community, including faculty, staff and students. From our low-floor and lift-equipped buses to our door-to-door van service, Harvard's entire system is accessible for riders of all abilities.
The service is free to members of the Harvard community. Scheduled service runs weekdays from 5:45 a.m. to 4:00 a.m., and weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Friday & Saturday nights)
The Shuttle Tracker continuously displays the location of Harvard University shuttles and animates their motion against a detailed map of recognizable University buildings and landmarks. Shuttle Tracker helps riders save time, stay safe, and have more control over their schedules while enabling management to manage the Transportation fleet with unprecedented clarity. For additional information on Shuttle Tracker please visit www.shuttle.harvard.edu.
Daytime Van Service
617-495-0400 (fully accessible)/TTY£ 617-496-6642
The Daytime Van Service is designed for persons who, because of mobility impairment or medical condition, find it extremely difficult or impossible to use the regular shuttle bus. This service operates year round throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses and is available to all faculty, staff and students. All faculty, visiting appointments, staff, alumni, and guests of Harvard wishing to request use of the van service must be approved by contacting the Office of the Disability Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. After approval, rides are by appointment only.
Please call 617-495-0400 for more information or to schedule a ride. After 7 p.m., fully accessible shuttle vans are available through the Evening Van Service. Reservations are not required for the Evening Van Service.
Evening Van Service
(49) 5-0400 (fully accessible)
The Evening Van Service is designed to transport faculty, staff and students safely about the campus area as a supplement to the shuttle bus system. The service operates between 7 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., seven days a week throughout the entire year, including summer and break periods. No advance arrangements are needed. However, the last call for a ride must be received by 11:45 a.m. For more information, or to request a ride, please call 617-495-0400.
Harvard University Campus Escort Program (HUCEP)
HUCEP teams, who are trained and supervised by the HUPD, provide walking escorts to
students, faculty, and staff seven nights a week during the academic year and cover the
Yard, River, and Quad areas. Teams are identified by their brightly colored vests,
labeled HUCEP. Escorts respond to calls for service through the HUCEP hotline
[(38) 4-8237 or (38)-HUCEP], and can be flagged down by students, faculty, and staff in
need of an escort. Escort teams also are encouraged to ask solo walkers if they would
like an escort to their destination.
The hours of operation for HUCEP are:
10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. , Sunday through Wednesday, and 10:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. , Thursday through Saturday.
Walking Escort Service HMS/HSDM
(43) 2-1379, HSPH (43) 2-1040
The walking escort service is available 24 hours a day. When you call, a security guard
will escort you to your vehicle on campus or to the nearest MBTA stop. Please call ahead
as it may take as long as fifteen minutes for your escort to arrive. Please wait for your
escort once you have called.
Taxi Escort Service
The Taxi Escort Service is a complimentary service available to HMS Quad-based students, faculty, staff, and students living off campus, as well as all HSPH students, faculty, and staff. The service is available from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., seven days a week. Students, faculty, and staff are required to show their HUID or Harvard Longwood Campus Temporary ID. Escorts can be arranged through the security guard stationed inside Vanderbilt Hall for HMS and HSDM and FXB lobby for HSPH. Taxis will take you within one mile of the Longwood Campus at no charge (you are responsible for additional mileage past one mile.)
The Harvard Longwood Campus shuttle (M2) is managed by MASCO and operated by Paul Revere Transportation Company. The service runs between Vanderbilt Hall and the Johnston Gate, Monday through Saturday. Students at HMS, HSPH, HSDM, GSAS, DMS, HBS, and FAS, as well as Harvard University Officers and staff need only swipe their HUID
to ride the bus for free. Other Harvard University graduate students, as well as faculty and employees of Harvard-affiliated hospitals must either purchase tickets at the M2 ticket offices or add value to their Crimson Cash account (which is accessed by their HUID) at the Crimson Cash website at www.cash.harvard.edu.
For schedule information and ticket sale locations visit: