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

Shuttle Bus

617-495-0400 (Fully Accessible)

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The University Shuttle Service operates fixed route bus service during the academic year (except on university recognized holidays and semester breaks) providing safe, convenient, and reliable transportation throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses. The service is free to members of the Harvard community. Scheduled service runs from 5:15 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 5:15 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. Saturday, and Sunday.

Shuttle Tracker

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.

TransLōc now offers mobile apps for iPhone and Android. We encourage all passengers to download an app for additional features and mobile access.

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Daytime Van Service

617-495-0400 (Fully Accessible)

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 After approval, rides are by appointment only.

Please call 617-495-0400 for more information or to schedule a ride. After 7 PM, fully accessible shuttle vans are available through the Evening Van Service. Reservations are not required for the Evening Van Service.

Evening Van Service

617-495-0400 (Fully Accessible)

The service operates between 7:00 PM. and 3:00 AM, seven days a week throughout the academic year.  No advance arrangements are needed. However, the last request for a ride must be received by 2:30 AM.  After Commencement until classes start, the service operates from 7 PM until 12 AM, last call at 11:30 PM. 

You can request a ride by using the Harvard Evening Van App.

For more information 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 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 617-384-8237 or 617-38-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. - 3:00 a.m., Thursday through Saturday.



Walking Escort Service HMS/HSDM

617-432-1379, HSPH 617-432-1040

The walking escort service is available 24 hours a day. When you call, a security guard will escort you anywhere on the Harvard Longwood 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 PM to 3:00 AM, 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.)

Shuttle Bus


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. All Harvard University students, faculty, and staff with a valid HUID card ride the bus for free. Faculty (without an HUID) and employees of Harvard-affiliated hospitals must purchase tickets at the M2 ticket offices.

For schedule information and ticket sale locations visit Masco's website