Safety Escorts

Student Officers escort a student on the Royal Way.

Walking Escorts

The Department of Public Safety offers walking safety escorts to all members of the University community. Safety escorts are available within the following geographic boundaries:

  • North: Vine Street
  • South: Ridge Row ( including the Poly Hi and Fitzpatrick parking lots)
  • East: North Irving Street
  • West: Jefferson Avenue
Walking safety escorts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 570-941-7888 to request safety escort. It is advisable to request a safety escort 15 minutes before you need to leave. Safety escorts may be delayed by other, more emergent calls.

Medical Escorts

Medical escorts are available for members of the University community who have temporary medical conditions requiring transportation on campus only. If you require a medical escort, please contact Public Safety at 570-941-7888.

Medical escorts may be delayed due to emergent calls.

The Safety Escort Van operates on a route throughout campus on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Royal Ride

The Royal Ride is a service provided by the Department of Public Safety on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 P.M. to 3 A.M., while the University is in session. The Royal Ride does not operate during breaks, between semesters, intersessions or during the summer.

The Escort Van follows a set route and stops at the following locations:

  • Denaples Center at the ATM entrance.
  • O'Hara Hall.
  • Quincy Avenue and Vine Street.
  • Liva House (intersection of Vine Street and North Webster Avenue.
  • Katherine Drexel House
  • Redington Hall

The Royal Ride will only stop at the locations designated above. Reservations are not required for the Royal Ride; simply wait at the nearest stop. In the event of inclimate weather, the Royal Ride may be delayed or canceled. Check our web site for updated information.

All individuals using the Royal Ride must display their Royal Card when boarding. The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to refuse service to individuals who are deemed disruptive by the driver(s). Alcohol and tobacco are not permitted on the Escort Van.