UC Hastings provides daily van escorts and the UCSF Police Department provides “walking” escorts to the UC Hastings community.
To add to the safety of our community, the UCSF Police Department also patrols the streets around the College buildings in the evenings. Complete details of the escort service are available at the 200 and 198 McAllister Street Public Safety desks.
UCSF “Walking” Escort Service
The police officers provide “walking” escorts from each campus building to another, the Civic Center Bart/Muni underground station, Muni bus stops in the surrounding area, and to and from nearby parking lots. To request a “walking” escort, dial extension 4611 or 415-565-4611, or request in person with security in the lobbies of the 100/198/200 McAllister buildings.
UC Hastings Van Service
The van escort service runs 7 days a week from 5:00 PM until 11:30 PM, or until the Library closes. During daylight savings time and when the library is open, escort van hours begin at 6:00 PM until 11:30 PM or until the library closes, 7 days a week.
When the buildings are scheduled to close, the last van escort occurs 15 minutes after that time. The van leaves 200 McAllister Street every thirty minutes as needed (5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, etc.).
Because Daylight Savings Time results in longer periods of sunlight, the van escort service is intended to provide coverage during the hours of darkness when the Hastings Library is open. There are no escort services available on days the buildings are closed.
Procedures for using the Escort Van
- Come in person to the Public Safety desk in the 200 or 198 McAllister Street lobby and request an escort or you can phone 415-565-4611 (4611 when using college phones) and request an escort. Additionally, you can make a request from the 100 McAllister Tower lobby at the security desk.
- The van driver will take the passenger(s) to any point on the map provided in the Student Guide to Public Safety Services, namely a perimeter of Franklin, California, Mason and Market Street. Please note that the escort van will not drive beyond these boundaries. Within these boundaries are the following commonly requested destinations:
- McAllister Tower
- BART/MUNI underground
- MUNI Bus transfer points
- Parking lots
- The van only takes passengers to bus stops, but cannot wait for the bus to arrive.