To help students who might need a ride during the evening, the UW-Eau Claire Dean of Students, Student Senate and Housing and Residence Life teams came together to launch “Campus Cab,” a free ride service for Blugolds.
Campus Cab, which was once simply a residence hall van that transported students between upper and lower campus, is now an option for students traveling to and from campus. The launch of Campus Cab has received positive feedback from students because it has helped lessen students’ stress about commuting in the evening.
Dean of Students Joe Abhold said access to transportation is important to students, and he said the campus partners came together to help make Campus Cab a reality.
“This is a great collaboration with Student Senate and Housing and Residence Life,” Abhold said. “Student Senate saw this opportunity for off-campus students as it has expanded the hours and location. Housing and Residence Life has organized this program to ensure students can get around comfortably with qualified drivers and dispatchers available.”
Campus Cab has expanded the hours and locations it serves. Campus Cab operates between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. during the week, and on weekends the service is available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7 p.m.-3 a.m. The map included below shows the service area of Campus Cab, which can pick up or drop off students at both campus and off-campus locations. To schedule a ride, students must call 715-836-3333. Students must show their campus ID when Campus Cab arrives.
In addition to offering a safe, free option for students traveling at night, Campus Cab can help connect students who live off campus. Many students often become disengaged with campus life as they move out of the residence halls, and lining up transportation can be difficult.
“We want our students to be aware that Campus Cab is an available option for getting to and from a late-night class, group meetings, study sessions or intramurals,” said Whitney Hanson, Campus Cab supervisor. “Campus Cab is an easy, free service available for all students.”