Protect Texas Together
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a recommended protective face mask.
- Leave the front seat empty.
- Only one rider is allowed per ride.
See Lyft's latest on COVID-19 page for information on how Lyft is protecting drivers and riders.*UT Night Rides does not operate when dorms are closed or on official university holidays.
Lyft serves as the provider for UT Austin’s Night Rides program! UT Night Rides provides a Lyft away from main campus to your home* seven days a week from midnight to 4 a.m.
*Locations served will mirror current UT Shuttles routes for West Campus, Far West, Lake Austin, North Riverside, Lake Shore, Crossing Place, and Intramural Fields as well as mainline Route 10, serving the Red River area. All UT Night Rides must originate from main campus only.
1. Get the app
Download the Lyft app for iPhone or Android. Already have it?
Just make sure to update to the latest version of the app.
2. Get your UT Night Rides credits
Your Lyft email must match your official University directory email address (whether you use gmail, utexas.edu, yahoo or other) to participate.
- Need to know your UT email address? Click Here
- Need to change your Lyft address? Click Here
- If your UTEID is restricted, please email email@example.com to enroll
Lyft will send an email to university affiliates. Click on the activation link in the email to claim your credits. If you did not receive the email from Lyft, email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your credits.
3. Take a Lyft ride!
Rides must begin on the main campus (designated as the purple zone on map below; purple zone=main campus) and end in any designated off-campus locations (designated within the pink zone).
Note: Destinations must be residential, not commercial.
Once verification is complete, your UT Night Rides Lyft credits will be activated. The credits will automatically apply to any rides taken within the above parameters and the ride quote for the ride will show “FREE”. When you open the Lyft app, you will be prompted for the type of Lyft that you want to request. Tap “Shared” to the selection option (see photo).
After you click "Set Pickup" you will see the following screen. Be sure to have your ride set to Lyft Shared and Personal mode. If your ride is ordered in business mode, your Lyft credit will not apply to the cost of the ride.
Remember, crossed out pricing as indicated below means that your promo is being applied and the UT Night Rides credits also will be applied. If you do not see crossed-out pricing, please make sure you are following the proper steps and using the program within the set boundaries/parameters.
You may view the ride parameters by visiting the Promos section in the Lyft app. Please note that any additional tips paid to a driver will be charged to the personal credit card registered to your Lyft account.
To use credit, Rides must be in "Personal Mode" and Lyft Shared.
How to Request a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle:
Within the Lyft app, go to Settings then Services to select Access mode.
Reopen the app. You will receive an in-app notification with instructions to dial a dedicated phone number for dispatching accessible vehicles.
If you have questions about UT Night Rides, please email us at email@example.com
For inquiries regarding changes, please include your UT EID, phone number, and a screenshot or picture of your ride receipt. If you have questions about UT Night Rides, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://parking.utexas.edu/night