SNAP is back at work! As of Monday, August 31 at 6:30 PM, we are providing full service to our customers with extensive COVID-related safety precautions as shown below. Submit a TapRide request and ride with us tonight!

We Care About Your Safety!

We Have Enacted Important COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Masks or face coverings are required to be worn at all times by staff and passengers
  • Vehicles are fully professionally sanitized at the end of each business day
  • Driver/passenger partitions installed in all vehicles
  • Middle seat blocked in each row, reducing capacity to 8 passengers to maintain physical distancing
  • High contact areas such as door handles sanitized periodically throughout the night
  • The maximum group ride size has been limited to four passengers per request

In addition, we are continually monitoring and following all federal, state and local transit guidelines to ensure that we provide the safest possible environment for our staff and customers.


The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) is a free, nightly, campus safety and transportation service for students sponsored by UF Student Government, Student Traffic Court and UF Transportation and Parking Services. SNAP operates four to seven 15-passenger vans (depending on demand) seven nights a week from 6:30 PM – 3 AM during the Fall and Spring semesters and from 8:30 PM – 3 AM during the Summer semester. If you would like to become a SNAP employee, apply below.

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SNAP History and Driver Requirements
SNAP was founded in 1976 as a subsidiary service of the UF Police Department, and in July 2016 it became part of UF Transportation and Parking Services. All SNAP employees are UF Students who have passed a comprehensive background check, driving test, and have completed a 15-passenger van training course. In addition, SNAP employees must also maintain a high academic standard in order to remain employed. We also employ two professional drivers.
How to Request a SNAP Ride
There are two wasy to request a SNAP escort. The fastest, most recommended method is to download the TapRide SNAP app, which is free and available from either the Google Play Store or the iTunes Store. Once you download the app, please choose the “University of Florida SNAP” location and log in with your Gatorlink account. You can also call 352-392-SNAP (7627) and speak with one of SNAP’s dispatchers. When you reach the dispatcher, please provide your first name, number of student passengers, and pick-up location and destination so we can provide a SNAP ride for you at your location.
Where can SNAP Pick Up or Drop Off?
You can view SNAP’s official stopping points using the TapRide app or by using the Google map below. Please note that SNAP drivers are only allowed to pick up or drop off passengers at these official stopping points.