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.


We’re looking for great people to join our team!
SNAP employees start at $13/hour and enjoy flexible scheduling and a fun, fast-paced work environment – if you would like to become a SNAP employee and help make a difference for your fellow students’ safety, click below to apply:

Apply to Drive With SNAP


Please be aware that SNAP vans will always be painted white and marked with SNAP and Transportation and Parking Services lettering (see our fleet images below for reference), and our employees will always be wearing either an orange or black and white SNAP/TAPS uniform shirt. Please do not accept any rides from anyone who is driving an unmarked vehicle or not wearing a SNAP/TAPS uniform – if you are approached by anyone like this and asked to ride with them, please notify UFPD as soon as possible at (352) 392-1111.

To submit SNAP ride requests, please use the free TapRide app (available in the Apple and Android app stores). To contact SNAP directly for emergencies or questions about our service, please call (352) 392-SNAP (7627) during our regular nighttime business hours.


SNAP Fleet Images – click on each image below to enlarge it:










For a tutorial on how to use the TapRide app to request and view rides with SNAP, click below:

Take Our TapRide Tutorial!


Map of SNAP Pickup/Dropoff Locations


SNAP FAQ

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. The majority of SNAP employees are current UF students who have passed a comprehensive background check, driving test, and have completed a 15-passenger van training course. In addition, SNAP student employees must also maintain a high academic standard and complete additional internal driving and safety training each semester in order to remain employed. In addition to our student staff, SNAP also employs several professional drivers who also must complete required driving and safety training each semester and undergo regular driving history checks.
How to Request a SNAP Ride
There are two ways to request a SNAP escort. The preferred method (and for fastest service) is to download the TapRide app, which is free and available from either the Google Play Store or the iTunes Store. Once you download the app, please choose “University of Florida SNAP” from the list of services and log in with your Gatorlink account. Alternately, you can also request a ride by calling 352-392-SNAP (7627) and speaking 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.