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 seven days 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.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: SNAP will be closed for Spring Break Saturday, March 4 through Saturday, March 11. We will re-open for normal service hours beginning at 6:30 PM on Sunday, March 12.

If you would like to become a SNAP employee, please download and fill out our initial application form and follow the included directions for submission.

SNAP was founded in 1976 and provides a point-to-point vehicular escort service for UF students within the boundaries of campus. All SNAP employees are University of Florida 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. Employees are equipped with a police radio, picture ID and flashlights.

There are two ways to request a SNAP escort. The fastest and best method is by downloading the TapRide SNAP app, which is free and available from either the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. Once you download the app, please choose the “University of Florida SNAP” location and log in with your Gatorlink account.

Alternately, you can also request a SNAP escort by calling 352-392-SNAP (7627) and communicating your request with a SNAP dispatcher. When you reach the dispatcher, provide your first name, location of pick-up, and destination. The SNAP dispatcher will then coordinate a SNAP van to arrive at your location.

We also ask that you use the UF campus map at: to find the designated pick-up locations for the SNAP vehicle escorts. Once you click on the web site, please check the “Campus Safety” link located within the “Map Features” section of the map, and all the SNAP pick-up locations will be indicated with the SNAP “S” logo.

SNAP’s funding comes from the transportation fee generated from student tuition fees.

Additional Information About SNAP