Effective Monday, March 16, SNAP service has been suspended as a proactive measure to support efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is nearly impossible to maintain a practical social distancing approach (6 feet distance) in a 15-passenger vehicle.
At this time, there is no specific date for resumption of service, but we encourage all customers to continue to check www.parking.ufl.edu and the TapRide app over the next few weeks for additional messaging on when service will resume.
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, and the majority of SNAP employees are UF students who have undergone extensive training, background checks and who must maintain a high academic standard to remain employed with the program.
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There are two ways to request a SNAP ride. 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 App Store. Once you download the app, please choose the “University of Florida SNAP” location and log in with your Gatorlink account.
You can view SNAP’s official pick-up and drop-off points using the TapRide app or by using the map below. Please note that our drivers are only allowed to pick up or drop off passengers at these official stopping points.
Alternately, you can also request a SNAP escort by calling 352-392-SNAP (7627) and speaking with one of our dispatchers. When you reach the dispatcher, please provide your first name, number of students in your group, pick-up location, and destination, and we will coordinate a SNAP van to arrive at your location.
SNAP Rider Code Of Conduct
- Please treat your fellow passengers and SNAP employees with courtesy and respect at all times.
- When listening to music or watching video on personal devices, either headphones should be used or the device volume should be set at a level that is not audible to other passengers.
- Pay attention during the ride and be ready to board and exit SNAP vehicles promptly at your stop in a safe and orderly manner.
- Each passenger should only occupy one seat on the vehicle and should not sit or stand in the aisle.
- No smoking, vaping, eating or drinking is allowed on SNAP vehicles.
- Please respect and comply with any decisions or requests made by the SNAP driver during your ride.
- Passengers who are in clear violation of these policies and/or creating disturbances may be asked to leave the van. At the driver’s discretion, UFPD may be requested to assist in removal of passengers who are creating a safety hazard for employees or other passengers.
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. SNAP has a few full-time professional employees, but the vast majority of SNAP staff members are University of Florida students who have passed a comprehensive background check and driving test and have been certified through UF’s official 15-passenger van training course. In addition, SNAP employees participate in regular in-house training sessions for continuous skill improvement and must also maintain a high academic standard in order to remain employed.
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.
The UF campus map at: http://campusmap.ufl.edu/ is another resource that can be used to find SNAP’s official stopping points. When viewing the campus map, please click the “Campus Safety” link located within the “Map Features” section of the map, and all the SNAP stops will be indicated with the SNAP “S” logo.
SNAP’s funding comes from the UF transportation access fee that is generated from student tuition on a per-credit basis.