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Bobcat Bobbies and Cats on the Go provide safe rides home

Photo by: Madison Morriss | Staff Photographer
The Bobcat Bobbies provide a safe escort to students walking to their cars or residence halls from dusk until 1 a.m.

Any student concerned about walking back to a car or residence hall late at night can take advantage of the Bobcat Bobbies, provided by the University Police Department.

To request a safety escort, Bobcats can call 512.245.SAFE. The Bobbies operate during the fall and spring semesters from 6:30 p.m. to one in the morning, seven days a week. All Bobbies carry a radio and are able to communicate with dispatch in case of an emergency.

In addition to dorms, Bobbies provide transportation to on-campus apartments, parking lots, and parking garages. Safety escorts provide a one-way ride, and students wishing to return to their original destination must call a second time.

From 1:00 a.m. until dawn, Security Services provides escorts.

For students with a temporary disability, such as a broken leg, Cats on the Go golf carts are also available to transport students to and from classes. This must be approved by the Office of Disability Services, which can be reached at 512.245.3451.