Dean of Students | Night Safety Transit

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For a ride call (618) 453-2212.  

Night Safety Transit is a unit of the Dean of Students and NST was established as a courtesy service in the spring of 1980 to provide a safe means of transportation for SIU students both on and off campus. 

  • Night Safety Transit does NOT provide rides to local businesses.


Day Time
Sunday: 8pm-Midnight
Monday: 8pm-Midnight
Tuesday: 8pm-Midnight
Wednesday: 8pm-Midnight
Thursday: 8pm-3am
Friday: 8pm-3am
Saturday: 8pm-3am

We stop accepting calls 15 minutes before closing.  

During University Breaks (Holiday, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break & Spring Break), Night Safety Transit is closed. 

For further information please:

  • read our Frequently Asked Questions guide for answers to frequently asked questions, or 
  • call the Assistant Dean of Students Office (4th Floor Student Services Building) office from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday at (618) 453-1492, or
  • call during evening hours phone Night Safety Transit at (618) 453-2212. 

Additional Information

Hazardous Weather

Services may be canceled due to hazardous weather.  For further information call the NST phone number and listen to the announcement.  If during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm), call the Assistant Dean of Students office (4th floor of Student Services Building, Rm. 488) at (618) 453-1492. We may have shut down due to inclement weather or some other reason. Please go to the SIU Facebook or Twitter pages for information regarding possible closure. Those links are:



Ridership Boundaries

  • To the North:  Willow Street (by the Southern Illinoisan newspaper)
  • To the South: The Reserves on US 51 South
  • To the West:  Tower Road
  • To the East:   Giant City Road

Average Wait Time

The average wait for a ride is 15 – 25 minutes depending upon weather conditions and the number of incoming calls.

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