624-WALK Service

Rave Guardian

Your safety is our first priority!

624-WALK is available to walk with you to and from campus locations and nearby adjacent neighborhoods.  Call 612-624-WALK (9255), or 4-WALK from any campus phone, shortly before your desired departure time.

624-WALK Boundaries

Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the 624-WALK service available?

The service is available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Call anytime.

Who may use 624-WALK?

Any student, staff, faculty, or visitor to the University of Minnesota may use the service to and/or from campus locations.

How long is the wait?

The wait will depend on demand. Our average wait is approximately 15 minutes. Often it is less. We recommend calling 15-30 minutes prior to your desired departure time. Our dispatcher will provide an anticipated wait time based on demand.

Who will be walking with me?

A uniformed employee of University Security. 

What type of training does University Security have? Will they protect me?

University Security employees do not carry weapons. They do carry a police radio keeping them in contact with the 911 Public Safety Emergency Communication Center (PSECC). Employees are trained to recognize threats, avoid them, and notify UMPD. The goal of the 624-WALK service is to provide an alternative to walking alone, deter crime using a uniformed security presence, and initiate UMPD response if necessary.

Where is University Security located?

University Security employees are spread across campus checking for unlocked doors, facilities emergencies, and suspicious activities. Being spread out allows at least one employee to be in close proximity to most 624-WALK requests.

Is the 624-WALK service available on the Saint Paul Campus?

Yes! The service operates on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.