University of Southern California

SCampus Student Guidebook


Campus Cruiser

University Park Campus
(213) 740-4911 (escort)
(213) 740-3575 (information)
620 McCarthy Way, PSX

Health Sciences Campus
(323) 442-2100 (escort)
(323) 442-1201 (information)

If you are one of the many individuals who work, study or take classes at night, you do not have to walk to your car or home alone. Campus Cruiser provides you with either a walking or vehicle escort to your destination.

Students, faculty, staff and guests of the university may be escorted within approximately one mile from the center of campus, or within the DPS patrol area. All Campus Cruiser vehicles are clearly marked. Personnel stay in constant communication with the dispatcher.

Because Campus Cruiser is a supplement to the USC Bus service, it is important to use the USC Bus instead of requesting an escort if you have access to one of the USC Bus routes. If you need an escort into a parking structure when you get off the USC Bus, let the driver know when you first board the USC Bus and an escort can be arranged.

Because of the high demand for Campus Cruiser escorts, they cannot take appointments. Campus Cruiser is intended to be a security service and not a taxi service. To prevent abuse of the service, we ask that you keep the following policies in mind:

  • Cruisers may only escort groups of up to six people.
  • Cruisers may only escort an individual four times in one evening.
  • Cruisers may only wait a short period of time for passengers.
  • Cruisers may not escort people to and from any commercial establishment.

Your safety as well as that of the student Cruiser personnel is our first concern. Keep in mind that Campus Cruiser does get busy at times, especially when it rains. Requests for escorts are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. When you call, give your phone number, and you will receive a phone call or text alert when your Cruiser arrives.

Campus Cruiser operates seven days a week, except during most university holidays, from 6 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. during fall semester, and from 5 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. during spring semester. A special Cruiser vehicle is stationed at Leavey Library to provide services to students from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week. If you need a ride from a location other than Leavey Library during these times, contact DPS at (213) 740-6000 and they will contact a Cruiser. During the summer, hours are 6 p.m. to 12:45 a.m., seven days a week. There is no special escort vehicle stationed at Leavey Library during the summer. Campus Cruiser also has a limited service available at the Health Sciences Campus that operates from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. Contact Campus Cruiser at the Health Sciences Campus at (323) 442-2100.

You can track your call and the Campus Cruiser vehicle assigned to your request online with “Track Your Cruiser” at

Yellow Cab

USC has partnered with Yellow Cab to provide alternative transportation for USC students. This service is recommended for students who do not want to wait for Campus Cruiser. Yellow Cab will accept USCard for payment to destinations within the service area. For more information call (800) USC-TAXI or visit

4 comments on “Campus Cruiser”

  1. Kalon Zandbergs Says:


    On December 18th at around 2am or so, I took a leavey lift that took me to Cardinal Gardens in which I think I left my wallet in. The call was made by Zakiriya Ahmad, and all I know about the driver is that he is in the Pi Kapp fraternity. Has any wallet been found since then?

    Feel free to contact me at (408) 691-0998.


  2. Olivia Says:

    I want to suggest that campus cruiser enables an online waiting system instead of the phone call, so that we students can submit our escort request, addresses, names, etc. online. To do this will reduce the time we spend to wait on the phone, and it will also increase the accuracy and efficiency for campus cruiser to record our information. In addition, it will help the campus cruiser to coordinate the rides, and even students who submit requests during a same period of time and located closely may share a ride. I hope campus cruiser can try to adopt an online waiting system. Thank you!

  3. svogl Says:

    Thanks for your suggestion. There is a new Transportation app. You can learn more about it at

  4. svogl Says:

    You should contact Lost and Found, Public Safety, PSA.

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