Escort Service

COVID 19 Update Message:

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Student Escort Program will be temporarily discontinued for the Spring 2021 semester. If you feel that you are still in need of a safety escort, you can contact University Police at 845-257-2222 and request a safety escort. An officer will meet you at your location on campus and will walk with you to your destination on campus. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.


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This website contains answers to commonly asked questions about SUNY New Paltz’s Escort Service. We encourage you to use the campus Escort Service whenever you feel that walking alone may not be in your best interest. Escort services are available from 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays when classes are not in session) by calling 845-257-3338.

What is the purpose of the Escort Service?
The Escort Service is designed to enhance your safety on campus if you find yourself walking alone and feel uncomfortable about it. The primary goal is to enable you to travel from point to point on campus with a greater sense of security.

Who is eligible to use the Escort Service?
The Escort Service is available for all students, staff and faculty at the college. There is no fee for using the Escort Service. You must show your SUNY New Paltz ID card in order to ride. If a passenger is intoxicated they may be refused a ride and University Police may be called. Groups of three or more that are concerned with their safety can call for a walking escort between the hours below.

When are Escorts available?
The Escort Service runs from 10 p.m. - 4 a.m., seven days a week, during the fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays when classes are not in session).

Where can I be escorted?
The Escort Service will either walk or ride you to your destination anywhere on campus. Parties of three or more that are walking to the same destination will be offered a walking escort.

What if there is an emergency during the escort?
Our student workers are in radio contact at all times with the University Police Department.

Need a job?
We hire approximately 10 students each semester for the escort service. If you are interested in working with our staff, contact Lieutenant Greg Thompson at the University Police Department at 845-257-3661 or e-mail