Huskie Safe Line

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Did you know that you have an option for getting around campus when the Huskie Bus Line stops running? The Huskie Safe Line is a shuttle service that runs from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (the last route leaves the HSC at 5 a.m.) during late night hours. This free service is available to NIU students, faculty and staff as well as community members with disabilities.

All you need in order to ride is a valid NIU One Card or Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card. You can even bring a guest. The shuttle ride service travels a fixed route with 35 pick-up and drop-off locations for your convenience. Look for the signs that say “Huskie Safe Line” and wait for the van at the stop. Please refer to the route schedule below.

The Huskie Safe Line is driven by the Department of Public Safety’s security guards and their goal is to provide you with a safe ride to your destination. Our security guards drive the shuttles and can easily contact the police in case you need emergency assistance.

A handicap accessible shuttle ride service is available for persons with disabilities and individuals with children by calling 815-753-2222 to request the service.

North Route:

Route Map

Van goes to each stop approximately every 17 minutes

  1. Holmes Student Center
  2. Barsema Hall
  3. School of Nursing
  4. 1217 Blackhawk
  5. 1015 Blackhawk 
  6. 1025 W. Hillcrest 
  7. 1121 W. Hillcrest 
  8. Spiros and Hillcrest
  9. Aspen and Hillcrest
  10. 875 Fotis
  11. 735 Fotis
  12. 770 Regent
  13. 1212 Varsity
  14. 930 Pappas
  15. 910 Hillcrest
  16. Greenbriar and Normal
  17. Greenbrier and Russell
  18. New Hall West - Drop off as needed
  19. Holmes Student Center

South Route:

Route Map

Van goes to each stop approximately every 16 minutes

  1. Holmes Student Center
  2. Gilbert Hall
  3. 412 Locust St
  4. 100 N. Pearl St (Tom and Jerry's)
  5. 823 West Lincoln Hwy (Near McDonalds)
  6. 1005 West Lincoln Hwy (Copy Service)
  7. 1127 West Lincoln Hwy  (Dollar Video)
  8. 1311 West Lincoln Hwy (Stadium View)
  9. Northern View
  10. Parking Lot C3 (Southeast Corner)
  11. Stevenson North
  12. Grant North
  13. New Hall West
  14. New Hall East
  15. Holmes Student Center