FAU student Uber discount now available

The discount is available on and off campus.

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FAU student Uber discount now available

FAU's Uber program was supposed to start in the beginning of August, but was delayed, and is currently live for students to use. Photo courtesy of Flickr

FAU's Uber program was supposed to start in the beginning of August, but was delayed, and is currently live for students to use. Photo courtesy of Flickr

FAU's Uber program was supposed to start in the beginning of August, but was delayed, and is currently live for students to use. Photo courtesy of Flickr

FAU's Uber program was supposed to start in the beginning of August, but was delayed, and is currently live for students to use. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Sophie Siegel, Staff Writer

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UPDATE: Oct. 23, 5:52 p.m. Uber codes have been reset for those who have used previous codes, according to an SG Facebook post. Use code FAUSGEVENT for $5 off eligible rides.

Students can now get $5 off their Uber rides for a limited time through a new Student Government program.

The Uber Safe Ride program went live over the weekend, SG announced via social media. This means that students will receive a $5 discount for every eligible ride if they use the promo code, “SGATFAUEVENT,” which is applicable on and off all FAU campuses.

Currently all rides should be eligible for the discount regardless of length or location. This is of course subject to change after the initial pilot period of the first month,” student body President Kyle MacDonald told the University Press.

Each student will be limited to three discounted rides during this month-long “pilot period” until SG can calculate how many students are using the program and adjust the number of discounts accordingly. The discounts can be used at any time, day or night.

The program was supposed to start at the beginning of August, but was delayed due to “payment processings,” said MacDonald.

Student Affairs and Student Government allocated $40,000 to cover the cost of the discounts. Once that money runs out, the program will end, unless new money is allocated.

Other Florida state schools that have versions of the Uber Safe Ride program include the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast University.

The UP asked MacDonald what makes it a “Safe Ride” program, but did not receive a response as of publication time.

Check back with the University Press for updates.

Sophie Siegel is a staff writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].