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SoberRide, Designated Walker help promote safe ISU Homecoming

October 20, 2021

Indiana State University will promote a safe Homecoming celebration with two programs in addition to ongoing alcohol awareness education.

SoberRide is a free shuttle that will operate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, date of the Blue & White Parade and the Homecoming football game vs. Youngstown State. SoberRide drops off passengers at Memorial Stadium and ISU’s campus, with several pickup locations.

Designated Walkers are volunteer students who are sober and keep an eye on their peers as they participate in Homecoming festivities. It is sponsored by Pepsi Refreshment Services.

“We’re happy that we can have these programs for the ninth straight year,” said Lauren Baines, ISU’s Director of Student Health Promotion. “They help keep Homecoming fun and safe.”

These are the pick-up and dropoff locations:

Sober Ride stops from ISU to Memorial Stadium (pick up locations only)

• Saratoga, 5th and Wabash Ave

• Verve, 7th and Wabash Ave

• 9th and Wabash south side of Wabash Ave Across from Terminal

• 14th and Wabash

• 18th and Wabash Ave

• Auto Zone, 2301 Wabash Ave

Sober Ride stops from Memorial Stadium to ISU (pick up locations only)

• Memorial Stadium, 3300 Wabash Ave.

• 2940 Wabash Ave

• 20th and Wabash Ave

• Sonka’s 14th and Wabash Ave

• 9th and Wabash on 9th Street

Sober Ride Drop Off/ Pick Up Locations

• Memorial Stadium, 3300 Wabash Ave.

• 6th and Elm University Village

• ISU Lincoln Quad at 5th and Tippecanoe Street

• ISU Lot 11 on 5th Street (south of Spruce Street)

• ISU 5th and Chestnut Street

Media contacts: 

Mark Alesia, Director of University Communication 

(O) 812-237-3837 

(C) 812-229-8020

Dianne Powell, Associate Director of University Communication

(O) 812-237-8764

(C) 812-878-2131