Register for the Freshman Emergency Ride Home program. You can get a free cab ride back to campus the next time you find yourself off campus without a way back using existing transit alternatives.
Parking and Transportation Services runs this program with Yellow Checker Rainbow Cab (650.999.9999) to help freshmen with unforeseen travel emergencies. Registered program members are allowed three free cab rides to a campus destination during the year. Tell them your name and that you are registered with the Stanford Freshman Emergency Ride Home program. Give them the account number 300-350, your pick-up location, on-campus destination, and nature of the emergency. After they verify your information, they'll pick you up.