Summer 2023 U-Pass

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The Commuter Services Office provides faculty, staff, and students with an extensive Rideshare Program. The following programs are available to assist you in your commute to Cal State LA.

Summer 2023 U-Pass

Summer 2023 U-Pass will be available May 22, 2023 online only

Get around for less with the Golden Eagle U-Pass!

U-Pass Program - Summer 2023

The Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass, offering college students unlimited rides on any Metro system in LA County that accepts TAP, including all Metro bus and rail, as well as all Foothill Transit local buses county-wide and the Foothill Silver Streak (at all departing stations), City of Commerce Transit, Culver City Bus, Gardena Transit, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit and Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus.

How much does the U-Pass cost?

The Summer 2023 Metro U-Pass is $81.00 and is valid from May 29, 2023, to August 20, 2023, for a total of 12 weeks. The U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, Student Union, Cal State LA Parking & Transportation Services, and the Student Success Fee.

Please note the following:

  • All Metro U-Pass sales are final – No Refunds.
  • Commuter Services is not responsible for lost or stolen U-Pass TAP cards.
  • This program is offered only to currently enrolled Cal State LA students
  • Students cannot possess a Cal State LA semester parking permit and an active U-Pass concurrently
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements at the time of purchase
  • Students must have a Cal State LA ID when purchasing and/or retrieving a U-Pass
  • U-Passes will continue to be sold at a prorated rate throughout the semester (see sales schedule below)
  • Metro U-Pass is not valid on Metrolink trains

IMPORTANT - U-Pass purchases are only be available online.

Renew U-Pass (for students who previously purchased a U-Pass card)

  • Purchase your Summer U-Pass online beginning May 22, 2023, through your Parking Portal via MyCalStateLA or at
  • Your U-Pass will automatically reload effective May 29, 2023. PLEASE NOTE - All U-Pass renewals that are purchased by 12 pm on Friday, May 26, 2023, will be activated and effective May 29, 2023, if all eligibility requirements are met.
  • For all Summer U-Pass online purchases after May 26, 2023 after 12pm, your U-Pass will be loaded and ready to use after it has been activated by Metro on May 30 by 3pm if purchased over the holiday period
  • If you lost your U-Pass, you must pay the replacement fee before receiving clearance to purchase a new pass. Please contact [email protected].edu for further information and how to report your lost U-Pass.
  • If you have previously reported a U-Pass lost and were issued a replacement U-Pass by Commuter Services, the lost pass reported cannot be activated by Metro. Please make sure you discard the old pass if it has been found.

First-Time U-Pass Purchasers

  • YOU MUST complete the online Metro Survey (this is mandatory for first-time participation in the program)
  • You will then receive an email from [email protected] with instructions on purchasing your U-Pass
  • All purchases must be completed online
  • After purchase, you may pick up your U-Pass in-person at the Department of Public Safety, located in Lot 1. Dates and hours to pick U-Pass in person are Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm.
  • You must have Cal State LA ID when purchasing and/or retrieving your U-Pass

For additional questions on U-Pass, please contact Commuter Services at (323) 343-5277.

Please view the Summer 2023 U-Pass Proration Schedule below.

Summer 2023 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Date Purchased  Price  Weeks Valid

May 29, 2023 - June 4, 2023

 $ 81.00

12 Weeks

June 5, 2023 - June 11, 2023

 $ 74.25

11 Weeks

June 12, 2023 - June 18, 2023

 $ 67.50

10 Weeks

June 19, 2023 - June 25, 2023

 $ 60.75

9 Weeks

June 26, 2023 - July 2, 2023

 $ 54.00

8 Weeks

July 3, 2023 - July 9, 2023

 $ 47.25 7 Weeks

July 10, 2023 - July 16, 2023

 $ 40.50

6 Weeks

July 17, 2023 - July 23, 2023

 $ 33.75

5 Weeks

July 24, 2023 - July 30, 2023

 $ 27.00

4 Weeks

July 31, 2023 - Aug 6, 2023

 $ 20.25

3 Weeks

Aug 7, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023

 $ 13.50

2 Weeks

Aug 14, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023

$6.75 1 Week


After I purchase my u-pass on-line, when will the pass be activated?

Your U-Pass will be loaded and ready to use after it has been activated by Metro within 2 business days after initial purchase.

Can I use the U-Pass on Metrolink trains?

U-Pass is not valid on Metrolink.  U-Pass is valid on all local Metro bus and rail, as well as Foothill Silver Streak (between El Monte and Union Station only), Culver City Bus, GTrans, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit, and Big Blue Bus.

If I no longer need the U-Pass will I receive a refund?

Due to our partnerships that bring you such a reduced rate, U-Pass sales are final and there can be no refunds.

Do I need my student ID?

Yes, you need to bring your Cal State LA student ID.  If you do not bring your campus ID we cannot sell you a U-Pass.

Can I use the U-Pass on Foothill Transit?

Currently, the U-Pass is valid on the Foothill Silver Streak and on all Foothill Transit local lines. The U-Pass is also valid for all local Metro bus and rail, Culver City Bus, Gardena Bus Lines, LA DASH, Torrance Transit, Long Beach Transit, Montebello Bus Lines, Norwalk Transit, Pasadena Transit, and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus.

Can I buy a U-Pass for someone else?

No, you must be present with your campus ID to purchase a U-Pass.

I will be enrolled soon in classes; can I purchase a U-Pass?

Enrollment must be completed to purchase a U-Pass.

What do I do if my U-Pass is not working?

Tap your U-Pass once before you board or upon boarding.  Your pass will be activated after the first tap.

Should it continue to not read please contact Commuter Services at (323)343-5277.

Can I purchase a U-Pass and a parking permit?

No, students cannot possess a Cal State LA semester parking permit and a valid U-Pass at the same time.

What happens if I lose my U-Pass?

Contact Commuter Services via emailThere is a $25.00 fee to replace the first lost U-Pass.  You will be charged the prorated face value for all additional lost U-Passes.

For more information contact Transportation Services via email or call (323) 343-5277.

Transportation Services Office
Hours and Location:
Public Safety Building
(323) 343-5277
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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