Summer 2024 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 2024 U-Pass

Summer 2024 U-Pass will be available May 25, 2024 online only

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

U-Pass Program - Summer 2024

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 buses 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 2024 Metro U-Pass is $69.00 and is valid from May 27, 2024, to August 18, 2024. The U-Pass is subsidized by Metro, The University Student Union, Cal State LA. Transportation Services, and the Student Success Fee. Don't miss out on getting your Summer U-Pass!

 

SUMMER 2024 SALES PROCESS

Students can now opt to have their U-Pass for the Summer semester using the Metro TAP App. This new transition will allow students to use a mobile device for their fare, thus elimination the need to carry a physical TAP U-Pass card.

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND THIS PROCESS.

ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

A 6-digit code will be required to activate your semester U-Pass. This code will be uniquely created for you when you make your on-line purchase. This code must be activated within 24 hours from your purchase or within one business day from your purchase.

Where Can I Find the Activation Code? When an on-line purchase has been made for a U-Pass, this unique 6-digit code PERMIT/CODE # will be generated. This PERMIT/CODE # can be found:

  • On your receipt, next to the PERMIT/CODE#
  • On the emailed receipt, next to the PERMIT/CODE#
  • After you make your on-line purchase in your parking account under the PERMITS on the upper left-hand top of the page, then under the All Active Permits section under “Permit #".

For more information on locating your Permit/Code# please visit Where can I find my PERMIT/CODE # Activation Code?

For First Time U-Pass Purchasers – Please follow these instructions
  1. Complete the mandatory Metro Survey for first-time U-Pass purchases
  2. Please forward the Metro email confirmation to [email protected] with the subject to read: New U-Pass Confirmation
  3. Commuter Services will respond to your email withing 1-2 business days with information on the next step to purchase your U-Pass.
Renewing U-Pass for Students

Enrolled students who already have previously purchased a U-Pass can renew online through the MyCalStateLA portal:

  1. Logon to calstatela.aimsparking.com using your campus credentials.
  2. Click on the icon labeled Purchase U-Pass.
  3. Follow the prompts and complete your purchase online.
  4. You will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your purchase.
  5. Your receipt will have a 6-digit activation code listed next to PERMIT/CODE#.
  6. Download the Metro TAP App on your phone, activate your 6-digit code.
  7. Your U-Pass will become effective on the first date of the Summer semester, May 27, 2024.

ACTIVATION CODE PROCEDURES (Metro APP)

For All Users (New and Renewals who prefer a Digital Card on their mobile device) activating your U-Pass using your unique 6-digit PERMIT/CODE#

Please have your receipt from purchase to follow these next set of instructions.

  1. Download the Metro TAP App on your mobile phone.
  2. Log In (if you already have a TAP Account) or create a new account on the Metro TAP App
  3. Add TAP card to wallet
  4. Add Use Code
  5. Enter the 6-digit unique PERMIT/CODE#, then continue PLEASE NOTE: This 6-digit code can only be used one time!
  6. Your card is now activated and is valid on the first day of classes

For more information, view our Mobile U-Pass Activation Instructions.

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

ACTIVATION CODE PROCEDURES (Physical Card)

For All Users (NEW and Renewals who prefer to carry their physical card U-Pass)

Please Note: If you have already activated your PERMIT/CODE# using the Metro Tap App, you cannot activate your card doing this process.

  1. Go to www.taptogo.net/calstatelaUPASS
  2. Enter your 20 digit U-Pass card #. This is the number on the back of your TAP card
  3. Enter your 6-digit unique PERMIT/CODE# from your receipt
  4. Hit Submit
  5. Your card is now activated and is valid on the first day of classes.

PLEASE NOTE: This 6-digit PERMIT/CODE# can only be used one time!

LOST U-PASS? (Physical Card Holders only)

Lost Your U-Pass? PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS There is replacement fee for a lost U-Pass. Contact Commuter Services at [email protected] for information and clearance to purchase a replacement.

Please view the Summer 2024 U-Pass Proration Schedule below.

Summer 2024 U-Pass Proration Schedule

Date Purchased Price Weeks Valid

May 27, 2024 - June 2, 2024

$ 69.00

12 Weeks

June 3, 2024 - June 9, 2024

$ 63.25

11 Weeks

June 10, 2024 - June 16, 2024

$ 57.50

10 Weeks

June 17, 2024 - June 23, 2024

$ 51.75

9 Weeks

June 24, 2024 - June 30, 2024

$ 46.00

8 Weeks

July 1, 2024 - July 7, 2024

$ 40.25 7 Weeks

July 8, 2024 - July 14, 2024

$ 34.50

6 Weeks

July 15, 2024 - July 21, 2024

$ 28.75

5 Weeks

July 22, 2024 - July 28, 2024

$ 23.00

4 Weeks

July 29, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024

$ 17.25

3 Weeks

Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024

$ 11.50

2 Weeks

Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024

$5.75 1 Week

 

FAQ’s

All currently enrolled students are eligible.

 

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

 

Yes, you must have a valid Cal State LA student ID. If you do not have your campus ID, you must obtain one from the campus One-Stop office.

For the Summer 2024 session, the U-Pass will cost $69.

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.

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 you are requesting a physical card, you must stop by the Commuter Services office in the Department of Public Safety, building 46, during office hours. If you decide to request a digital card to use on your mobile device, then Commuter Services will send you instructions on how to activate your card.

For the Summer 2024 Session, the U-Pass is valid beginning May 29, 2024 to August 18, 2024..

Yes, but we strongly recommend that you load the U-Pass that was originally issued to you when you purchased your first U-Pass. This will help your record with Commuter Services stay current and up to date.

Each student must activate their U-Pass after their on-line purchase with a unique 6-digit PERMIT/CODE # from their on-line receipt within 24 hours from purchase. The failure to do so will not make the U-Pass valid on the first day of classes.

For digital UPasses, visit TAP App (taptogo.net) For Physical UPass Users, visit https://www.taptogo.net/calstatelaUPASS

When an on-line purchase has been made for a U-Pass, this unique 6-digit code PERMIT/CODE # will be generated. This PERMIT/CODE # can be found:

  • On your receipt, next to the PERMIT/CODE#
  • On the emailed receipt, next to the PERMIT/CODE#
  • After you make your on-line purchase in your parking account under the PERMITS on the upper left-hand top of the page, then under the All Active Permits section under “PERMIT#".

Contact Commuter Services by email at [email protected]

This code can only be used once and must be activated within one business day after purchase.

Once activated, the the U-Pass can't be added to the app or removed from the app and added to a TAP Card. However, when the semester ends, then your U-Pass card can be added to your mobile device with a new activation code.

Contact Commuter Services by email at [email protected]

All lost U-Passes must be reported lost/stolen to Commuter Services first via email at [email protected]. The replacement cost is $25.

The U-Pass is a Metro transit pass sold by Cal State LA and is a non-refundable item. All sales for U-Pass are final.

Enrollment must be completed first to purchase a U-Pass.

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

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All of the above information is subject to change without notice

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