USC Transportation offers the U-Pass program in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The reduced fare transit pass offer graduate students unlimited rides on Metro’s rail and bus lines for a given semester.

Please read all the information on this page before purchasing a pass. Please review our FAQs by visiting: UPass FAQs.  If you have additional questions, please contact Maira Sanchez at .


Only graduate students are eligible to purchase the U-Pass. Undergraduates, postdocs, faculty and staff are not eligible.


Fall 2019 passes are $ 120.75 (plus new card) fee and are valid for use from August 12, 2019 to January 19, 2019. Passes must be picked up or reloaded in person. Sales open August 12, 2019. Sales close September 12, 2019. (No passes will be sold after this date). Passes can be picked up or reloaded starting August 12 at the locations listed below.

NOTE: Summer 2019 passes will remain valid until August 25, 2019. If you wish to renew for Fall 2019 please bring your current U-Pass card and payment to the Transportation office so that it can be reloaded.

To purchase a U-Pass:

  1. Take the Metro survey:
  2. Purchase the U-Pass:  (create an account to purchase U-Pass)
  3. Gather up the following items:
  • Metro survey confirmation page
  • U-Pass confirmation page
  • USC student ID
  1. Pick up your U-Pass:
  • UPC pick up: Transportation office, Mon – Thur., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • HSC pick up: 1975 Zonal Ave. , Mon – Thur., Noon – 1 p.m. ONLY


No refunds will be granted at any time for any reason. If the pass does not work, please report to the transportation office so that we can exchange it for a new one. We cannot issue refunds once cards have been purchased.