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UC San Diego Student Summer Pass – $12 Special Pricing

The Triton U-Pass program, funded by quarterly fees, offers students unlimited transit access during fall, winter and spring quarters. U-Pass does not provide transit access during the summer. 

Transportation Services worked with MTS to offer students a discounted transit pass again this summer. To support student transportation needs and access during current COVID-19 and related challenges, Transportation Services is providing a special price of $12 for the summer (approximately $1 per week for unlimited transit access).

  • Allows unlimited access to regional MTS and NCTD bus and rail routes, including the Trolley, Sprinter and Rapid routes
  • Can be purchased online only and costs $12 — not transferable or refundable
  • Is available as Compass Cloud app for smartphone
  • Is valid through Sept. 21, 2020


All UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students continuing from Spring Quarter 2020 to Fall Quarter 2020 and students who are enrolled in Summer Session classes are eligible to purchase a Summer Pass.

Purchase a Summer Pass

Compass Cloud

You can purchase the Cloud app Summer Pass online only. 

  1. Login using Student SSO.
  2. Select $12 Summer Pass Cloud (last option on the permit list).
  3. Complete the transaction.
  4. Your Compass Cloud app will update within 24 hours. Check “My Tickets” in the app.

Compass Card

You can purchase a Summer Pass on Compass Card in office only.

  1. Go to the Gilman Commuter and Visitor Information Center 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays (no appointment required)
  2. Request Student Summer Pass Compass Card – valid immediately until Fall Quarter 2020 U-Pass is available.
  3. Show your UC San Diego ID for cashier to verify eligibility.
  4. Make $12 flat rate payment; no discounts, not transferrable, no refunds.

Using Your Summer Pass

Watch the How to Use Compass Cloud video.

Rider Information

Route maps, schedules, trip planning tools and service notices


Contact Commute Solutions.