UC San Diego Student Summer Pass

Compass Card

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. The current Triton U-Pass ID card sticker is valid through June 30, 2017.

Transportation Services and student and campus leaders worked with MTS to offer students a discounted transit pass again this summer. Summer Pass is a Compass Card that:

  • Allows unlimited access to regional MTS and NCTD bus and rail routes, including the Trolley, Sprinter and new Rapid services
  • Is available in the campus parking office only and costs $36 — not transferable or refundable
  • Is valid June 1 through Sept. 30, 2017 to provide continuous transit access between spring and fall U-Pass


All UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students continuing from spring quarter 2017 to fall quarter 2017 and students who are enrolled in Summer Session classes are eligible to purchase a Summer Pass.

Purchase a Summer Pass

Effective Sept. 1, the $36 student Summer Pass is available at the Commute Solutions desk in the campus parking office only — not transferable or refundable. Purchase with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash or student account.

Using your Compass Card

  • Use the Compass Card with your UC San Diego photo ID. Bus operators or fare inspectors may ask for proof that you are a UC San Diego student.
  • Cards are not transferable or refundable.
  • To ride, tap your card on the Compass Card target located on or near the bus fare box, or on validator pedestals at Trolley stations.
  • Routes and schedules:
  • Use MTS and NCTD trip planning tools to plan a transit trip:
  • Report problems with Compass Card immediately to MTS. Call (619) 557-4555, weekdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m. During non-business hours, leave a recorded message. You can also complete the MTS Contact Form.

More rider information

Replacing a lost Compass Card

To replace a lost Compass Card, visit Commute Solutions in the campus parking office. Bring your current student photo ID.