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UC San Diego Student Summer Pass

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 and student and campus leaders worked with MTS to offer students a discounted transit pass again this summer. Summer Pass:

  • 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 $65 — not transferable or refundable
  • Is available as Compass Cloud app for smartphone or Compass Card — but not both
  • Is valid through Sept. 30, 2019


All UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students continuing from Spring Quarter 2019 to Fall Quarter 2019 and students who are enrolled in Summer Session classes are eligible to purchase a Summer Pass.

Purchase a Summer Pass for Compass Cloud

You can purchase Summer Pass online only. 

  1. Login using Student SSO.
  2. Select $65 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.

Using Your Summer Pass

Compass Cloud App

Watch the How to Use Compass Cloud video.

Compass Card

If you are unable to use the Compass Cloud app on a smartphone, you can purchase a Compass Card by visiting Commute Solutions in the campus parking office. Bring your current student photo ID. If you purchased the Compass Cloud app, you cannot purchase a 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transportation Services provides one free replacement card with the cancellation of a lost or stolen card. Additional replacement cards cost $15 each. It takes seven days from initial purchase date to get a replacement Compass Card or switch from Cloud App to Compass Card.

Rider Information

Route maps, schedules, trip planning tools and service notices


Contact Commute Solutions.