Access Services

Student U-Pass

Undergraduate U-Pass Program

U-Pass is the undergraduate program that allows all undergraduates to ride free of charge on all Greater Cleveland RTA buses and rapid trains. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) developed this program in the Spring of 2001 and a vote of the student body approved the plan. A $25 activity fee is billed to each student each semester.

Passes are distributed at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters to all resident and commuter undergraduate students.

The passes provide an excellent way to get to and from the airport without fighting traffic or airport construction and parking. They also provide a great way to get to locations throughout the city where admission is free with CWRU Student ID Cards. The Free Access program has more information for CWRU students.


Graduate U-Pass Program

Beginning Fall 2008, graduate students are able to purchase a semester U-Pass for $75 from Access Services. This is a fixed per semester rate and cannot be pro-rated or returned.

The U-Pass program is available year round:

  • For Fall & Spring Semesters students must be enrolled full time with at least 9 credit hours.
  • Summer Semester, all students enrolled in at least 1 credit hour are eligible to participate in the U-Pass program. Pass are $75.00 for all students

For more information, please see the GSS Information.


Student RTA U-pass is non-transferable and non-refundable. Improper use of the pass will result in either confiscation or prosecution.