New And Online-Only Students Can Sign Up For Bus Passes

New And Online-Only Students Can Sign Up For Bus Passes

UWM is continuing its partnership with the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to provide bus passes to students who are enrolled at the main campus in Milwaukee. The cost of the bus pass, known as U-PASS, is covered by segregated fees for UWM main campus students. The segregated fee per student for U-PASS has been reduced to $40.60 for the Fall 2020 semester.

Students at UWM’s Waukesha or Washington County campuses are not charged for U-PASS in their segregated fees. However, they can purchase an MCTS U-PASS for $50.10 from UWM Transportation Services. Those interested must purchase the pass in person at the Transportation Services office on the Milwaukee campus, located at WG25 of the Student Union.

U-PASS cards for students will be active on Aug. 24. Some details:

  • The following students should fill out a U-PASS Activation Request form to get a U-PASS card:
    • New students
    • Transfer students
    • Returning students who are paying segregated fees and taking only online classes this fall
  • Returning students who are paying segregated fees, taking in-person classes this fall and have an existing U-PASS card do not need to fill out a U-PASS Activation Request form.
  • If students want their cards to be active by Aug. 24, they will need to complete and submit the form by Aug. 20. New cards issued after Aug. 20 won’t be active for 48 hours.
  • Students who have lost their card can get a replacement for $25. Parking and Transit is currently working on a distribution plan for new or replacement cards.

For additional information, contact Transportation Services by email or call 414-229-4000.

Story posted August 20, 2020