FREE UPASS for Spring 2022

Students enrolled in at least one (1) unit in Spring 2022 are eligible to receive a FREE UPASS for Spring 2022.

The Spring PCC UPASS will be available to starting January 5. The PCC UPASS is valid on the following transit providers MTA trains and buses, Pasadena Transit, Foothill Transit (local and Silver Streak), Montebello Bus, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus,Culver City Bus, Long Beach Transit, LADOT DASH, Norwalk Transit, Torrance Transit and Gardena Transit.

The Spring UPASS is valid from January 10, 2021- May 29, 2022.

To obtain a FREE UPASS:

  1. Complete the Metro survey form at https://lametro.formstack.com/forms/upass_pcc  This is only required for new UPASS users.
  2. Bring your completed survey confirmation to Student Business Services, B-203.
  3. You must have a PCC Lancercard and bring that card to Student Business Services.  If you don't have a PCC Lancercard click the link to find out how to get one https://pasadena.edu/campus-life/lancer-id/index.php
  4. Show your class schedule to the Student Business Services staff to verify that you are enrolled in at least 1 unit. The staff will then affix the pre-loaded UPASS sticker onto your Lancercard ID. The sticker will not be valid on any other form of ID.
  5. Be sure to tap your UPASS at any Metro, Pasadena or Foothill Transit station to activate your pass. You must tap your UPASS at least one time within 15 days of receiving it for it to be activated.

Replacements & Refunds

  • If your FREE UPASS is lost, damaged or stolen you can purchase a replacement for $50.
  • No refunds will be given for the UPASS.

Dropping Classes

Students who received a FREE UPASS but drop, or are dropped, from all of their courses, will have their UPASS deactivated.

Free Transit Fares

It has been reported that some transit agencies are not charging for boardings, however this is not the case for all transit providers. Metro trains and other transit providers are charging regular fares.

The free UPASS is being provided to students through PCC's CARES funding. The reduced rate UPASS is being subsidized by Associated Students through the Student Activity Fee.

For further questions please contact The Office of Student Life at pccstudentlife@pasadena.edu or 626-585-7384 or Student Business Services at sbs@pasadena.edu or 626-585-7336.