Boston University Medical Campus Students

Attention: The Fall 2015 Semester Pass application deadline has passed. Stay tuned for the Spring 2016 Semester Pass application, due January, 2016.

Boston University Medical Center Students (both full-time and part-time) may sign up for the MBTA semester pass program and save 11%. There is a Fall Semester pass for September-December and a Spring Semester pass for February-May.

If your bus or link pass is lost of damaged, contact us and we can order you a replacement at no extra cost. Unfortunately, the MBTA will not issue replacements for lost Zone passes.

Note: CharlieCards issued for the Semester Pass program are only valid for the time period specified. DO NOT add a monthly pass or fare value to your CharlieCard as the card will expire when the program ends. Fall Semester Pass CharlieCards expire on December 31 and Spring Semester Pass CharlieCards expire on May 31.

How do I pick up my Semester Pass?

CharlieCards must be picked up towards the end of each preceding month. CharlieCards will be available for monthly pickup at TranSComm/Parking & Transportation Services, located at 710 Albany St.

Is getting the Student Semester Pass right for me?

This will depend on how often you plan on uses the MBTA buses and trains. If you live in a location where you can use the free BU Shuttle, you may not want to purchase a semester pass.

From a cost-benefit perspective, you may consider getting a CharlieCard through the MBTA; load it with a cash balance to pay for fares if they will be infrequent. If you believe you will be using MBTA services daily, then the Semester Pass program is probably right for you. The Semester Pass program offers an 11% discount off of the regular monthly “T” pass price.

Note that bus and link passes are valid for the entire four month block and can be replaced if lost. Zone passes must be picked up monthly and cannot be replaced if lost.

If you are uncertain of which pass is best for you, more information is available online, or you can reach the TranSComm Communications Coordinator, Pareesa Charmchi, by phone (617-638-7473) or email (pareesa@bu.edu).