Boston University Medical Campus Students

Boston University Medical Center Students (both full-time and part-time) may sign up for the MBTA semester pass program and save 11%. The Semester pass  program is twice a year (Oct-Jan, and Feb-May). The next available time to enroll in the Semester Pass program is Spring 2015.

Lost your semester pass? Email us to get a replacement.

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 January 31 and Spring Semester Pass CharlieCards expire on May 31.

How do I pick up my Semester Pass?

Charlie Tickets must be picked up on or after the 27th of each preceding month (e.g., your October Ticket would be available for pickup on September 27). Charlie Tickets 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?

If you only need to use the Orange or Green Line services and not any of the commuter rail stops, we recommend the Link CharlieCard instead of the Zone 1A Charlie Ticket.

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.

If you are uncertain of which pass is best for you, more information is available online, or you can call TranSComm at 617-638-7473 or email a member of the TranSComm staff and request assistance.

Students must pay for the Semester Pass program at the TranSComm office using cash, check, or credit card (Visa and Mastercard only).

A Semester Pass CharlieCard has the following advantages over Charlie Tickets:

  • Easy tap-and-go use on the bus or subway
  • Can be replaced within 3–4 business days if lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Are valid all semester long

All other pass types will be provided on Charlie Tickets, which are valid for one month.