BUMC Student MBTA Pass

2021/2022 Fall MBTA Semester Passes may be ordered via StudentLink between 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, April 27, 2021 and 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 10, 2021. No applications, cancellations, or refunds can be processed once the August 10th deadline has passed. These are non-negotiable policies set by the MBTA.

MBTA Fall Semester Passes will be valid during each of the following months:

  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Semester Link, Local Bus, Inner Express, and Outer Express passes will be loaded on to a CharlieCard, which will remain valid from September 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021.

Applying for a Student Semester Pass

To apply, go to the Student Link and select “MBTA Semester Pass” from the express link menu, log in using your Boston University login name and Kerberos password, and then follow the on-screen instructions. If you do not have a BU login name and Kerberos password, select the Student Link’s “Basics” tab and then select “Read Me First/Getting Started” for instructions.

Applications, cancellations, or refunds cannot be processed after the MBTA deadline (4pm EDT, August 10th).

Note: Students wishing to charge their student account must be registered full-time and in good standing to charge their account on the date of the deadline.


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.