UMass Boston

2023 Fall Semester Pass Information

  • We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester pass. Please purchase an MBTA pass directly from any MBTA station.
  • MBTA Fall semester passes are valid from September 1 – December 31, 2023.
  • Find MBTA Semester Pass Information
  • View the detailed information of MBTA Pass Types.
  • Plan your commute using the MBTA Trip Planner.
  • CharlieCards will be used for Semester Link, Local, Inner Express, and Outer Express bus passes, valid from September 1 - December 31, 2023.
  • Semester Zone and Boat passes will be issued monthly, with all four passes included in the total cost.

MBTA Pass Replacement Information

  • Lost or stolen Semester Link or Bus pass? Request a complimentary replacement using our online form.
  • Please request a replacement for a missing Link or Bus pass if you have not received it within 10 business days.
  • Replacement approval is applicable only for passes purchased through the university's semester pass program.
  • MBTA Commuter Rail and Boat passes, including Zone 1A, are non-refundable and non-replaceable if lost or stolen, even during mail transit.

Payment and Pass Mailing Options

  • Students are responsible for tracking their mailed pass using USPS and will receive a tracking number if applicable.
  • Students can choose to have their MBTA passes delivered by mail with optional insurance for an additional fee. Email with your student ID number and insurance request after purchasing the pass.
  • While the university strives for timely delivery, the guarantee of MBTA pass delivery before September 1, 2023, cannot be provided.

Undergraduate Student Referendum Information 

  • The undergraduate student government implemented a $20 nonrefundable fee on all undergraduate student term bills.
  • The fee subsidizes MBTA passes for undergraduate students by 50% on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • View the MBTA_Student Referendum 
  • For inquiries about the 50% subsidy, please contact the Undergraduate Student Assembly at

Park & Pedal Facilities

  • Register your CharlieCard semester pass or obtain a blank CharlieCard at our office to access Park & Pedal facilities.
  • CharlieCard registration is required for free bike parking at all locations. Register your CharlieCard by following this link.
  • Visit the MBTA's bike parking webpage for facility locations, policies, and rules.

MBTA Transportation Services

  • Discounted passes available to students through the Office of Transportation Services and to faculty/staff through Human Resources.
  • Conveniently located less than a mile from the JFK/UMass Station, serving the Red Line (subway) and Old Colony Line (commuter rail).
  • Bus services: Route 8 runs daily from Kenmore Square, Route 16 operates during peak commuting hours from Forest Hills.
  • Accessible transportation options available through "The Ride" for eligible individuals with disabilities. For information, email
  • For MBTA schedules and route information, visit the MBTA website or call 617.222.3200 (TTY: 617.222.5146).