U•Pass® Student Transit Program for Metro & Metrobus 

The George Washington University has joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) U•Pass program, providing full-time students with unlimited use of Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee.

The fall 2022 U•Pass program will begin Saturday, August 20 and continues through Friday, December 23, 2022.  U•Pass is not an active program winter and summer breaks.

Metro charges GW $1 per day during the semester per enrolled student. Students pay a subsidized fee of $100 on their eBill and the university covers the rest of the cost of the U•Pass transportation program.

Undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes (eg: not study abroad or traditional online only programs) within the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW’s Business School, Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Engineering & Applied Science are included in this mandatory U•Pass public transit program. Eligible undergraduate students will automatically be assessed the subsidized mandatory student fee on their eBill each fall and spring enrolled. 

All degree seeking students in the School of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, exchange students, and any graduate, medical, law or doctoral student enrolled in at least 9 credits during a semester must pre-pay a $100 non-refundable student transportation fee via their student account prior to picking up a U•Pass card. If you are a graduate or professional student who has finished all of your class requirements and are in the process of completing your thesis, dissertation and/or lab research, you will need to work directly with your program director or advisor to apply for Full-Time Certification. If your program/school approves your request, you will be eligible to participate in U•Pass.


U•Pass® Distribution for UNDERGRADS: Fall 2022 


First-year students will receive their U•Pass® card when they check-in to their residence hall during move-in (Aug. 21 & 22).


2nd, 3rd and 4th Year undergraduate students can pick up their cards during move-in (Aug. 18 & 19 and Aug. 26–28) at the following locations based on your Residence Hall location:

District House    







1959 E Street


Shenkman Hall


Undergraduate students who live off-campus: Pick-up your U•Pass card at one of the general distribution dates noted below.


U•Pass® Distribution for ALL STUDENTS: Fall 2022

Graduate Student Fair, USC Grand Ballroom (Graduate Students Only)
Wednesday, August 24: 5:00 –7:30 pm

General Distribution for All Students, University Student Center, Room 403
Friday, August 26: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Monday, August 29: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Tuesday, August 30: 2:00–7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 31: 2:00–7:00 pm

*Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, you must visit the GWorld Card Office in the University Student Center to pick-up your U•Pass card.

Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Links


GW Students Taking Advantage of U-Pass Partnership

March 29, 2022
Discounted, flat fee on D.C.'s public transportation system allows students to get around the region for essential, leisurely and exploratory trips.

GW to Join Metro U•Pass Program

November 5, 2021
New Program offers unlimited rides on Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee for full-time students.