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Memorandum August 5, 2021

All AU and WCL Students
Dan Nichols, Assistant Vice President, Risk, Safety and Transportation
Fall 2021 U•Pass Distribution Information

Based on health and safety protocols and our planned return to in-person classes and residential experiences, we are pleased to announce that U∙PASS® will be active for the fall 2021 semester.

Program Announcements

  • Both new and returning students must pick-up a new U∙Pass. Previously issued U∙Passes must be replaced, as cards from past semesters have been deactivated.
  • All full-time undergraduate, graduate, and law school students are eligible for the 2021-2022 U∙Pass. Part-time, online, and study-abroad students are ineligible.
  • The $136 mandatory U∙Pass fee provides unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus trips for 136 days each semester, beginning on August 16, 2021 to December 29, 2021.
  • Students will be notified about the U∙Pass distribution and the program disclaimer via the myAU portal.
  • All eligible students must acknowledge the digital disclaimer for the program, available on the myAU portal, before picking up their U∙Pass.

Where can undergraduate and graduate students pick up a U∙Pass?

Mary Graydon Center (MGC), 1st Floor

  • Sunday, August 22 through August 29, 2021 - 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where can Washington College of Law students pick up a U∙Pass?

WCL Students may pick up their U∙Pass at any main campus distribution location in addition to the dates and locations below.

Location: Commons Area, Washington College of Law

  • Monday, August 16 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 17 - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Visit the UPass website ( for updates to distribution times and locations.

What do I need to bring to receive my U∙Pass?

You must bring an AU Identification Card. You also are required to sign a digital disclaimer on the myAU portal before receiving the U∙Pass.

What if I am unable to pick up the U∙Pass during the above dates and times?

Visit Parking & Commuter Services, located on the Terrace Level of the Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building following distribution on Sunday, August 29. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

When is my U∙Pass active?

Your U∙Pass will be active upon pick up! It is important to note that students who move below full-time status at any point in the semester will have their card deactivated.

I already have a U∙Pass. Do I need a new one?

Yes. All returning students with a U∙Pass will have to pick up a new card at any distribution location. Students also can recycle their old card at these locations.

I am on a waitlist for a course. Can I still pick up a U∙Pass?

No. Only full-time students who have been assessed the fee will be eligible for a U∙Pass. Once registered for a full-time course load, students may pick up a U∙Pass. 

Additional Information & Questions

Information about the U∙Pass program and how to pick up your card is available from the Office of Parking & Commuter Services. If you have questions:

Parking & Commuter Services

Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building, Terrace Level

3501 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Be sure to follow @ParkingatAU on Twitter for current information on the program and MetroAlerts.