Is the LA Metro free for USC students?

Graduate U-Pass Program Information USC Transportation partners with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to offer the Graduate Student U-Pass program; the reduced fare transit pass offers USC grad students unlimited rides on Metro’s rail and bus lines for any given semester.

Where do graduate students live at USC?

University housing for graduate students is limited, and spaces fill quickly. Most graduate students prefer to live in privately owned apartments nearby. If you will be living in privately owned housing, you will need to pay the first month’s rent plus a security deposit (usually, an additional month’s rent).

How do I activate my school TAP card?

You can contact your school administration for a replacement card, and then visit to activate the new card. Your original TAP card will be deactivated.

Is the LA metro free right now?

In March 2020, Los Angeles’ public-transit agency, Metro, stopped collecting fares on its buses as a COVID-19 safety precaution. For the next 22 months, Metro waived fares for anyone who wanted to keep riding its buses, anywhere they wanted to go (as long as they wore a mask, of course). And people did keep riding.

How much is parking at USC?

Parking Rates

Permit Type Monthly Rate Semester Rate
UPC Daily Passes $14 per day
Departmental Reservations* $14.50 per day
UPC Housing Faculty/Staff $75
UPC Student/Employee Evening (ONLY valid 5:00pm-7:00am) $50 $225

Does USC have a bus system?

Bus departs Grand Ave Structure (formerly USC Parking Center) every 15 minutes between 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Every 20 minutes between 6:00 AM-7:00 AM. It only services the perimeter of campus.

Where do grad students live in Los Angeles?

The most common neighborhoods where graduate students live are Westwood, Culver City, West LA (Palms, Mar Vista, Rancho Park, Westchester, etc.), Mid-City, Santa Monica, Venice, Silverlake, Downtown LA, and of course on-campus. To navigate, press the arrow keys.

How much money does my TAP card have?

Register your card at Here, you can check the status of your TAP card, view recent transactions, and load more cash value and passes onto your card. You can also call TAP directly at 1-866-TAP-TO-GO (827-8646). A TAP representative will be able to assist you over the phone.

What is an eligibility code TAP card?

Participating schools can offer TAP cards or Eligibility Codes to students to ride Metro and other transit systems. A no-cost pass can be loaded on the student’s TAP card that allows unlimited rides on Metro buses and trains and select municipal transit systems.