March 25: The Universal Student U-PASS program was created by the student government to provide an affordable transportation option to all UW Seattle students, and help reduce the impacts on traffic congestion and the environment. A mandatory quarterly fee appears on student tuition statements.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the move to online instruction for Spring Quarter 2020, the Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board is currently reviewing potential changes to the program and fee.

The Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board is the student-run oversight committee for the Universal Student U-PASS program. Six representatives are appointed by the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) and three by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS). The Board works with advisers from UW Transportation Services and UW Student Life to represent student interest in the U-PASS program and ensure its long-term health and effectiveness.

It is the responsibility of the advisory board to report and make recommendations to the ASUW and GPSS regarding the program, including, but not limited to, fee changes and cancellation.

The advisory board is subject to the U-PASS Memorandum of Understanding as well as the committee’s own bylaws. The bylaws govern the conduct of the committee, whereas the Memorandum of Understanding acts as the authority by which the committee can operate. Each meeting of the advisory board begins with a public comment period, as required by the bylaws.

Apply to be a U-PASS Advisory Board Member

Be a voice for your fellow students and join the advisory board team. As a member, you will help maintain oversight and control of price changes for the Student U-PASS program, influence the Night Ride program, and work with UW administration to maximize the value and effectiveness of the student U-PASS.

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Upcoming meetings

U-PASS Advisory Board meets every Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Meeting locations are as follows:

If you have any comments about the policies and governance of the Universal U-PASS program please contact If you have any questions about the U-PASS service please contact UW Transportation Services at