UCLA graduate students can now request their Bruin Grad Pass for Winter 2021, giving them access to transit agencies servicing campus and the Los Angeles area.
The Bruin Grad Pass program comes as a result of the April 2020 passage of the UCLA graduate student transit pass referendum. Eligible graduate students can enjoy unlimited rides on Los Angeles Metro bus and rail lines, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver CityBus in addition to—should they be commuting from afar—their choice of one of the many commuter lines serving campus. Bruin Grad Pass can also be used for traveling without a car to grocery stores, medical appointments, and destinations throughout Los Angeles.
Graduate students such as Kimberly Venegas from the Luskin School of Public Affairs have benefitted from the savings and convenience provided by the Bruin Grad Pass. "You don’t need to buy a tank of gas or pay for parking after struggling to find a spot. You also don’t have to stress about bad LA drivers — you just sit back and relax."
With the Bruin Grad Pass, students can easily access campus from many of the University graduate housing complexes. Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB) Route 12 provides service to UCLA from the Clarington, Keystone, and Mentone apartments. BBB Route 17 services campus from University Village Sawtelle, Venice/Barry, and Weyburn Terrace. Students living at Rose Avenue and University Village Sepulveda can take Culver CityBus Line 6 or 6R, and The Boulevard residents can ride BBB Route 1 to UCLA.
Graduate students can request their Bruin Grad Pass through the BruinTAP for Transit portal, or renew their pass if they already have one. Winter transit passes are active from December 28 through March 21.
For more information, please visit the Bruin Grad Pass webpage.