ASM Bus Pass

Fall 2022 Bus Passes Begins August 29th at Union South


Distribution of Fall 2022 ASM bus passes begins on Monday, August 29 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Union South. We are at the Box Office in the lobby of Union South–just down from the Daily Scoop and the Wiscard office–Monday through Friday from August 29-September 16, 10 am to 5 pm. (The exception: We will be closed Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday)

To get your pass, you must be registered for classes for academic credit at UW-Madison and be charged student segregated fees–in other words, you must have completed registration for at least one course, and you must be charged tuition and fees. Most students qualify; senior guest auditors, visiting scholars and students enrolled in some of the Capstone and distance learning programs do not qualify.

After September 16, pass distribution moves to StudentPrint, 333 East Campus Mall, 3rd floor. Their hours are 10 am to 5:30 pm when classes are in session. Check their website to confirm times before and during the Thanksgiving break and fall exams.

StudentPrint is also the exclusive distribution point for replacement bus passes, should you lose your pass. (In other words, no replacement passes at Union South). There is a charge for replacement passes, and you must have your Wiscard in hand to purchase one. The charge for a replacement pass is $20 and we do not issue refunds.

Here are the rules governing this program:

To qualify for an ASM Bus Pass you must be a student registered for credits at UW-Madison and have your most recent, valid Wiscard in hand. No exceptions.

ASM Spring Bus Passes are valid for use through September 9, 2022. If you are enrolling for classes for the summer intersession, but were not enrolled during the Spring Semester, your name will appear on our eligibility list just a few days before the official term start date for your class. You will not be eligible for a pass before that date, regardless of when your class actually meets.

If you need a new Wiscard, or a replacement, please check with the Wiscard office for their hours and information about the documents required to obtain a new or replacement card:

Students need an ASM Bus Pass to board all Metro bus routes except the campus bus routes 80, 81, 82 and 84, which never require payment.

If you lose your pass, you may purchase a replacement for $20 at StudentPrint.

If you misplace your pass when school is not in session, such as winter break, check Metro Transit’s webpage for information about fares. If you have any questions, email

How To Ride Metro

Madison is an area of high Covid transmission, and high quality masks (N-95 or equivalent)  are recommended on Metro Transit buses, indoors, and at crowded outdoor events.

Routes and schedules remain modified and reduced,  so please plan ahead and take possible delays into account when planning your commutes.

For more information on routes, schedules, planning, phone apps for real time bus arrival information, and instructions on how to sign up for Metro’s text alert system, please see Detours  and delays do happen with some frequency, so we recommend signing up for their text alerts. is a more static location for information and updates on planned detours.

If you have any issues with anything aspect of your ride with Metro, including overcrowding/being passed up, please contact Metro Customer Service to report the problem.

Metro customer service reports can be filed via phone, email or web form. Metro’s customer service phone number is 266-4466; the online feedback form is at and the Metro customer service email is If the issue pertains to a particular ride, it will be helpful to know the date, time and location you boarded the bus, the route number of the bus and the direction the bus was heading.

This program is paid for by UW Madison students via student segregated fees. You must be registered for classes for academic credit at UW Madison and be charged student segregated fees to use this program. Senior guest auditors, researchers, visitors and faculty and staff are not eligible for this program, nor are many students enrolled in Capstone certificate programs and distance learning courses. Your cooperation with this requirement is much appreciated.

Faculty and Staff at UW Madison should contact UW Transportation Services to order a Faculty/Staff pass. Employees of the Hospital and other affiliated institutions should follow the instructions provided by their employer.

If you have further questions or need help, please send us an email at