Discount MBTA Program

College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School students can purchase semester Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes at a discounted rate. The store to purchase Spring 2022 Discount Semester MBTA Passes is closed. Students who ordered a pass will receive an email with pickup information at the end of December. The store to purchase Fall 2022 MBTA Passes will open on June 1st, and close at midnight of August 14th. Students who ordered a pass will receive an email with pickup information at the end of August.

Purchasing your MBTA Passes

Place an order for your Fall MBTA pass. The store will open June 1st, and close midnight of August 14th. Fall passes run from September 1st and end at midnight of December 31st.

The most popular selection is the Link Pass, which covers both our rapid transit subway system (known as the “T”) and some of the “local” bus system. This pass refills automatically every month and can be replaced if lost. We recommend this one for most students taking the subway multiple days a week.

There are also options for express busses, the Commuter Rail, and the Ferry. Please research which option will work best for you and read each description carefully to ensure you are picking the right pass for you and your budget. .

Fall passes run from September 1 to December 31. Spring passes run from January 1 to April 30.

Picking up your MBTA Pass

The MBTA will send passes directly to the Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) office shortly prior to the beginning of the covered period. You will receive an email when the passes are ready to be picked up, where to pick up, and what time. Passes will not be mailed to you.

Please note that all Commuter Rail and Ferry passes will need to be picked up at the beginning of each month, and cannot be replaced for that month if lost or stolen.

Replacement Request for Link Passes

If you’ve ordered an MBTA semester pass with Suffolk University and have misplaced or disabled your pass, please email SLI with your name, student ID number, and what kind of pass you had. We will request a replacement (if possible) and email you within one week to pick up your replacement card.

The MBTA will not replace Commuter Rail or Ferry passes.

Questions about the MBTA Pass Program

For specific information or general questions about your personal commute, (routes, bus numbers, which T-line) please contact the MBTA. If you have questions about Suffolk's discount pass program or your pass purchase, please email Student Leadership and Involvement.

Employee Information

Suffolk University employees may take advantage of the Commuter Benefit Program offered by Human Resources.