CSUSM Compass Card
CSUSM is one of the first campuses in San Diego County to convert from paper passes to the compass card.
The CSUSM compass card is available only to CSUSM students, staff and faculty through the Parking and Commuter Services office (PACS) with valid CSUSM id and enrollment /employment verification.
The fare can be purchased at the PACS office from the 1st through the 15th each month for the following month. (i.e. for a September monthly transit pass, the fare would be purchased the 1st through the 15th of August)
This is a reusable, reloadable card. Use the same card over and over.
For first time compass card users there is a $2.00 fee for the card.
Your CSUSM compass card is automatically registered by CSUSM Parking and Commuter Services. If the CSUSM compass card is lost, damaged or stolen report it to the PACS office immediately and a new one will be ordered. Allow up to 10 days for the replacement card to arrive at the PACS office. In the interim, the user is responsible for purchasing a daily pass as needed.
The first replacement card is free, thereafter there is a $5.00 fee.
Just Tap & Ride using your CSUSM compass Card
Before boarding the BREEZE bus or SPRINTER train, find the validator for the service you will be using and tap your compass card flat on the compass card symbol. Tapping your card on the validator verifies that you have a valid transit pass loaded.
Tapping activates an automatic reload on your compass card – tap after the 25th of the prior month for the next months reload and tap before the 15th of the current month to keep active. Ensures your next month’s pass is loaded on the card in plenty of time before the current pass expires.