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 monthly college 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 monthly fare can be purchased at the PACS office from the 25th of the previous month through the 15th of the current month (i.e. for a September monthly transit pass, the fare would be purchased August 25th through September 15th)
This is a reusable, reloadable card. Use the same card over and over.
For first time compass card users there is a $5.00 fee for the card.
The first replacement card is free, thereafter there is a $5.00 fee.
Just Tap & Ride using your CSUSM compass Card
Before boarding the SPRINTER train, find the validator 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. For the BREEZE bus, the validator is on the bus.
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.