Campus Card and Ventra U-Pass
The Campus Card is also a student’s ID. It connects students to many services at Columbia and allows students into buildings and events. New students receive their Campus Cards during orientation. Returning students should visit Columbia Central to replace lost or stolen cards. There is a fee for replacing lost cards. For more details on how to take advantage of the Campus Card, visit colum.edu/campuscard.
The Ventra U-Pass is a discounted transit fare card, which offers full-time students unlimited rides aboard all Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The Ventra U-Pass does not require a transfer or surcharge and allows daily ridership, including weekends. Students can visit Columbia Central to receive help replacing lost or stolen cards. There is a $50 fee for replacing lost cards. Visit colum.edu/upass for distribution and activation information.