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Commuter Student Life at Marshall

Commuter students are welcomed at Marshall! We are extremely excited for you all to join the TMC Family. We have a lot of resources and educational opportunities that we want to share with you to enrich your student experience. Below, you will find key resources and educational opportunities available for commuter students. Commuter students are eligible to participate in all UC San Diego and Marshall involvement opportunities. The specific opportunities below are specifically designed for Marshall commuter students.

Commuting to Campus

Take the Bus

All current undergraduate and graduate students who have paid quarterly registration fees are eligible for U-Pass. A U-Pass provides unlimited rides on all regional MTS and NCTD mass transit bus and trolley/light rail routes during academic quarters. 

Check out the U-Pass website for instructions on how to download and access your bus pass.

Find a Carpool:

Log into the UCSD Carpool and Vanpool page and see if there is somebody driving to and from the same neighborhood as you! You save money and with the UCSD Carpool Incentive program, you get a complimentary 10-day permit each quarter if you ride with 3 or more people total! Your carpool’s car will also be able to receive a carpool designating sticker that will let your carpool park in special carpool only parking spots.

Find more information about carpooling on the UC San Diego Transportation Services website.

A.S. Safe Rides with Lyft

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UC San Diego Associated Students have teamed up with Lyft to provide safe rides home for students. The Safe Rides program provides subsidized transportation to students who link their email address with a Lyft account. Students can unlock a limited amount of free or discounted rides per quarter. Offers vary. Students can contact Associated Students or visit UC San Diego Safe Rides at the start of each quarter for program details.

Please see the A.S. Safe Rides website for full details.

Safety Escorts

On campus late at night? Make sure to take advantage of the safety escorts provided by the UC Police Department. Call any time between sunset and 4 a.m. and they will escort you to safety. You can even schedule to have them escort you at the same place at the same time each week. Phone: 858-534-WALK (9255).

Learn more about this program on the UCPD website.

Getting Involved

Marshall Transfers and Commuters (MTAC)

Marshall Transfers and Commuters (MTAC) is a student organization dedicated to improving the tranfer and commuter student experience at Marshall. Join MTAC and sharpen your leadership and planning skills while also helping other commuter students build community at their College! As an involved student leader, you will have the opportunity to shape the experiences and activities of commuter students at Marshall College, and positively impact the commuter student experience.

Learn more about Marshall Transfers and Commuters (MTAC).

All-Campus Commuter Board (ACCB)

ACCB is a student-run commission aimed at serving commuter students by providing social events and advocacy in student government for commuters. Considering joining ACCB to make an impact on the commuter student life!

Learn more about All-Campus Commuter Board (ACCB).

Commuter Lockers

University Centers (UCEN) offers Commuter Lockers for you to store your belongings. Lockers can be rented for an entire year or by the quarter. 

Learn more about Commuter Lockers provided by UCEN.

Commuter Lounges

Commuter Lounges are on-campus spaces devoted to the well-being of the commuter students. Check out one of these spaces near you to eat, sleep, study, and relax while you are on campus:

Marshall Commuter Lounge

ERC Commuter Lounge

Muir Commuter Lounge "El Portal"

Revelle Commuter Lounge

Sixth College Commuter Lounge

Warren Student Lounge

PC Commuter Lounge

Food and Entertainment

Triton Food Pantry

Can’t afford food every once in awhile? Stop by the Triton Food Pantry with your student ID to pick up a bit a nourishment to keep your brain energized enough to ace your classes!

Check their website and Facebook for hours and also for involvement opportunities.

Community Dining Dollars

HDH offers a Community Dining Plan for staff, faculty, and students without a Housing contract. For a minimum deposit of only $25, this new account will give you a 20% discount at the registers of ALL HDH restaurants and markets. That is 20% off EVERY time you make a purchase! The plan is easy to use, too—it’s linked to your campus ID card.

Learn more about Community Dining Dollars.


Need something to do? Your Triton ID card gives you access to a lot of discounts all over San Diego!

Check out the full list of discounts!

Be sure to also check out the UC San Diego Commuter Resources site for a full list of resources around each of the Colleges. If you need assistance finding a resource or involvement opportunity not listed, please email us at