Due to COVID, changes have been to the SJSU SmartPass program. Learn more at our Changes to the SmartPass page.

How to get your SmartPass

Submit an online request, then pick up your card at the AS General Services center (located in Student Union, Room 1800 by 9th Street Plaza). SJSU Tower Card is required. There's a $3 charge for the cost of the Clipper card (cash or card is accepted).

After receiving your SmartPass Clipper card, the SmartPass will remain active as long as you are enrolled as a regular student at SJSU. SJSU Tower Card must be accompanied by the SmartPass Clipper to ride on VTA buses and Light Rail lines.

The Smartpass will remain active for graduating students until the last day to add/drop classes of the following semester. However, if the Smartpass is lost or stolen, you are eligible to obtain a replacement if you are no longer enrolled. 

SmartPass Clipper Policies 

Please review the SmartPass Clipper replacement, defective, and illegal use policies [pdf].