Coming into my freshman year at UW-Madison I had no idea the effect a bus pass could’ve had on my day to day life. I had received the emails to come pick up my student bus pass at the Student Activity Center, but ignored them thinking I wouldn’t need a bus pass. I assumed I could walk anywhere I wanted to go, but I was wrong. Here are 5 reasons you should pick up your bus pass ASAP!
1. They’re Free
Student bus passes are completely free of charge for UW-Madison students!
2. You Won’t Be Confined to Campus
While the UW-Madison campus is quite large, there is much more to see in Madison. One of Madison Metro’s 70 routes can get you pretty much anywhere you want to go, both on campus and off!
3. Save Money on Ubers
Instead of taking expensive Ubers, taking the bus will save you money in the long haul.
4. Help Conserve Energy
Taking the bus is more environmentally friendly than other motorized alternatives.
5. Stay Warm in the Winter
This one is especially important here in Wisconsin. Wisconsin winters can be brutal, so taking the bus to class is a great way to get out of the cold and still get to class.
Getting a student bus pass is the ultimate adulting life hack for your time here in Madison!