Students need new ID cards to take advantage of free bus service

Metropolitan Community College has an important update for new and returning students regarding the expiration dates on the U-Pass ID card benefit.

The U-Pass program, which was introduced this time last year, lets any MCC credit student with a student ID take RideKC buses for free. But cards issued a year ago are expiring on Aug. 31, 2017.

Students will not be permitted to use public transportation for free until their cards are updated.

MCC is now reissuing cards with a 2018 expiration date, so all returning students, including some who received cards over the summer, will need to get a new student ID for the new school year.

Here are the hours and times across the campuses for getting IDs printed.

Students will need a valid photo ID and a copy of their class schedule.

MCC-Blue River:

  • ID station: MCC-Blue River Welcome Center, located in the Education Center
  • Hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Extended hours: Open until 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 21-23
    • Note: Open during campus in-service on Friday afternoon, Aug. 25

MCC-Business and Technology:

  • ID station: Student Services Center, first floor of the Campus Center
  • Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
      Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Extended hours: Open until 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 21-23.

MCC-Longview:

  • ID Station: Enrollment Center, first floor of the Campus Center
  • Hours:
    • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Extended hours: Open until 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 21-23
    • Closes Friday, Aug. 25, at noon for campus in-service

MCC-Maple Woods:

  • ID Station: Administration Building, Welcome Desk/Admissions Office
  • Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Closes Friday, Aug. 25, at noon for campus in-service   Extended hours at Student Center:
    • Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 23-24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 25: 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Aug. 28-Sept. 1: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MCC-Penn Valley:

  • ID Station: Learning Resources Building, first floor Library Circulation Desk
  • Hours:
    • Saturday, Aug. 19: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
    •  Monday, Aug. 21: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Campus Center 501)
    • Tues., Aug. 22: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 23-24: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 25: 8-11:45 a.m.
    • After opening week, regular hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m-3:30 p.m.

U-Pass is a partnership between MCC and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

The U-Pass provides any MCC student enrolled in credit courses with free, unlimited access to all RideKC transit, including bus service operated by KCATA, Johnson County Transit and Independence. It also covers the MetroFlex service offered by KCATA and Johnson County Transit.

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