From: Michelle Gotto
Date: September 4, 2022
Subject: RTA Bus Stickers: Collection Arrangement

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to campus! Please note that if you need an RTA sticker (the pass that goes on your CWRU ID and allows you to ride the RTA), and still haven't picked it up, you can do so on Wednesday, September 7, from 11:25-12:45 in Yost 207

I believe this information has already been communicated via multiple venues, but here, again, is the explanation on the RTA fee for all grad students: 

During the spring 2022 semester, Graduate Student Council (GSC) worked with student government presidents from each school as well as GSC General Assembly representatives to organize the vote on the RTA pass for public transportation. These student leaders voted for an “all-in” RTA pass for graduate and professional students (with a few exceptions). This vote was shared in the GSC Newsletter on April 11, 2022.

The “all-in” approach allows for a reduced price charged to CWRU students providing unlimited access to public transportation in the Cleveland area. Students pay $60 per semester in the 2022-2023 school year and $65 per semester in the 2023-2024 school year. An RTA Transportation Fee will be automatically billed each semester on a student’s financial account in the Student Information System (SIS).

Exclusions from the RTA fee are allowed for graduate and professional students taking fully remote classes or graduate and professional students with academic activities, such as instruction, research, etc., outside of Cuyahoga County. 

Students must be registered for fall classes before an RTA sticker is issued - please allow at least 24 hours after registration to pick up an RTA sticker. Designated CAS staff will place the sticker on the student’s Case ID card. Students unable to get their stickers in the above listed time may email Emily Curto at in the Dean’s office to schedule a time to receive their sticker.

For additional information on the RTA pass program, please visit the Access Services website, including a list of FAQs, or contact

Please be on the lookout for the first GCAS newsletter next week, and information about our first General Body meeting!
Michelle Gotto, MA, MPH
GCAS Information Officer
PhD Student, Department of Sociology