Student Activities provides opportunities for students to participate in diverse social and educational activities and events, on and off campus. We encourage all students to get involved in planning and implementing campus events and activities, so your experiences at Cincinnati State will be something you always remember.
Want to get involved in a clubs or organization on campus? We have about two dozen active clubs and organizations during any given semester.
All Cincinnati State students, faculty, and staff members must have a Surge ID Card with you at all times for security purposes. Surge ID Cards are available in the Student Activities Office and online through MyCstate.
Metro Discount Card – Program Information
How does the program work?
Cincinnati State and Metro are working together to provide discounted rates to students on many routes.
- The program allows students to swipe a special Cincinnati State-Metro discount card (with photo) and then pay just $1 to ride Metro in any zone, with a transfer for just 50 cents.
- This is a significant discount over regular Metro fares that range from $1.75 for zone 1 up to $4.25 for zone 5.
How do I get a Cincinnati State-Metro discount card?
To get your discount card, log into MyCState, choose MyServices, and click on Transportation. (You must have a valid SurgeCard to order a Metro card.)
- The card is free, and will be mailed to you within three to five business days in a plain white envelope.
- The discount card will be issued only to students who are currently enrolled.
- Metro scanners will not accept standard Cincinnati State ID cards (Surge Card)
How often do I need to get a new Metro card?
The card is valid for one semester only. Each semester you must order a new card.
*Dates are subject to change*
Planning your trip?
Metro’s Trip Planner can help you plan your bus ride, door to door.
Other Metro Information
Metro fares (without discount programs) 7 days a week: $ .50 Transfer charge (good any stop, any direction, for time listed)
|1 (Within Cincinnati City Limits)||$1.75|
|2 (Hamilton County, outside City Limits)||$2.65|
|3 (Harrison) |
|4 (Butler County 42X and 62X)||$3.50|
|5 (Warren County 71X/72X)||$4.25|
Children (under 45 inches) and Fare Deal/ACCESS:
(Fare Deal cards have a working magnetic strip on the back)
$ 0.85 Zone 1: Within Cincinnati City limits
$ 1.30 Zone 2: Hamilton County, outside City limits
$ 1.50 Zone Harrison and $1.85 Zone Clermont
$ 1.75 Zone 4: Butler County (42X and 62X)
$ 2.10 Zone 5: Warren County (71X/72)
$ .50 Transfer charge (good any stop, any direction, for time listed)
*Children under age 2 are free; up to two children can ride free with each paying adult.
What routes serve Cincinnati State?
Metro routes that serve Cincinnati State are:
- Route 17
- Route 19
- Route 20
- Route 51
What are the current schedules?
Schedules for the routes that serve Cincinnati State are located outside the Student Activities Office, room 204 ATLC and online.
Student Activities Office: ATLC Room 204
Phone: (513) 569-5747
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Hours are extended during the first week of each semester