How To Sign Up For Penn State’s Discounted Late-Night Lyft Service

In October, Penn State announced a partnership with Lyft to provide discounted late-night rides to students, which will give users eight $10-per-ride vouchers for late-night trips from downtown State College back to campus.

As the heart of winter approaches and the weather gets colder, we thought it would be useful to lay out how to sign up for the program. Penn State also provided detailed instructions, too.

First, students should download the Lyft app from the App Store or Google Play Store and create an account with their Penn State email addresses. If you have an existing Lyft account, you can also link your Penn State email address to it, too.

Next, check your Penn State email for a message from Lyft that was sent to all students who hadn’t signed up for the program on January 12, 2022. The email will have a link to activate your Lyft Pass, which contains the eight ride credits for the month added to your account. Make sure to check your spam or junk folder if you can’t find the email. If you haven’t received the email at all, you can email Transportation Services for further assistance.

Once you’ve activated the Lyft Pass from your email, voilá! Ride credits will be automatically applied when requesting an eligible Lyft ride. If the cost of an eligible ride exceeds the $10 credit, students must pay the difference themselves. Any unused credits will expire on the first day of each month, but a new set of eight credits will still be added to your account.

Keep in mind, though, that the program’s rides need to begin and end within these areas in order to be eligible for the discount:

  • Pickup service area: off campus between College Avenue, University Drive, Bellaire Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, and Buckhout Street
  • Drop-off service area: on campus between Park Avenue, University Drive, College Avenue, and White Course Apartments

The program runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. until the end of May.

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