Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21
SEPTA Tickets Process
As a Ford, you’re less than 30 minutes by train to Center City Philadelphia, where you can access all of the opportunities and resources of a huge metropolis. All it takes is a short walk from campus, and you’re on the train and on your way to Philadelphia.
How it Works
Any Haverford student who is going to a one-time event that relates to civic or cultural engagement in the city can request a disposable SEPTA Key card from the Student Life Office.
SEPTA Keys are 2-way passes that can be redeemed on the buses, Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), subway, or Market-Frankford Line (MFL) for transportation to and from Philadelphia. One of our interns will help you fill out the required form so you can get your pass.
The hope is that you will participate in something and be able to bring the experience back to campus. If you are unsure if your trip qualifies, feel free to send an email to Dexter Coen Gilbert (dcoengilbe [at] haverford.edu)!
The Haverford College SEPTA portal is your guide to fast, safe, and affordable public transportation around campus!
Groups & Recurring Events
- We cannot give out passes to people for recurring events such as internships or classes.
- Doctors appointments and personal trips do not qualify for the free pass.
- These passes are available for individuals only. If you and a group wanted to travel into the city for a qualifying event you will each need to fill out the form individually.
Get a SEPTA Pass
Our interns are ready to help! All you need to do is show up and fill out a quick form to grab your pass.
Tuesday & Thursday:
Student Life Office (Stokes 022)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
CPGC Café (Stokes 104)
Other Resources for Passes
Those traveling for classes may request funding from the Office of Financial Aid (finaid [at] haverford.edu) for Penn classes, or the Tri-College Philadelphia Program (ccleary [at] haverford.edu) for a program course.
The CPGC's Social Justice Transit Fund provides SEPTA passes to cover local public transportation to enable student participation in one-off social justice activism and learning. For recurring transportation needs, apply through the Community Engagement fund or request reimbursements through the OSCC.
The LIFTFAR Program can help with certain academic-related travel expenses.