About Your COM Card / Student ID
All College of Marin credit/noncredit students have unlimited access to local Marin Transit buses, including a faster, direct route to both campuses, with their valid COM Card and current transit sticker.
New students who are enrolled in classes can get a COM card. Students who already have a COM card only need to get an updated transit bus sticker. For detailed information on transit bus stickers (when they are available and how long they are valid for), go to the Cashiering Services web page.
To get a new COM Card or updated transit sticker, please follow the instructions below.
How to Get Your COM Card / Student ID In Person
To get your COM card in person, go to the Welcome Center at 830 College Ave (across the street from the Kentfield Campus Parking Lot 6). Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm. We will take your photo and print your COM card within minutes.
When you pay the transportation fee, you pay for the transit sticker. To get your transit sticker, visit the Cashier’s Window, located at the Welcome Center at 830 College Ave. Cashier’s Office Hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm.
If you are not able to come to the Welcome Center during open hours, you can request your COM card through the online COM Card/Student ID Request Form in your MyCOM portal.
How to Get Your COM Card / Student ID Remotely
To request a COM card, fill out the COM Card/Student ID Request Form and submit your photo with the form. You will need to log in to your MyCOM portal to access this form. See the photo submission guidelines below.
Make sure you have paid the transportation fee when you request your COM card. Your COM card will include the validation/transit sticker if you have paid the transportation fee. Your COM card will be mailed to you by US postal mail in 7 to 10 business days.
If you already have a COM card and only need a transit sticker, please email email@example.com to request one. The transit sticker will be mailed to you after you have paid the transportation fee.
How to Make a Payment
In person payment options include cash, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Additional payment options are online payments, Nelnet Payment Plans, and checks mailed to College of Marin, Cashiering Services, 835 College Ave., Kentfield, CA 94904. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Use Your COM Card
Show your COM Card, with a valid transit sticker, to the driver when you board any Marin Transit bus. COM Cards are valid for travel within Marin County on Marin Transit services only and are NOT accepted on Golden Gate Transit regional or commuter buses or ferries.
Lost or Stolen COM Cards
To replace a lost or stolen COM Card, fill out the COM Card/Student ID Request Form and indicate you need a replacement ID card. If you have any questions about replacing a lost or stolen ID card, please email email@example.com.
There is no charge to replace your COM card. There is a $40 fee to replace the transit sticker that will need to be paid before we can send you a replacement COM card with a sticker. You can pay the fee through your MyCOM portal. If you have any questions about paying the transportation fee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COM Card Rules
- COM Card is issued to and is for use by registered COM students.
- COM Card is valid only for the person identified.
- COM Card is not transferable or refundable and will be revoked if used by anyone else.
- Your COM Card must be validated for each trip by showing the bus operator your card with a valid sticker each time you board the bus.
- Your COM Card with a valid sticker must be presented to Marin Transit personnel for inspection upon request.
- Do not sell, reproduce, share, or give away your COM Card.
- Misuse of your COM Card is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Frequently Asked Questions
Electronic Photo Submission for COM Card
Please follow the instructions and submission requirements below:
- Recent color photo showing all of your head and shoulders – typically this is a photo taken from 3-5 feet away
- Face and shoulders are forward and centered; no head tilts
- Head and shoulders contrasting to solid blue, light, or dark backgrounds without significant textures or patterns (for example: no black clothes against black background, no photos with crowds of people as background)
- No sunglasses, hats, or other articles that obstruct or obscure the face and hair (with exceptions for religious garments or medical reasons)
- No other visible people or objects
- Social media profile pictures, especially those with filters or other modifications, should not be submitted
- Photo was taken in good lighting with no heavy shadows or bright spots
- Saved as a .JPG (typically the default file format for digital cameras)
Photos including or demonstrating any of the following may be rejected:
- Someone other than yourself
- Tilted heads, selfies, glamour shots, filtered photos
- Comical photos or photos with gestures
- Group photos; photos with more than one person visible
- Low-resolution photos, photos that are too dark or too light, or photos that are too small
- Photos or scans of other ID cards or documents (such as driver’ licenses or passports)