U-Pass (Universal Transit Pass) 

U-Pass offers students huge savings for transportation on Saskatoon Transit. U-Pass is mandatory for full and part time undergraduate students at the U of S. Students with special circumstances may apply to the University of Saskatchewan Students Union (USSU) to opt-out of the U-Pass service.

Students in one or more of the following categories will be eligible for exemption: those living outside the city limits, those enrolled exclusively in distance education courses, those living in on-campus housing (Ogle Hall, Voyageur Place Residence, Lutheran Theological Seminary and St. Andrew’s), or those unable to ride the bus due to a disability.

Some benefits of using U-Pass and of using public transit:

  • You pay less per month than the adult rate of $81 per month for an adult bus pass.
  • Taking the bus reduces your carbon footprint and helps reduce pollution in general.
  • Increased use of transit can reduce traffic on campus and in surrounding areas making them friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Transit provides access to most areas of the city, mitigating the need for cash-strapped students to own cars.
  • You don’t have to pay for expensive parking on campus.

Spring and Summer U-Pass

Undergraduate students registered in 3 or more credit units in Spring Term, Quarter 1 and/or 2 (May and/or June) and will receive a U-Pass for May and June for a fee of $38.17.

Undergraduate students registered in 3 or more credit units in Summer Term, Quarter 3 and/or 4 (July and/or August) will receive a U-Pass for July and August for a fee of $38.17.

U-Pass Important Dates:

SPRING TERM U-PASS (QUARTER 1 & 2)

April 20, 2015


Spring Term U-Pass stickers are available. Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.

* If you received a U-Pass sticker in the past you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.

April 20, 2015

Opt-Out forms may be submitted online to the USSU.

April 30, 2015 


Term 2 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Spring Term U-Pass will be required effective May 1, 2015.

May 1, 2015


Spring Term U-Pass stickers are activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for the 2015 Spring Term you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

May 7, 2015


Last day to submit opt out applications for students enrolled in Spring Term, Quarter 1, Quarter 2 (6 credit) and/or Quarter 1 (3 credit) classes.

Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

May 25, 2015

Opt-Out applications may be submitted online to the USSU for students enrolled in Spring Term, Quarter 2 (3 credit classes).

June 2, 2015


Last day to submit opt out applications for students enrolled in Spring Term, Quarter 2 (3 credit classes).

Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

June 30, 2015

Spring Term U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Summer Term U-Pass will be required effective July 1, 2015.

SUMMER TERM U-PASS (QUARTER 3 & 4)

June 22, 2015


Summer Term U-Pass stickers are available. Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.

* If you received a U-Pass sticker in the past you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.

June 22, 2015


Opt-Out applications may be submitted online to the USSU for students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 (6 credit) and/or Quarter 3 (3 credit) classes.

June 26, 2015


Last day to submit opt out applications for students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 3, Quarter 4 (6 credit) and/or Quarter 3 (3 credit) classes.

Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

July 1, 2015

Summer Term U-Pass stickers are activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for the 2015 Summer Term you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

July 22, 2015


Last day to submit opt out applications for students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 4 (3 credit classes).

Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

August 31, 2015 


Summer Term U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.

Please check back for the 2015 Term 1 U-Pass deadlines.

Important Notice:

To prevent fraudulent use of the U-Pass or the use of an invalid U-Pass and to protect the integrity of the U-Pass Program, Saskatoon Transit will have the right to request of any person using the U-Pass to provide additional proof of undergraduate student status at the University of Saskatchewan. The parties agree that any undergraduate student who cannot produce additional proof of undergraduate student status may be refused a ride.

Saskatoon Transit may, at its discretion, impose penalties, prosecute and/or confiscate a U-Pass sticker with no refund of payment if an undergraduate student enrolled in the U-Pass Program:

a. attempts to use a fraudulent U-Pass;

b. permits the use of a U-Pass by another or transfers a U-Pass to another; or

c. attempts to use an invalid U-Pass.