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.
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 $37.31.
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 $37.31.
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.
Term 1 U-Pass Important Dates:
August 18, 2014
Term 1 U-Pass stickers are available. Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel. To avoid line ups students should pick up or reactivate their U-Pass prior to September 3, 2014.
* If you received a U-Pass in 2013-14, you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
August 18, 2014
Exemption Forms may be submitted to the USSU Main Office located next to the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
August 31, 2014
Summer Term U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.
September 1, 2014
Term 1 U-Pass stickers are activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for the 2014 Term 1, you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.
September 19, 2014
Last day to apply for the Term 1 Exemption. Completed forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Exemption forms for Term 1 will be available and can be submitted for approval. Exemption forms may be submitted to the USSU Main Office located next to the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
December 31, 2014
Term 1 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Term 2 U-Pass will be available prior to December 31, 2014.
Only undergraduate students registered in classes will be eligible for a U-Pass. Please check back for Term 2 U-Pass information.
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.