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) for an exemption from paying the U-Pass fee.
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.
Transit Lockout: U-Pass Reimbursement
Undergraduate students will receive a credit of $37.16 on their account. This will be applied toward any outstanding balance in either Term 1 or Term 2 if one exists. A cheque will be issued in March if the student does not have any outstanding balances.
For students not returning in Term 2
A refund will be submitted if the student does not have any outstanding balances.
1. If the student paid by cash/debit/cheque/student loan
The U of S (Payment Services) will issue a cheque
2. If the student paid by MasterCard
The U of S (Student Accounts) will debit the amount back to MasterCard directly
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.
Term 2 U-Pass Important Dates:
December 8, 2014
Term 2 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 sticker prior to January 5, 2015.
* If you received a sticker for the Term 1 U-Pass you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
December 8, 2014
Opt-Out forms may be submitted online to the USSU.
December 31, 2014
Term 1 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Term 2 U-Pass will be required effective January 1, 2015.
January 1, 2015
Term 2 U-Pass stickers are activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for the 2014 Term 2 you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.
January 16, 2015
Last day to submit for Term 2 opt-out forms. Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.
April 30, 2015
Term 2 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.
Spring U-Pass will be available to undergraduate students registered in 3 or more credit units in Spring Session, Quarter 1 and/or 2 (May and/or June).
Summer U-Pass will be available to undergraduate students registered in 3 or more credit units in Summer Session, Quarter 3 and/or 4 (July and/or August).
Please check back for Spring/Summer U-Pass deadlines.
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.