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 $83 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 make 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 1 U-Pass Important Dates
August 12, 2019
Term 1 U-Pass can be activated or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel. Term 1 U-Pass allows you to access Saskatoon Transit September 1 to December 31.
* If you received your U-Pass in the past, you will be required to reactivate your U-Pass at the Information Centre.
August 12, 2019
Opt-Out applications may be submitted online to the USSU.
August 31, 2019
Summer Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Term 1 U-Pass will be required effective September 1.
September 1, 2019
Term 1 U-Pass is active. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass for Term 1, you will be able to access Saskatoon Transit with your U-Pass.
September 17, 2019
Last day to apply for Term 1 Opt-Outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30pm.
December 31, 2019
Term 1 U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Term 2 U-Pass will be required January 1. Term 2 dates will be available in November.
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.