UPASS TGo

Your phone is now your U-Pass!

To use your smartphone as your U-Pass, follow these instructions:

Setup your smartphone:

  1. Make sure you have been assessed the U-Pass fee or have filled out the opt-in application and that you see the U-Pass fee on your student tuition account on PAWS.
  2. Go to your phone’s app store and download the Saskatoon mobile ticketing app, Transit Go (TGo)
    Link to Apple’s App Store
    Link to Google Play Store
  3. Once you have downloaded and installed the app, follow these steps to create an account 
    1. Open the Transit Go app and in the top right corner, click the three lines to be presented with the Utilities menu
    2. Select “My Account”
    3. Select “New account” if you haven’t created an account for the Transit Go app
    4. Enter your Usask email address in this format abc123@usask.ca
      1. It is very important that you use that email format, do not use abc123@mail.usask.ca or firstname.lastname@usask.ca. If you do not use that format, PAWS will not recognize your account and your U-Pass will not be available on your phone.
      2. Enter a password for your Transit Go account, we recommend not using the same password as your University accounts.
      3. After entering your password a second time, select the “Create a new account” button.
    5. Check your Usask email account (abc123@usask.ca) for a verification email from Saskatoon Transit. The email will be from noreply@justride.com (if you don’t see it within 5 minutes, check your spam/junk folder)
    6. You will need to click the Verify Account link in the email to complete your account creation setup
    7. After you have verified your account, you can follow the next steps on PAWS.

Link your Transit App to your student account:

  1. Login to PAWS and go to the U-Pass portal paws.usask.ca/go/upass
  2. You will then be shown a list of term options available to you.
  3. If the system shows that you are not eligible for a U-Pass, you are either:
    1. not enrolled in classes for that term, so you wouldn’t be eligible
    2. not registered for on-campus classes (only taking remote/distance classes), in that case you would have to opt-in if you want the U-Pass
    3. your college/department may not have finalized the class delivery method (in-person/online) but will have done that closer to the start of the term
  4. If you are eligible for a U-Pass for a term, you will see an [Activate] button next to the list, click that button.
  5. Your U-Pass will appear on your mobile phone in the Saskatoon Transit Go app in less than 3 minutes.
  6. If you don’t see the pass after that time, select the “My Passes” button in the app and press the refresh icon in the top right corner.
  7. Your will then be able to activate your U-Pass on your phone after the start of the term (after 12:00am on July 1st for Summer term and after 12:00am on September 1st for Fall term)

U-Pass Opt-In

Students taking remote delivery classes will not be automatically assessed, and opt-ins are required each term.

  1. Fill out the Opt-In Form
  2. Check your PAWS account to see if the assessment has been placed on your account. This could take up to four business days.
  3. Once you are assessed the fee follow the steps above to load your U-Pass onto your smartphone.
  4. The last day to Opt-In for Summer Term U-Pass is July 30, 2021.

U-Pass Opt-Out 

If you have been assessed the U-Pass fee, normal parameters exist for opting out for students attending on-campus courses. Students may apply to opt-out of the U-Pass service if they qualify in one of the following categories: living outside the city limits, living in on-campus housing (Ogle Hall, Voyageur Place Residence, Lutheran Theological Seminary, and St. Andrew’s, (College Quarter residences are not eligible), or they are unable to ride the bus due to a disability.

Face Masks

Face masks (non-medical mask or cloth face-coverings) are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for faculty, staff, and students who have approved access or are required to be on campus.

Feeling Sick

If you are feeling unwell and/or showing signs of illness, you should self-isolate. Even if your illness and symptoms are not consistent with that of the COVID-19 virus, please stay home, monitor your symptoms, and reduce your contact with others:

  • isolate yourself at home to avoid spreading it to others
    • if you live with others, stay in a separate room or keep a 2-metre distance
  • visit a health care professional or call your local public health authority
    • call ahead to tell them your symptoms and follow their instructions

For more information regarding U-Pass, please email contactus@ussu.ca

Summer Term (Quarters 3 & 4) Important Dates

June 28, 2021

Opt-In and Opt-Out applications may be submitted online to the USSU.

June 30, 2021

Spring Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Summer Term U-Pass will be required effective July 1, 2021.

July 1, 2021

Summer Term U-Pass is active. If you have received or activated your U-Pass for the Summer Term, you can access Saskatoon Transit with your U-Pass.

July 9, 2021

Last day to submit opt-out applications for qualified students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 3, Quarter 4 (6 credit), and Quarter 3 (3 credit) classes. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

July 28, 2021

Last day to submit opt-out applications for qualified students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 4 (3 credit classes). Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

July 30, 2021

Last day to submit opt-in applications for qualified students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 4 (3 credit classes). Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

August 31, 2021

Summer Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Term 1 U-Pass will be required effective September 1, 2021.