U-Pass

The U-Pass is a low-cost transit pass that lets full-time students at participating schools ride unlimited on all OC Transpo and STO routes for the academic term. The cost of the U-Pass is included in your student fees. You can get your card from your student association at the start of your full-time school term.

Benefits of the U-Pass

  • Accepted as full fare on all OC Transpo routes, including the O-Train Trillium Line, and on all STO routes
  • Valid on Para Transpo, but not in rural areas
  • The discounted cost of the U-Pass is included in your incidental student fees. As of Sept. 1 2017, U-Pass fees are $202.46 per term.
  • You can claim a portion of the cost of your U-Pass on your tax return

U-Pass validity period

2017–2018 (regular) U-Pass
for fall/winter students

Summer U-Pass
for spring/summer students

Sept. 1 to April 30

May 1 to Aug. 31

Eligibility

  • Full-time students (including graduate students) at participating schools:
Carleton University uOttawa Saint Paul University Algonquin College
  • No age restriction
  • Open to Ontario and Quebec residents
  • If you live outside OC Transpo and STO’s service area while attending school, you can opt-out of the U-Pass

Contact your student association for full details.


Opting out

Students living outside of the City of Ottawa, as well as at many of the rural villages and communities inside City borders, may opt-out of the U-Pass program and receive a refund. This includes communities such as Almonte, Carleton Place, Dunrobin, Carp, Osgoode, Russell, Metcalfe, Embrun, Rockland. Also, Para Transpo users may opt-out if they live in the Para Transpo rural zone.

Opt-out information by institution

School

Click on a school's name to go to its U-Pass site

Contact info to discuss exemptions

Algonquin College

Registrar's Office
Phone: 613-727-0002
E-mail: upass@algonquincollege.com

Carleton University

Office of Student Affairs
In person: 430 Tory Building
Phone: 613-520-7400
E-mail: upass@carleton.ca

uOttawa

U-Pass Coordinator
In person: Student Federation of the University of Ottawa 85 University Private, Room 07
Phone: 613-562-5966
E-mail: u-pass@sfuo.ca

St. Paul University

Student Association Office
Phone: 613-782-3008
E-mail: upass@ustpaul.ca

Fall 2017 distribution

uOttawa

Book an appointment

What to bring

Either:

  • Student ID
  • Government-issued photo ID

Where to go

Pick up your U-Pass at the John Turcot University Centre (UCU) Couch Lounge

Distribution hours

Date Hours of operation
Monday, Aug. 21 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 22 10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 23 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday, Aug. 24 10 am – 3 pm
Friday, Aug. 25 10 am – 3 pm
Saturday, Aug. 26 Closed
Sunday, Aug. 27 Closed
Monday, Aug. 28 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 29 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 30 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday, Aug. 31 9 am – 7 pm
Friday, Sept. 1 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 2 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 3 10 am – 5 pm
Monday, Sept. 4 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 5 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 6 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday, Sept. 7 9 am – 7 pm
Friday, Sept. 8 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 9 Closed
Sunday, Sept. 10 Closed
Monday, Sept. 11 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 12 10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 13 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday, Sept. 14 11 am – 8 pm
Friday, Sept. 15 Closed

Algonquin College

What to bring

  • Government-issued photo ID

You must also have already submitted your photo online in advance.

When and where to pick up your U-Pass

Date Location Hours of Operation
Aug. 21–22 E120 8 am – 5 pm
Aug. 23 E120 8 am – 8 pm
Aug. 24 E120 8 am – 5 pm
Aug. 25 E120 8 am – 4 pm
Aug. 26–27 Closed
Aug. 28-30 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 4 pm
Aug. 31 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 8 pm
Sept. 1–3 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 4 pm
Sept. 4 Closed
Sept. 5 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 8 pm
Sept. 6–8 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 4 pm
Sept. 9–10 Closed
Sept. 11 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 8 pm
Sept. 12–14 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 4 pm
Sept. 15 Salon A (Marketplace Food Court) 8 am – 2 pm

Saint Paul University

What to bring

Either:

  • Student ID
  • Government-issued photo ID

Where to go

Guigues Hall – Room 165

When

Monday, Aug. 28 – Thursday, Aug. 31 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, Sept. 1 8 am – 4 pm (closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm)
Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Thursday, Sept. 7 8 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 8 8 am – 4 pm (closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm)
Monday, Sept. 11 – Thursday, Sept. 14 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, Sept. 15 8 am – 4 pm (closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm)

Carleton

The U-Pass for the 2017–2018 year is now available for pickup at the Campus Card Office (407 University Centre).

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