Thanks to your U-Pass, you can enjoy considerable savings compared to the cost of monthly transit passes.

Program Updates

We are pleased to announce significant updates to the University of Ottawa's UPASS program, designed to enhance convenience and align with our ongoing commitment to sustainability and efficiency. Starting this fall, the UPASS will be integrated directly onto your student card.
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The U-Pass is a mandatory bus pass program for all graduate and undergraduate students who are registered full-time at the University of Ottawa, completing a CO-OP work term, or going on an outgoing exchange. 

The U-Pass is a student initiative that has come into effect through successful student referendums and through collaboration with OC Transpo and STO.

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Don’t throw away your U-Pass!

Don’t throw away your U-Pass! If you have received a blue U-Pass, you must renew it at a recharging station.
If you throw away your U-Pass or if you lose it, a 30$ non-refundable replacement fee will be due prior to obtaining a new card. The replacement fee must be paid in person and cannot be applied to your student account.
Recharge your card

Contact us

uOttawa Card Service and U-Pass

90U Residence (map)
90 University Private, Room 145
Ottawa ON, K1N 6N5

Info on student card and meal plans
Phone: 613-562-5885
E-mail: [email protected]

In person

Book an in-person appointment using our virtual line

Info on U-Pass
Phone: 613-562-5700

uOttawa Card Service Cardholder agreement

Hours of operation

May 13, 2024 to August 16, 2024
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

August 19, 2024 to May 16, 2025
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.