Don’t throw away your U-Pass! Instead, recharge it at the recharging stations at the start of the fall and spring/summer terms.

Location of the recharging stations

Please note: The recharging are operational. 

  • University Centre (UCU), ground level in front of the Campus Store, look for the blue U-Pass wall.
  • Roger Guindon Hall (RGN) in front of the library.  Note:  The recharging station at RGN is designated for Medicine and Health Sciences students only.

Spring-summer 2024: The recharging stations will be functional as of April 22, 2024.

How to recharge your U-Pass

  1. Make sure to tap your U-Pass at the correct recharging station. Recharging stations are linked with the last two digits of your student number.
  2. Remember, you only tap once and wait for the green light – it really is that easy!

If your U-Pass does not work, bring it to the uOttawa Card Service offices. If the card is damaged or the chip no longer works, you will need to pay a non-refundable replacement fee of $30. You will need to hand in your defective U-Pass before picking up a new one.