What is the U-Pass?
The U-Pass is a mandatory bus pass program for all graduate and undergraduate full-time students at the University of Ottawa. The U-Pass has come into effect through SFUO and GSAED referendums and through collaboration with OC Transpo and STO.
Benefits of your U-Pass
- Provides unlimited travel on all OC Transpo (Ottawa) and STO (Gatineau) transit routes.
- Significant savings compared to regular monthly transit services.
- No age restriction.
- Helps support a sustainable community.
- Access to OC Transpo’s Park and Rides and ParaTranspo.
How do I pay for my U-Pass
When you register for full-time courses at uOttawa, the cost of the U-Pass is linked to your student account and it will automatically be charged.
If you drop down to part-time, withdraw from the University or finishing your studies, you must complete an exemption form and return your U-Pass card in order to get a reimbursement.
How to use your U-Pass
Your U-Pass is a smart card and will work on all STO and OC Transpo buses. Students will need to tap their U-Pass on the card readers upon boarding the bus or at the O-Train stations.