Only full-time students are eligible to obtain a U-Pass.  Once the U-Pass fee is added onto your statement of account, you may book an appointment to obtain your first U-Pass card.

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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.

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