The U-Pass is a mandatory bus pass program for all graduate and undergraduate full-time students at University of Ottawa. The U-Pass has come into effect through SFUO and GSAED referendums and through collaboration with OC Transpo and STO.  

Eligible Students

All full-time students will be charged the mandatory U-Pass Fee. No age restriction.

Although the program is mandatory, there are some cases where you could be exempted. The exemption provided are currently the only options for being accepted from the program.


Eligible for opt-in?

If you were not automatically charged for the U-Pass, make sure you meet one of the criteria before taking further steps. To opt-in to U-Pass program, you must complete the opt-in form in uoZone and provide us with the necessary documentation.

Ineligible Students

  • Students who are registered as part-time or become part-time during the term.
  • Students who have officially withdrawn from their program during the term.


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