Get your U-Pass on campus

Some schools have started distributing the U-Pass to their full-time students. The U-Pass is valid from September 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016. It allows you to ride on all OC Transpo without a top-up and on STO routes. The cost of the U-Pass is included in your incidental student fees.

Welcome aboard Algonquin College students!

Starting Sept. 1, approximately 16,000 eligible students at Algonquin will begin using the U-Pass. This will make our U-Pass program one of the largest and most successful in Canada with 71,000 participants. Algonquin College U-Pass holders cannot buy a parking permit for the Baseline Park & Ride.

U-Pass now open to Quebec residents

All full-time students attending Carleton University, uOttawa, Saint Paul University or Algonquin College, including those living in Gatineau, can now get a U-Pass. The U-Pass allows students the convenience and freedom of getting around Ottawa and Gatineau without worrying about buying their fare.

2015–2016 U-Pass

  • For full-time students (including graduate students) at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University and, starting Sept. 2015, Algonquin College
  • No age restriction
  • The cost of the U-Pass is included in your incidental student fees
  • Opt-out if you live outside OC Transpo and STO’s service area while attending school
  • Valid as full fare on OC Transpo regular and express routes, and the O-Train
  • Valid on Para Transpo, but not in rural areas

Carleton University
2015–2016 U-Pass

Carleton University 2015-2016 U-Pass

2015–2016 U-Pass

Example: University of Ottawa 2014-2015 U-Pass

St. Paul University
2015–2016 U-Pass

Example: Saint Paul University 2015-2016 U-Pass

Algonquin College
2015–2016 U-Pass

Example: Algonquin College 2015-2016 U-Pass

Opt-Out Process

Students living outside of the City of Ottawa, as well as at many of the rural villages and communities inside City borders, may opt-out of the U-Pass program and receive a refund. This includes communities such as Almonte, Carleton Place, Dunrobin, Carp, Osgoode, Russell, Metcalfe, Embrun, Rockland. Also, Para Transpo users may opt-out if they live in the Para Transpo rural zone.

Algonquin College Opt-out Information

Carleton University Opt-Out Information

University of Ottawa Opt-Out Information

  • Call 613-562-5966 or e-mail u-pass@sfuo.ca to discuss U-Pass exemptions

Saint Paul University Opt-Out Information

When and where you can get your U-Pass

Algonquin College students

Please submit your U-Pass photo online. Once your photo has been accepted (please wait for confirmation) and you have paid your tuition deposit, you will be able to pick up your Algonquin College U-Pass on campus.

You will need to present a piece of government-issued photo ID to pick up your U-Pass.

For more information:

Go to Algonquin College U-Pass web info

Or e-mail upass@algonquincollege.com


Carleton University Students:

Full-time students can pick up their U-Pass at the following locations and times:

Date Location 2015-16 Hours of Operation
Aug 24 to Aug 28 University Centre Galleria 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Aug 29 & 30 (Move-In Weekend) Residence Students: Residence Commons 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Non Residence Students: University Centre Galleria
Aug 31 to Sep 4 University Centre Galleria MON – THU: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm FRI: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sep 7 to Sep 11 University Centre Galleria MON – THU: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm FRI: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

You will need to present your Campus Card or a piece of government-issued photo ID in order to pick up your U-Pass.

For more information on U-Pass distribution: 

Visit the Carleton University website at www2.carleton.ca/upass

Contact Information Carleton at 613-520-7400

E-mail  upass@carleton.ca

uOttawa Students:

Eligible students can pick up their U-Pass at the Distribution Centre from August 18, 2014 to September 18, 2015 or book an appointment.

You will need to bring your student card, or  piece of government-issued photo ID and your student number.

U-Pass Fall Distribution Centre

Main campus

Couch Lounge in the University Center and Clubs room

August 18– September 18th

  • Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-7pm
  • Weekend of Aug 29th-30th: 9am-5pm
  • Labour Day weekend (September 5th-7th): 9am-5pm

Student Lounge

August 18– September 18th

  • Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-6pm

For more information on U-Pass distribution:

Undergraduates: Contact the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa by telephone (613-562-5966) or e-mail (u-pass@sfuo.ca ), or visit their website at www.sfuo.ca

Graduates: Contact the Graduate Students' Association of the University of Ottawa by telephone (613-562-5935), by e-mail (u-pass@sfuo.ca ), or visit their website at www.gsaed.ca

Saint Paul University Students: 

Contact your students’ union at upass@ustpaul.ca or by phone at 613- 782-3008, or visit http://ustpaul.ca/en/u-pass-home_1327_773.htm for information on distribution of the U-Pass.

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