U-Pass offers students huge savings for transportation on Saskatoon Transit. The U-Pass is mandatory for full time graduate students at the U of S.

Students with special circumstances may apply to opt-out of the U-Pass service. Students in one or more of the following categories will be eligible for opt-out:

  • students living outside the corporate limits for the City of Saskatoon; 
  • students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses or extension programs; 
  • students holding a disabilities parking pass; 
  • students who are eligible for discounted passes under Saskatoon Transit's agreement with Social Services; 
  • students required to be away from Saskatoon working or doing research for more than half of an academic year; or, 
  • students living in on-campus housing (Voyageur Place only). 
  • You pay less per month than the adult rate of $83 per month for an adult bus pass.
  • Taking the bus reduces your carbon footprint and helps reduce pollution in general.
  • Increased use of transit can reduce traffic on campus and in surrounding areas making them friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Transit provides access to most areas of the city, mitigating the need for cash-strapped students to own cars.
  • You don’t have to pay for expensive parking on campus.

Important Dates for 2018/2019

August 13, 2018

  • Term 1 U-Pass stickers are available.
  • Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
  • If you received a U-Pass sticker in the past, you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.

September 1, 2018

  • Term 1 U-Pass stickers are activated. 
  • If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for Term 1, you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

September 18, 2018

  • Last day to apply for Term 1 opt-outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.
  • If you think you can opt-out, even if you have not yet registered for the term, make sure to submit the opt-out application on time.
  • No exceptions will be made for those who do not complete the opt-out application on time.  

December 3, 2018

  • Term 2 U-Pass stickers are available.
  • Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
  • If you received a U-Pass sticker in the past, you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.

December 31, 2018

  • Term 1 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.

January 1, 2019

  • Term 2 U-Pass stickers are activated.
  • If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for Term 2, you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

January 16, 2019

  • Last day to apply for Term 2 opt-outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.
  • If you think you can opt-out, even if you have not yet registered for the term, make sure to submit the opt-out application on time.
  • No exceptions will be made for those who do not complete the opt-out application on time.  

April 30, 2019

  • Term 2 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.

Students in one or more of the following categories will be eligible for opt-out:

  • students living outside the corporate limits for the City of Saskatoon; 
  • students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses or extension programs; 
  • students holding a disabilities parking pass; 
  • students who are eligible for discounted passes under Saskatoon Transit's agreement with Social Services; 
  • students required to be away from Saskatoon working or doing research for more than half of an academic year; or, 
  • students living in on-campus housing (Voyageur Place only). 

To prevent fraudulent use of the U-Pass or the use of an invalid U-Pass and to protect the integrity of the U-Pass Program, Saskatoon Transit will have the right to request of any person using the U-Pass to provide additional proof of graduate student status at the University of Saskatchewan. The parties agree that any graduate student who cannot produce additional proof of graduate student status may be refused a ride.

Saskatoon Transit may, at its discretion, impose penalties, prosecute and/or confiscate a U-Pass sticker with no refund of payment if a graduate student enrolled in the U-Pass Program:

a. attempts to use a fraudulent U-Pass;

b. permits the use of a U-Pass by another or transfers a U-Pass to another; or

c. attempts to use an invalid U-Pass.