U-Pass offers students huge savings for transportation on Saskatoon Transit.

  • You pay less per month than the adult rate 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 2019-2020

August 12, 2019

  • Term 1 UPASS stickers are available.
  • Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
  • If you received a UPASS sticker in the past, you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.
  • Opt-out application may be submitted online. Please click here for the opt-out form. Please make sure to log in to your PAWS account when you are filling the opt-out form.  

September 1, 2019

  • Term 1 UPASS 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 UPASS.

September 17, 2019

  • Last day to apply for Term 1 opt-outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Please make sure to log in to your PAWS account when you are filling the opt-out form.
  • No exceptions will be made for those who do not complete the opt-out application on time.  

December 2, 2019

  • Term 2 UPASS stickers are available.
  • Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
  • If you received a UPASS sticker in the past, you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.
  • Opt-out application may be submitted online here. Please make sure to log in to your PAWS account when you are filling the opt-out form.  

December 31, 2019

  • Term 1 UPASS stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.

January 1, 2020

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

January 17, 2020

  • Last day to apply for Term 2 opt-outs. Please click here for the opt-out form. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Please make sure to log in to your PAWS account when you are filling the opt-out form. 
  • No exceptions will be made for those who do not complete the opt-out application on time.  

April 30, 2020

  • Term 2 UPASS stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.

The cost of the UPASS for Fall 2019 is $111.87. 

The cost of the UPASS for Winter 2020 is $111.87. 

Post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students registered in any of the federated or affiliated colleges of the University of Saskatchewan, who are GSA members, may purchase the UPASS from the GSA at this discounted price. In order to do this, please drop by the GSA Office with proof of GSA membership. For the 2019/2020 academic year, the annual GSA membership is $74.12. Membership is valid from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS - BEFORE YOU PROCEED TO THE OPT-OUT FORM, PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE REGISTERED IN YOUR 994(MASTERS) OR 996(PhD) CLASS FOR THE CORRESPONDING TERM YOU WISH TO BE OPTED OUT FROM.

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

  1. Students who live in on-campus residences.
  2. Students who live outside the city limits during the term.
  3. Students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses or programs
  4. Students who hold a disability parking pass for the U of S.
  5. Students who are eligible for discounted passes under Saskatoon Transit's agreement with Social Services.

For a more detailed description of eligibility for opt-out, please click here.

If you meet the eligibility, click here to continue to the opt-out form.

BE ADVISED: OPTING OUT IN THE FALL TERM DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY OPT YOU OUT IN THE WINTER TERM. YOU WILL HAVE TO OPT-OUT BOTH TERMS IF YOU MEET THE CRITERIA.

Please make sure to log in to your PAWS account when you are filling the opt-out form. 

To prevent fraudulent use of the UPASS, or the use of an invalid UPASS, and to protect the integrity of the UPASS Program, Saskatoon Transit will have the right to request of any person using the UPASS 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 UPASS sticker with no refund of payment if a graduate student enrolled in the UPASS Program:

  • Attempts to use a fraudulent UPASS. 
  • Permits the use of a UPASS by another or transfers a UPASS to another.
  • Attempts to use an invalid UPASS.
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