1. Summer Pass Period – The U-Pass has been suspended for the summer 2020 semester
  2. Undergraduate Students
  3. Graduate Students
  4. Co-op Students
  5. Special Students

Summer Pass Period – The U-Pass has been suspended for the summer 2020 semester

Please also see opting in for more information on the criteria that allows you to join the program.

Undergraduate Students

  • Fall / Winter pass period (Sep – Apr): 1.5 credits per semester
  • Summer pass period (May – Aug): 1.0 credits total

Graduate Students

  • Full-time status

Co-op Students

Special Students

  • Summer pass period (May – Aug): 1.0 credits total
  • Fall / Winter pass period (Sep – Apr): Ineligible with 1.0 credits per semester

Becoming Ineligible

To receive a pro-rated refund, please complete the deactivation request form. Note that requests will only be approved if you have a card that works in the current pass period (Sep – Apr or May – Aug) and subsequently became ineligible.

Fee adjustments will be processed based on the date we receive your request, which MUST be completed using your Carleton email to be valid.

What if I don’t request a deactivation for the U-Pass?

If you do not request a deactivation for the U-Pass, you will not receive a refund.

In addition, ineligible students who use the pass are violating the terms and conditions of the program, which carries the following potential consequences if OC Transpo enforcement officers find you using the U-Pass:

  • You may be subject to a fine of up to $700.
  • You may receive a Provincial Offence Notice.
  • Your pass may be confiscated, resulting in loss of your ability to receive a refund for the U-Pass fee.

If you become eligible again at any time or in any future term, you may return to pick up your U-Pass – we will not email you to inform you of this. Students who become ineligible in the fall term but are eligible again in the winter may pick their U-Pass back up when winter term distribution starts. U-Passes may only be used when you are eligible.