1. The U-Pass service has been suspended for the summer semester, with standard service set to resume for fall 2020.
  2. Undergraduate Students
  3. Graduate Students
  4. Co-op Students
  5. Special Students

The U-Pass service has been suspended for the summer semester, with standard service set to resume for fall 2020.

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.