The Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) is another great service the UVSS is proud to provide. The U-Pass offers students unlimited access to BC Transit services within the Victoria transit region.
All students enrolled in at least one (1-unit) on-campus course are charged $81.00 for four months of U-Pass access. The charge will show up in your MyPage Account Summary as “UVSS Bus Pass”. Access to the U-Pass provides significant cost savings to students, as an independently purchased student transit pass comes at a cost of $77.00 per month.
The U-Pass program provides safe, reliable transportation around the Victoria transit region, and serves as many students’ primary mode of transport. In addition convenience and affordability, the U-Pass eases traffic congestion and reduces the demand for more paved parking lots on campus.
To register and activate your U-Pass, simply insert your ONECard into any of the U-Pass kiosks located in the University Centre or the Student Union Building.
To use your U-Pass once activated, simply swipe your ONECard upon boarding any BC Transit Bus in the Victoria transit region.
Certain students, such as Co-op, online, Island Medical Program and practicum students are not automatically enrolled in the U-Pass, but are able to opt in if desired. To do so, visit the UVSS Info Booth (250-721-8355) in the Student Union Building. Hours are 10AM-3PM, Monday to Friday.
Under certain limited conditions, students can opt out of the U-Pass. For instance, students with physical or other differences in ability that render bus use impractical are able to opt out, as are students already holding of a BC Transit Pass through social assistance programs provided by the BC provincial government.
For more information on the limited conditions under which an opt out can be accommodated, call (250-721-8355) or visit the UVSS Info Booth. All requests to opt out should be submitted within the first month of the term, before the September 30, January 31, and May 31 opt-out deadlines.
For general transit route and schedule information, or for information on transit options if you have a disability, visit the BC Transit website at www.busonline.ca/regions/vic or call 382-6161.