Undergraduate U-Pass (Bus Pass) Info
Bus pass costs
|Student Status||Bus pass||UVSS Fee***||Total|
|Full-time Distance*||$81.00||Already paid in tuition||$81.00|
|Island Medical Program (IMP) Years 1 & 2|
|IMP Years 3 & 4||$81.00||$38.39||$119.39|
|STEPS Forward Program|
|Summer U-Pass for students not in summer classes ****||$81.00||$27.00 (admin)||$108.00|
*Full-time – 4.5 credits or more
**Part-time – less than 4.5 credits
***UVSS fee – this is mandatory for all students opting in to the U-Pass, as per the U-Pass contract.
****Students not actively enrolled in summer classes/co-op but who paid UVSS fees in the Spring 2021 term
Opt-Outs and Appeals
Under certain conditions, students can opt out of the U-Pass.
This includes: Students with disabilities who can demonstrate their necessity to commute to/from UVic by automobile or means other than BC Transit fixed route or handyDart services; students already holding a BC Transit Pass through social assistance programs provided by the BC provincial government; or students who already have a Camosun bus pass. These students must opt-out by September 30th for the Fall semester, or January 31st for the Spring semester.
Summer U-pass 2021 Opt-Outs and Appeals
This pass is not eligible for opt-outs or refunds as it is not mandatory.
The only exception is if you enrol in summer classes after you purchase the pass. Although you can’t opt-out of the summer bus pass, you CAN appeal the mandatory one (see below).
If a student misses the opt-out deadline, or if their opt-out is denied, they may appeal the decision.
All appeal requests must be submitted before the end of the third month of classes (November, March, or June), for the current semester, in order to be considered. The form can be found here.
For general transit route and schedule information, or for information on transit options if you have a disability, visit the BC Transit website or call 250-382-6161.