U-Pass

The U-Pass is a Universal Transit Pass which provides unlimited access to Winnipeg Transit services for Full-Time students in exchange for a mandatory fee. For the 2022-2023 school year, the U-Pass fee of $212.00 per term is automatically assessed on your Aurora account summary by term.*

*Please note that U-Pass program was on hold from September 2020 to Winter 2022, but will be returning for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Fall Term U-Pass is valid September 1 – December 31. The Winter Term U-Pass is valid January 1 – April 30. Currently, there is no Spring/Summer U-Pass.

Only full-time students – students enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours in a Term* – who are members of UMSU or the Graduate Students’ Association are eligible for the U-Pass**.

*If all your classes are Distance Education courses you will not be assessed the U-Pass fee.

**Please note that the criteria for full-time status for graduate students differs from undergraduate students.   

You can use your U-Pass to ride Winnipeg Transit buses for the entirety of the Term in which you are eligible, without additional fares. Note: Your Student ID with the U-Pass sticker is required, along with the U-Pass when boarding a Transit bus to utilize the U-Pass.  If the appropriate Student ID is not presented, students risk confiscation of their U-Pass.

Students are not to sell, barter or give away their U-Pass, as the penalty could be confiscation of the U-Pass and possible fines.

Note: Post-Secondary Monthly Transit passes and other Winnipeg Transit fare products will continue to be sold at both the UMSU Service Centre & Answers Bannatyne. If you are experiencing issues purchasing a Post-Secondary PEGGO card from the UMSU Service Centre, please check with the Registrar’s office to confirm your eligibility, as students must be registered in order to receive the student rate.

The U-Pass and Post-Secondary Peggo are not the same! 

What’s the difference?

U-Pass Peggo

– Has a validation sticker

-Is already pre-loaded

Post-Secondary Peggo

-No validation sticker

-Card is empty, it needs to be loaded with a product

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Updated: December 1, 2022