U-Pass (Bus Pass) Program
What is the U-Pass?
The Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) is service of the Student Society that provides Camosun, UVic, and Royal Roads students with unlimited access to public transit in Greater Victoria at a significant savings over the $85/month that students would pay for an adult monthly bus pass. The program was established in 1999 by referendum of students and is one of the most used programs of the CCSS.
U-Pass for Enrolled Students
Renew or request card:
Bring your Camosun ID card with you to the library or request a new one in advance using the Camosun ID Card order form (Open in new window). There is a fee for replacement Camosun ID cards.
Who is eligible?
All students who are taking any classes at Camosun, and are a member of the CCSS, are automatically assessed the U-Pass fee for each month of enrollment. The charges appear on your Camosun fee statement. This compulsory program makes transportation to Camosun affordable, eases parking and traffic congestion, and reduces the demand to pave more of our campus for parking lots. All students are required to participate in the program to achieve a very low price of 25% of the actual cost!
What if only enrolled for 7 weeks?
If you’re only enrolled for 7 week of the Summer semester and were also enrolled in the Winter semester then you can purchase the U-Pass for Non-Enrolled Students and then opt out of the U-Pass for Enrolled Students using option #2 on the form below. Be sure to keep your receipt when you paid at the library as it’s your only proof of purchase for opting out — if you lose it you’ll be unable to opt out.
U-Pass for Non-Enrolled Students
Bring your current student ID card with you to the library. If you need a replacement card, complete the Camosun ID Card order form (Open in new window) in advance. The cost for the Non-Enrolled U-Pass is $94 for the Winter 2023 semester. Be sure to keep your receipt as proof of purchase as it’s your only proof of purchase. Follow the steps below to purchase the non-enrolled U-Pass:
Who is eligible?
The U-Pass for Non-Enrolled Students is available to most students who were enrolled in the previous semester but are taking the semester off. We are pleased to be able to continue the U-Pass for Non-Enrolled Students in the Winter 2023 semester starting January 3rd, 2023.
Can I Opt-Out?
The Camosun College Student Society and BC Transit have agreed to allow students to opt out of the U-Pass only if they meet one of the four criteria listed on the U-Pass opt out form below. This opt out must be processed within 30 days of the start of a semester/term.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the U-Pass program or are having trouble submitting this form.
Once a student has submitted an opt out they will receive a confirmation email. When the opt out has been approved, they will receive a second email. If the confirmation is not received, it is the student's responsibility to contact the Student Society office within the 30-day opt out period.