U-Pass (Bus Pass) Program

What is the U-Pass?

The Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) is service of the Student Society that provides all 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. The U-Pass works anywhere in the Greater Victoria Regional transit service area, but not in other locations in BC.

U-Pass for Enrolled Students

Order your U-Pass sticker from the Camosun Library website and book a time to pick it up.

Who is eligible?

All students taking at least one credit course are charged for a four-month pass. 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!

U-Pass for Non-Enrolled Students – Available for purchase Now

We are pleased to be able to continue the non-enrolled U-Pass program in the Winter 2021 semester. If you were a student in the Fall 2020 semester but are taking the winter off, you may qualify for the discounted Non-Enrolled U-Pass. It is a significant savings over the $85/month for an adult monthly bus pass.

The cost for this U-Pass will be $90 for the semester. Please email upass@camosunstudent.org to enquire about purchasing.

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.

U-Pass Opt-Out Form

We are regretfully unable to opt-out for online students from U-Pass except for the limited reasons outlined below. At Camosun, we have long had online instruction, but such instruction has never been treated differently in terms of tuition or fees for students residing in the Victoria area. In these unreal times it remains important to be consistent in practice to ensure we are fair to all students and to BC Transit who has supported our members with affordable transportation for over 20 years. We’ve always encouraged students to use the U-Pass for transportation above and beyond going to campus. Whether your hanging out with friends or on a date, attending work, or starting/returning from travel, consider taking the bus!

Students who are taking any credit course(s) at Camosun are automatically assessed the U-Pass fee. 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 below. This opt out must be processed within 30 days of the start of a semester/term.

  • Requires documentation of a Disability Parking Permit, or a Dr. Certificate.
  • Requires a photocopy of the bus pass.
  • Students who are enrolled at UVic must opt out of the U-Pass at UVic in Fall/Winter.
  • Students who have a Bus Pass provided to BC Transit employees or their family members are not allowed to opt-out of the U-Pass. This was stipulated by BC Transit.
  • This must be processed by the Co-op office.
  • Requires proof of registration: list of classes from Camlink or myCamosun
  • Requires proof of residency outside the Capital Regional District: Two support documents with address:
    Two of: Current photo ID and one of the following: utility bill, government mail, recent plane ticket, written confirmation of current residency from Camosun International
Please enter your student number: eg, C1234567
Please enter your first & lastname
Please enter your email address
Please select the term / semester

This opt out must be processed within 30 days of the start of a semester/term.

Please select the reason for opting out
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Please contact your placement coordinator at the Co-op office to opt out.

List of classes from Camlink or myCamosun.
Current photo ID with address
One of the following showing your current address: utility bill, government mail, recent plane ticket, written confirmation of current residency from Camosun International
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Please email upass@camosunstudent.org if you have any questions regarding the U-Pass program.