Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass)

The U-Pass gives all University of Alberta students unlimited access to public transit using the Edmonton Transit System, Beaumont Transit, Fort Saskatchewan Transit, Leduc Transit, Spruce Grove Transit, City of St. Albert Transit, and Strathcona County Transit (an overview of the U-Pass program can be found on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) website).

Students pay for the U-Pass via the U-Pass fee, assessed as a non-instructional fee.

Effective Fall 2021, the U-Pass program moved to a smart fare system using the Arc card. Please visit the U-Pass page for more information on distribution locations and hours. 

History of the U-Pass
The current U-Pass agreement was approved through a referendum in 2021, but the program was originally established by referendum in 2007. The GSA negotiates for the U-Pass on behalf of GSA members, alongside the Students' Union and student associations from other Edmonton post-secondary institutions that have the program.