U-Pass

The U-Pass Program is suspended for Fall 2020, but students-in-need will be able to apply for a UWSA transit subsidy in the Fall. This subsidy will cover the cost difference ($78) between a Post-Secondary Semester Pass and the U-Pass and will be available to full-time UWinnipeg students. Click here for more information.

**Info Booth is closed until further notice. Students can e-mail Info Booth staff with their U-Pass and Health Plan concerns at infobooth@theuwsa.ca.**

When emailing us about lost or defective Peggo and Post-Secondary Cards, please mention the following:

  • Full Name
  • Student Number
  • Contact Details
  • Details of the Issue

About U-Pass

The U-Pass is a universal bus pass program where students pay a fee at the beginning of each term and receive a bus pass that is valid for the Fall and Winter Term (September – April). With a U-Pass, all students at the University of Winnipeg will be able to access Winnipeg Transit services any time, anywhere across the city. In 2014, students initiated work toward developing a U-Pass program at UWinnipeg.

Read more about the history of the U-Pass here: U-Pass History

Who gets a U-Pass?

Each term, all full-time undergraduate students and graduate students who are assessed as full-time status by grad studies, at the University of Winnipeg automatically get a U-Pass. This means at registration, full-time students pay a U-Pass fee. A full-time student is a student who is taking nine or more credit hours in one term.

Handi Transit users can use their U-Pass to access Handi Transit Services. This means, Handi Transit users will be assessed the U-Pass fee each term they are full-time students. Handi Transit users do have the option to opt-out, as well.

The U-Pass program is suspended for Fall 2020, which means that students will not be assessed the fee for Fall term. If you have been assessed the fee for September, 2020, please contact UWinnipeg Financial Services at studentfinancial@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204.786.9244204.786.9244 or 204.786.9884 to request a refund.

How much is a U-Pass?

The U-Pass fee is $200 per term.

Since the U-Pass program is suspended for Fall, students can choose to purchase a post-secondary semester pass for the Fall 2020 term. The post-secondary semester pass costs $278 and allows students unlimited access to transit from September – December.

Full time UWinnipeg students-in-need might be eligible to receive a transit subsidy in Fall 2020 to cover the cost difference equivalent ($78) to a U-Pass. Application details will be available soon.  

Students can also choose to purchase 14-day, 28-day, monthly and annual passes at post-secondary rates, at Winnipeg Transit retail locations (like 7-11 and Shoppers Drugmart). However, these passes are not included in the UWSA Transit subsidy program.

Who do I contact with questions?

Info Booth is closed until further notice but students can e-mail Info Booth staff with their U-Pass and Winnipeg Transit concerns at infobooth@theuwsa.ca.

When emailing us about lost or defective Peggo and Post-Secondary Cards, please mention the following:

  • Full Name
  • Student Number
  • Contact Details
  • Details of the Issue

How long is the U-Pass program suspended for?

The U-Pass program is currently suspended for Fall 2020 tern only. 

Depending on the public health situation and campus closure, the U-Pass may or may not be provided in January 2020. The UWSA Board will meet in the fall to determine if it is possible to provide the U-Pass program for the Winter 2020/21 Term.

After April 30, students can re-load their U-Pass Peggo Cards with post-secondary bus passes or e-cash to continue to use transit services.

Other important information:

Your U of W Student ID with the transit sticker is required when boarding a transit bus to utilize the U-Pass or a post-secondary pass.  If the appropriate U of W Student ID is not presented, students risk confiscation of their U-Pass. Students are not to sell, or give away their U-Pass or post-secondary pass, as the penalty could be confiscation of the pass and possible fines.

Details regarding distribution of UWinnipeg Student IDs for new students will be available soon.

Get in touch!

Email us with your questions u-pass@theuwsa.ca or click here to ask right away.

Peggo issues and errors

If farebox does not accept your Peggo, try to scan your pass a second time. If your Peggo still won’t scan, bus drivers will accept your Peggo card as a flash pass when used together with your student ID with valid transit sticker.  Contact Info Booth at infobooth@theuwsa.ca to troubleshoot lost and defective Peggo cards.

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