Discounted Spring/Summer Passes
While U-Pass (see info below) is valid from September through April, we also partner with St. Catharines Transit to provide a special discount to anyone studying in either the Spring or Summer semesters.
There are two discounted options available to Brock students:
- Spring Pass $185 (valid from May 1 to July 15)
- Semester Pass $265 (valid from May to August)
Both passes will be available at the downtown St. Catharines bus terminal from April 20, 2022 (a valid student card will be required for purchase).
How to receive your Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass)
COVID-19 health and safety regulations have changed how we distribute U-Pass stickers:
- Anyone applying for a new student card through the Brock Card Office will receive their bus sticker at the time of pickup. Apply for a new student card through the Brock online portal.
- From Jan. 31, 2022, if you already have a Brock student card and need a U-Pass sticker, you can pick it up at the Brock Card Office. The Office is located across from the top of Market Hall Stairs and is open Monday to Friday.
Students registered in 1.5 or more credits are provided with a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass). Your U-Pass, gives you access to St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie, Pelham and the Niagara Regional Transit Systems.
U-Pass is effective from the first day of classes until the end of the academic year. There is no Universal Bus Pass from May 1st until August 31st (see spring/summer pass information below).
For more information on how to get to Brock and around the Niagara Region, please check out the resources at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about your U-Pass, please contact [email protected].
Can I opt out of U-Pass?
U-Pass is provided by ancillary fees, which were voted on by student referendum, so students can not opt out.
70 Carlisle Street
(Between King Street & St. Paul Street)
|Day||Hours of Purchase|
|Monday to Friday||7:00am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday||10:15am – 5:15pm|
|Sunday||10:15am – 5:15pm|
2012 First Street Louth
(Across from the St. Catharines Hospital)
|Day||Hours of Purchase|
|Monday to Friday||8:30am – 4:30pm|
Local Transit Information
Each year Brock students use St. Catharines & Thorold Transit over 2,500,000 times. Knowing this, BUSU has arranged for over 15 dedicated routes that will get students directly to Brock. We encourage you to download the St. Catharines Transit app (link found on right) so you can be sure to never miss a bus and always know which routes will get you to your destination.
Please familiarize yourself with the maps, routes and timing as you may live in an area that requires you to transfer buses at the Pen Centre or Downtown Terminal. Remember, you a required to have a valid U-Pass sticker on your Brock ID to ride the bus.