Important 2020-21 Transit UpdateIn an effort to maintain recommended social distancing practices, the Brock University Students’ Union has come to agreements with the St. Catharines Transit Commission and Niagra Region Transit system to allow students to access buses using only their valid Brock student card for the fall semester. Students will not need the traditional U-Pass sticker for the fall or winter term.
BUSU will continue to follow and monitor provincial and federal recommendations and guidelines, and work with Brock and our bussing services providers to maintain a a safe transit option for Brock students.
If you do not have a student card, or have lost your student card, please visit The Brock Card Office, who is now offering online student card fulfillment.
About the Universal Bus PassStudents registered in 1.5 or more credits are charged the Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee. With your U-Pass, you have access to St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie, Pelham and the Niagara Regional Transit Systems. The U-Pass is effective from the first day of classes (September 9th) until April 30th of every academic year. There is no Universal Bus Pass from May 1st until August 31st. For more information on your Universal Bus Pass, how to get to Brock and around the Niagara Region, please check out the resources that we have provided on this site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Vice-President, Finance & Administration (contact information to the left).
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 2018-19 U-Pass sticker on your Brock ID to ride the bus.