How to receive your Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass)

All students registered in at least 1.5 credits can obtain a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) for use in St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie, Pelham and the Niagara Regional Transit Systems! Here are ways that you can obtain a U-Pass:

I am a new student who is yet to pick up my student card:

  1. If you are obtaining a Brock student card for the first time (whether you will live on campus or not), your U-Pass sticker should be placed on your card prior to pick up.
  2. If it does not have a sticker when you pick it up, follow the steps below.

I am a returning student and/or I already have a Brock student card:

  1. You can pick up a new 2022 U-Pass sticker during BadgerFest (Welcome Week) at the BUSU Transit table on Sept. 6 and 7 at Weather Station Field.
  2. In case you miss that, a table will be set up between the Student-Alumni building and the Goodman School of Business (week days Sept. 12 to 23). Dates may be subject to change.
  3. If you miss that, you can get one at the BUSU Reception Desk (open week days from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), upstairs in the Student-Alumni Building.

About U-Pass

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 Sept. 1 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.

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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).

For any questions regarding Spring/Summer transit options, please call the St. Catharines Transit Commission at (905) 687-5555, or fill out their online form.