Get your VCC U-Pass
Who is eligible?Eligible students are SUVCC members, those who pay Student Union fees, and fit within the following categories:
- Students in programs for which a T2202A (tax form) is issued (subject to a minimum number of course credits/tuition),
- Students in ABE, ESL or ELSA classes for 12 hours/week or more, or are
- Students taking certain Continuing Studies courses.
Who is NOT eligible?The following students are NOT eligible to participate in the U-Pass program:
- Students taking only distance/online courses
- Continuing Studies students who are NOT enrolled in one or more of the courses mentioned above
Who is exempt?The following students can apply for exemption from U-Pass:
- Students who already have a U-Pass from another institution
- Students who have a transit pass as a result of a disability (e.g. students with a Canadian National Institute for the Blind card)
How do I get my U-Pass?Eligible students need to follow these three important steps:
- Obtain a new magnetized student ID card at Photo ID Services, located at the Registrar's Office. Your student ID card is readable by special U-Pass machines.
Please note: Even if you have a previous student ID card, it will need to be replaced with this new magnetized card.
- Pay for your U-Pass online at myVCC or in person at a cashier. Fees will be charged to your student account and all fees associated with registration for the current term must be paid in full before you can get your U-Pass.
Please note: After you pay, you only have to wait at the most 30 minutes. The process runs every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The 8 a.m. run will pick up transactions from 8:30 p.m. of the previous day.
- Take your new magnetized student ID card to a U-Pass machine. These U-Pass machines can be found:
- Downtown and Broadway: In the Registrar's Office
- Broadway: At the Student Union office
- Downtown: outside the Continuing Studies office
- You must write your name on the back of the U-Pass and it must match your student ID card in order to be valid
- You must produce both your student ID and U-Pass upon request when riding public transit. If you do not have either piece, you must pay the required transit fare.
- Do NOT laminate your U-Pass
- Passes can be confiscated if abused