U-Pass / Compass Card

Affiliate college students

Affiliate college students (VST, Regent, St. Mark's) are part of an early go-live group that will move to Compass Card in advance of the general public. This does not include regular UBC students. Affiliate students can view information about the early go-live launchlinking U-Pass BC to a Compass Card and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information. 

UBC Students

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between TransLink, the AMS, and the Ministry of Transportation, students at UBC are eligible for a monthly all-zone transit pass. The U-Pass BC program costs students $36.75/month and provides unlimited access to Bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain services across the region.

The program is mandatory for all eligible members of UBC’s Alma Mater Society and the cost is automatically included as part of your student fees.

U-Passes are available from a bank of high-speed vending machines in the UBC Bookstore, near the front desk at Robson Square and the main floor at the Student Union Building SUB .  From the 16th of each month, simply swipe your student card and the machine will issue your next month’s pass. Our staff at the Carding Office can assist you with any questions you may have.