U-Pass Opt-Out Deadline

The last day to apply for Winter Term Opt-Outs is January 21, 2021. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 pm.

U-Pass is available on your smartphone. The Saskatoon Transit app allows eligible U-Pass users to access their U-Pass directly from their smartphones.

For more information, visit ussu.ca/upass

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Winter Term U-Pass

Setup Your Smartphone

  1. To learn how to check if your classes are in-person, online, or remote, read the information in the blue box at the top of the Classes and Registration page. To check if you have been assessed the U-Pass transit fee, go to the Tuition and Fees channel in PAWS and select “View and Pay my Tuition and Fees.”.
  2. Go to your phone’s app store and download the Saskatoon mobile ticketing app, Transit Go (TGo)
    Link to Apple’s App Store
    Link to Google Play Store
  3. Once you have downloaded and installed the app, follow these steps to create an account
    1. Open the Transit Go app and in the top right corner, click the three lines to be presented with the Utilities menu
    2. Select “My Account”
    3. Select “New account” if you haven’t created an account for the Transit Go app
    4. Enter your Usask email address in this format abc123@usask.ca
      1. It is very important that you use that email format, do not use abc123@mail.usask.ca or firstname.lastname@usask.ca. If you do not use that format, PAWS will not recognize your account and your U-Pass will not be available on your phone.
      2. Enter a password for your Transit Go account, we recommend not using the same password as your University accounts.
      3. After entering your password a second time, select the “Create a new account” button.
    5. Check your Usask email account (abc123@usask.ca) for a verification email from Saskatoon Transit. The email will be from noreply@justride.com (if you don’t see it within 5 minutes, check your spam/junk folder)
    6. You will need to click the Verify Account link in the email to complete your account creation setup
    7. After you have verified your account, you can follow the next steps on PAWS.

Link your Transit App to your student account:

  1. Login to PAWS and go to the U-Pass portal paws.usask.ca/go/upass
  2. You will then be shown a list of term options available to you.
  3. If you are eligible for a U-Pass for a term, you will see an [Activate] button next to the list, click that button.
  4. Your U-Pass will appear on your mobile phone in the Saskatoon Transit Go app in less than 3 minutes.
  5. If you don’t see the pass after that time, select the “My Passes” button in the app and press the refresh icon in the top right corner.
  6. You will then be able to activate your U-Pass on your phone after the start of the term (after 12:00am on January 1st for the Winter Term)

U-Pass Opt-Out

If you have been assessed the U-Pass fee, normal parameters exist for opting out for students attending on-campus courses. Students may apply to opt-out of the U-Pass service if they qualify in one of the following categories: living outside the city limits, living in on-campus housing (Ogle Hall, Voyageur Place Residence, Lutheran Theological Seminary, and St. Andrew’s, (College Quarter residences are not eligible), or they are unable to ride the bus due to a disability.

Winter Term Important Dates 

December 13, 2021

Winter Term U-Pass can be loaded. Winter Term U-Pass allows you to access Saskatoon Transit from January 1 to April 30.
You will be required to activate your U-Pass each term.

December 13, 2021

Opt-Out applications may be submitted online to the USSU. Applications will not be processed until January 5, 2022.

December 31, 2021

Fall Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Winter Term U-Pass will be required effective January 1.

January 1, 2022

Winter Term U-Pass is active. You will be able to activate your U-Pass on your phone after the start of the term (after 12:00am on January 1st for the Winter Term)

January 21, 2022

Last day to apply for Winter Term Opt-Outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 pm.

April 30, 2022

Winter Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Spring Term U-Pass will be required on May 1.

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Join the USSU for Some Outdoor Skating

Come join the USSU for some hot chocolate and go for a skate!

Sign up here if you need skates or join us at Brunskill School at 1pm on December 22.

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USSU Annual General Meeting

Join us for the USSU AGM and vote on important Bylaw changes that direct the union, AND be entered to win 1 of 10 $50 gift cards from SKIP!The AGM will be held Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 6 pm on ZOOM.

For more information and the amendments please visit ussu.ca/agm

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USSU Annual General Meeting

All undergraduate students are eligible to propose amendments to the USSU Bylaw. The USSU consults with the USSU lawyer to ensure that the proposed amendments are legal, and adhere to the spirit and intent of the Bylaw.

The AGM will be held Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 6 pm on ZOOM. To register for the Annual General Meeting visit ussu.ca/agmregistration

Please use the Amendment Form and email your proposed amendments to communications@ussu.ca

Proposed amendments are due November 5, 2021, by 4:30 pm.

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Win Louis’ and Louis’ Loft Gift Cards

Academic Awareness Week is over but you can win Louis’ and Louis’ Loft gift cards by taking our  Academic Awareness Quiz

 

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Studentpreneur- Your Journey Has Just Begun

Studentpreneur is a platform for students to take an idea and make it a reality. We are creating a space for students to get the opportunities to build, grow and share their ideas. This initiative will encourage students to identify their careers and prepare them for a career they define for themselves, and these learning opportunities will help students to develop the needed skills.

Throughout this learning and experimental journey, students will be guided through a series of workshops led by experts, and student market space to promote themselves and their brands, a ‘pitch night’ to present their ideas to get financial support to make their idea a reality. Please take our survey and let us know what areas interest you most.

If you have any questions you can email Abhineet Goswami, USSU Vice-President Operations and Finance at vpopfin@ussu.ca

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USSU Teaching Excellence Awards

The USSU Teaching Excellence Awards recognizes Professors and Teaching Assistants who demonstrate teaching excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. An excellent teacher gives us access to knowledge and gives us the tools to turn that knowledge into wisdom. Students evaluate teachers and their environment in a number of ways; three important areas include enthusiasm, organization, and fairness of evaluation.

Do you have a Professor or Teaching Assistant that inspires you? Is your instructor passionate about teaching? Do they go that extra mile to ensure you succeed?

Nominate them for a Teaching Excellence Award!

Nominations are open from October 25 to November 5.

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Academic Awareness 

 

Join us to learn about various academic resources on campus and how you can protect yourself from academic misconduct and enhance your academic life on campus. There will be academic advice from the Director of teaching and learning and Academic dean’s from various colleges.

Click here to register 

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Graduate Opportunities Workshop 

The graduate opportunities  aims to help undergraduate students navigate the steps to graduate school, inform them of various graduate opportunities and help them through the process of finding a graduate position and entering the research world. There will be a presentation (overview) of graduate opportunities at USask, and how to find them, access them, land them, and write up an application.

 

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