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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