U-Pass - discounted student unlimited transit pass

Deeply-discounted metro-area transit pass for students at just $100 a semester.

NOTE: SPRING 2017 U-Pass sales start December 5 - always re-order BEFORE the new semester starts to avoid a gap in service.

Just a Heads Up - Students who renew may find that their U-Pass will be replaced at no additional fee (older U-Passes need to be replaced).

Order Spring 2017 U-Pass

The buspass system is unavailable each night from 1-5 am for server maintenance.

Terms & On-Sale Dates

Fall Semester 2016: August 29, 2016 - January 16, 2017 (on sale August 2, 2016)
Spring Semester 2017: January 17 - May 13, 2017 (on sale December 5, 2016)
Summer 2017: May 14 - August 27 (on sale April 24, 2017)

Features
  • Unlimited rides – 24/7 
  • Renewable online each semester
  • Good on all regular route bus lines and light rail
    • Additional fare may be needed for Northstar #888
      • Stored value MUST be added to U-Pass to cover the difference in fare between the $3 that U-Pass covers and the actual fare price
      • Without stored value added to U-Pass, the reader will not accept U-Pass and the rider has to pay full fare
  • U-Pass can save you up to 71%
  • Qualifies you for the Guaranteed Ride Home program
Payment
  • Cost is $100 per semester
  • Charges are automatically posted to your student account. (U-Pass charges are not eligible for the Installment Payment Plan. Payment must be made in full by the due date.) Student account information
Eligibility – Students must:
  • Be registered for a current semester credit-bearing course on the Twin Cities campus.
  • Have paid the transportation fee.
  • Possess a valid U Card with a valid student ID number.
    • It is NOT possible to get a U-Pass if you don't have a U Card.
  • Have an active U of M Internet account with ID and password. 
    U of M Internet account information
  • Work less than 30 hours if employed at a University staff/faculty position.
    (See the exceptions.)
Pick-up

For fastest turnaround, pick up your pass at one of the distribution centers below. Passes can also be mailed before the cut-off date.

  • Coffman Memorial Union Information Desk (hours)
  • St. Paul Student Center Information Desk (hours)
Summer U-Pass

To qualify, students must:

  • Possess a valid U Card with a valid student ID number.
  • Have an active U of M Internet account with ID and password. 
    U of M Internet account information
  • Work less than 30 hours if employed at a University staff/faculty position.
    (See the exceptions.)
  • Register for a summer semester credit-bearing course and paid the transportation fee OR have been registered for the previous spring semester credit-bearing course and paid the transportation fee.
Damaged, Lost or Stolen Passes

Fill out the online form to obtain a replacement card. Replacements can be picked up at either Coffman Memorial Union or St. Paul Student Center within a few hours. Customers requesting a replacement for a lost or stolen pass will be assessed a $7 fee. Damaged passes will be exchanged for a new one. If you have questions, contact the U-Pass coordinator at buspass@umn.edu.

Lost your U-Pass?

Request a replacement 
The buspass system is unavailable each night from 1-5 am for server maintenance.


Renewing a U-Pass?

HELPFUL TIP: order your pass in advance! Our system needs three days to re-activate passes. If you use your pass early, the three day waiting period starts over. Plan ahead and order your U-Pass before you need to use it!


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