August 26, 2020
U-Pass BC Planning for Fall
Since the decision was made to suspend the U-Pass BC program for the 2020 Summer semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Simon Fraser Student Society, Graduate Student Society and SFU have worked with TransLink, and the other public post-secondary institutions and student associations in Metro Vancouver, to reinstate the program with appropriate eligibility adjustments. We are happy to announce that as of September 1, the U-Pass BC program will be resuming.
For students enrolled at SFU in the Fall semester (online or in-person courses) and currently residing in Metro Vancouver:
The program will resume on September 1 with terms and conditions identical to those before the Summer term suspension. Your U-Pass BC will give you unlimited access to bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus transportation at the rate of $42.50 per month, collected as a $170 student fee alongside your Fall term tuition. In order to access your U-Pass BC, you need to acquire a Compass Card and make a request each month using the U-Pass BC website. Pre-existing exemption categories will continue to apply, which you can learn more about here.
For students enrolled at SFU in the Fall semester but not currently residing in Metro Vancouver:
You will be considered ineligible for the program and you will receive a refund of your U-Pass BC fee, credited to your SFU student account. You will need to follow these steps to ensure you get a refund, and it is important that you do not request the U-Pass BC through the website linked above as that month’s pass and fee will be irreversible. Please allow a few weeks for SFU to process the much greater than normal numbers of ineligible students.
If you have any questions or problems setting up your U-Pass BC, please contact the SFU U-Pass BC office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778.782.6930.