U-Pass BC Program 

U-Pass BC is a student transit program delivered in partnership by the Langara Student’s Union, TransLink, and the Ministry of Transportation. Eligible students will have access to a three-zone pass valid for unlimited use on TransLink bus, SkyTrain, and Seabus services at an affordable rate, which is automatically added to fees upon registration. As part of program conditions, participation is mandatory for all students who qualify.

Who is eligible for U-Pass BC?

Students who are assessed student union fees, and;

  • Students enrolled in an on-campus Regular Studies course, practicum, or co-op (minimum three credits); or
  • Students enrolled in a full-time, on-campus section of one of the following Continuing Studies programs: Registered Massage Therapy, Supply Chain and Logistics, 2D Animation and 3D Animation; or
  • Students registered in at least three credits of Regular Studies (not including online, Guided Independent Studies, Field School, Flexible Assessment, Excluded or Adult Basic Education / Preparatory courses).

Who is NOT eligible for U-Pass BC?

For clarification, courses in the following programs will not count towards U-Pass BC eligibility:

  • Continuing Studies (with the exception of students in the programs listed above)
  • LEAP and LEPP programs
  • Outgoing Exchange and Field School
  • Online, GIS, or Flexible Assessment courses
  • Excluded course (APPL 4110)
  • Adult Basic Education / Preparatory courses (ENGL 1098, 1099, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1110, 1120, 1121, MATH 1100, 1101, and 1150)

Furthermore, any student will cease to be eligible for the program if they have dropped or withdrawn from all eligible courses during the term.

Compass Card

To begin using U-Pass BC, you will need to obtain a Compass Card if you do not already have one. Once you have your card, you can log into the U-Pass BC website to activate your pass. When loading is complete, you will be able to tap in and tap out of transit with your Compass Card for travel in that month. On or after the 16th of every month, simply go back onto the website and request activation for the following month.