COVID-19 impacts to the U-Pass

For full time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, the U-Pass fee has been reduced to $0 for students who are only taking remote classes (classes which would normally be in-person classes).

Public transit

U-Pass

The U-Pass is a Saskatoon Transit bus pass that can be activated and used with your smart phone. 

To activate or apply to opt-out

Undergraduate students should visit the USSU U-Pass page and graduate students should visit the GSA U-Pass page for more information on how to activate their U-Pass or to apply to opt-out. 

For more information

For information, email contactus@ussu.ca (USSU U-Pass) or email gsa.admn@usask.ca (GSA U-Pass).

Saskatoon Transit

Saskatoon Transit is Saskatoon's public bus transportation service provider. For information about university routes, schedules and fares, visit saskatoontransit.ca. Learn more about Saskatoon Transit's on-demand transit services

You can store your bike on the racks attached to the front of all Saskatoon Transit busses.

Learn more about the Transit app

Ride sharing and taxi services

There are a variety of taxi company options in Saskatoon. The ride-sharing service Uber is also available in the city.

Driving

Parking

For information on the status of parking lots on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Campus Status page.

Student parking permits

You can apply for a parking spot in the Parking Sale channel in PAWS, and applications typically open in May and close at the end of August. If you are starting university in the Winter Term, please visit our website for more details.

If you live in Residence, you must also apply through the Parking Sale channel in PAWS—visit the Residence Parking page for more information.

Pay-per-visit parking lots

If you're parking for many hours or all day, parking lot 4 and the Stadium Parkade are the cheapest options. View a list of all pay-per-visit parking lots.

Car share

Car sharing is a cost-effective, convenient and sustainable alternative to private car ownership.

International students

While we suggest that you obtain an international driver’s license before coming to Canada, international students with a study permit and a valid driver’s license from their home country can drive in Saskatchewan. Your license must be in English or accompanied by an official translation.  

Biking

Bike storage and lockers

For those looking for added bike security, we have bike storage locations and also a number of bike lockers available for rent.

Bike tools

With a valid student card, bike tool kits and supplies for minor repairs can be rented from the Physical Activity Complex  Equipment Room during PAC hours. The USSU also has a bike repair stand with a limited number of tools installed outside of the Arts Building.

Getting to Saskatoon

Air

If you’re flying to Saskatoon from another country, arrange connecting flights to Saskatoon from larger airports, such as Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary.

Train

VIA Rail Canada can connect you from many Canadian cities to Saskatoon.