The U-Pass is your Saskatoon Transit bus pass. To find out bus schedules, what busses to take and where the bus stops are, use the Transit app.
The cost of the U-Pass is automatically included in undergraduate and graduate student fees. However, students with special circumstances may apply to opt-out of the U-Pass service.
- Graduate student U-Pass cost and opt-out information
- Undergraduate student U-Pass cost and opt-out information
To activate your U-Pass, bring your Student ID Card to the USSU Information Centre in Upper Place Riel. You must reactivate your U-Pass each term.
To use your U-Pass: Place your Student ID Card on the card reader when you enter the bus.
Saskatoon Transit is Saskatoon’s public bus transportation service provider. For information about routes, schedules and fares, visit saskatoontransit.ca.
Bus route maps are available online or at the front doors of Upper Place Riel, facing the transit hub.
You can store your bike on the racks attached to the the front of all Saskatoon Transit busses.
Ride sharing and taxi services
Student parking permits
Students can apply for a parking spot in PAWS, and applications typically open in May. Students starting university in the Winter Term should contact Parking and Transportation Services to find out if there are parking spots still available.
Students living in Voyageur Place, College Quarter, Graduate House and McEown Park residence buildings can apply and pay online through the room selection process in May, and passes can be picked up at the Office of Parking and Transportation Services.
Pay-per-visit parking lots
UCommute is a ride matching and commute tracking service available within PAWS. By plotting your location and destination, UCommute gives you access to all other U of S users who share similar commutes and helps in planning carpool groups. The services also offers matching for transit, cycling and pedestrian commuters.
New to the city and uncomfortable with commuting by bike? Get matched with an advanced cyclist in the city who can show you the ropes and help increase your confidence on the roads.
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.
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.
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.