U Pass BC

What is U-Pass BC?

Emily Carr University and the Emily Carr Students’ Union introduced the U-Pass BC program beginning in January 2011. The U-Pass BC program is an integrated comprehensive transportation package that provides students in Metro Vancouver with universal, accessible and affordable access to public transit and other sustainable transportation programs. It is a mandatory program for all members of the Emily Carr University Student Union. The program was approved via student referendum in October 2010.

All undergraduate and graduate students are automatically in the U-Pass BC Program except for the following student categories:

  • Outgoing Exchange students
  • Students in programs that are not offered at the Granville Island campus (i.e., BFA at North Island College; BFA in collaboration with the University of Northern British Columbia; On Line Program students; Headstart in Art students)
  • MAA Low Residence program students (except for July)
  • Continuing Studies students

U-Pass BC Fee Assessment

The U-Pass BC fee is assessed at the time of registration, as part of your ECSU fees.

U-Pass BC for Fall 2014

The U-Pass BC fee for the fall semester is $147.

You must be registered in at least 3 credits and pay your tuition and U-Pass BC fees by the fee payment deadline of September 19 in order to remain eligible for a U-Pass BC. Your fees DO NOT need to be paid in advance of the tuition deadline in order for you to pick up your pass. However, if you withdraw after receiving your U-Pass you will be required to return all valid passes before your request will be processed. Students who fail to return their unused U-Passes will be faced with a charge of $170 per month.  This is in complience with Translink's policy on the U-Pass Program.

To receive your U-Pass BC you must present photo ID (e.g., Emily Carr Student ID, Driver’s License, Passport). U-Pass BC cards can be picked up in the Student Services office: weekdays from 9am to 4pm.

For more information on student eligibility and program conditions, please consult the following document and/or visit the FAQ page.