University services for SFU NOW students

Transportation and U-Pass

The U-Pass BC Program is a transit pass initiative approved by Simon Fraser Student Society referenda. Mandatory for all eligible SFU students, it provides unlimited, all-zone access to public transit in Metro Vancouver (the GVRD) at a fraction of the cost of a regular monthly transit pass.

With the U-Pass, you do not pay any additional fares to ride TransLink buses (including community shuttles and West Vancouver Blue Buses), SkyTrain or SeaBus. You may also purchase West Coast Express tickets at a discount.

All eligible SFU students now use their U-Pass BC on the Compass Card. You will need to buy an Adult Compass Card from one of the TransLink options listed on their website.

Once you have your Compass Card, you will need to follow a couple of simple steps before you can start using the U-Pass BC on your Compass Card:

  1. Sign into the U-Pass BC website
  2. Select "Simon Fraser University" from the drop down menu
  3. Log in using your SFU computing ID (it's the same as your SFU email log in)
  4. Link your Compass Card by entering the 20-digit code and CVN on the back of your Compass Card
  5. Request your U-Pass BC

It can take up to 24 hours for the U-Pass BC to be loaded onto your Compass Card, so make sure to request it before the end of the month. Once the U-Pass BC is loaded onto your Compass Card on the first day of the eligible month, you can start to tap in and tap out on transit. The U-Pass BC on your Compass Card is only valid when you have your SFU student ID card with you. 

Remember to hold onto your Compass Card as you will need to log into the U-Pass BC website each month to request your monthly U-Pass BC to be loaded onto your Compass Card. You will be able to request your next month's U-Pass BC starting on the 16th of the current month.

If you have questions about the U-Pass BC program, including eligibility and fees, please contact the SFU U-Pass BC office at upass@sfu.ca or 778.782.6930.