IMPORTANT NOTICE: On Tuesday, May 5th, the Vancouver and Surrey Registrar and Information Services offices will be closed. The Burnaby Registrar and Information Services office will offer limited services between 9:00am and 4:30pm. U-Pass BC kiosks will only be open at the Burnaby campus between these hours.
During March 2013, SFU students voted in a Student Society referendum in favour of continuing the U-Pass BC Program. As a result, the U-Pass BC fee for each term will be the following:
- 2013 Summer, 2013 Fall, 2014 Spring - $140
- 2014 Summer, 2014 Fall, 2015 Spring - $147
- 2015 Summer, 2015 Fall, 2016 Spring - $152
If you are enrolled in 2015 Summer courses and meet the requirements to be eligible for the U-Pass BC program, then the U-Pass BC term fee of $152 will be assessed to your SFU financial account.
Beginning May 19, all eligible SFU students will say goodbye to the monthly paper U-Pass BC card and hello to the COMPASS CARD!
This will be the last time you swipe your SFU student ID card at the kiosk as you will get a Compass Card instead.
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 on June 1:
- Sign into upassbc.translink.ca
- Link your Compass Card
- 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, you can start to tap in and tap out on transit as of June 1. The U-Pass BC on your Compass Card is only valid when you have your SFU student ID card with you.
Your Compass Card will look and be used like a regular Compass Card; the only difference is that it will be marked “Initial Release – No Deposit”. During the initial release period for the U-Pass BC program (January to September 2015), the $6 deposit for your Compass Card will be waived. But remember to hold onto your Compass Card because you will need to request your U-Pass BC each month.
Until May 19, you will continue to swipe your SFU student ID at the kiosks for your May U-Pass BC card.