U-Pass Program:

What is a U-Pass? 

The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) is one of the many great services offered by the UTMSU – it allows students unlimited fare-free rides on all City of Mississauga’s transit busses, MiWay. All you need to do is present your U-Pass card and T-card (UofT student ID) while boarding one of the MiWay busses and you will be able to ride for free – all year long – as many times as you need to!

Your U-Pass is a transit card that you can pick up from the UTM Student Center during U-Pass distribution periods. Our Fall/Winter U-Pass is active September 1 through April 30, and the Summer U-Pass is active May 1 through August 31. A U-Pass is only available and valid in a term for which a student has been charged a U-Pass fee. For example, a student taking only fall-term courses may receive and use a U-Pass in the fall term only.



All UTM undergraduate and Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM) undergraduate students are eligible to collect a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass). Associated fees are mandatory and automatically charged to each eligible student’s ACORN account. U-Pass distribution periods are coordinated by UTMSU annually and pick-up locations are set-up in the UTM Student Centre.

Each full-time and part-time undergraduate student is eligible after having made or deferred the required fee minimum payment through their ACORN account, be a registered UTM student at the time of pick-up, must possess a valid T-Card for more than 24 hours, and finally your ACORN account should have not experienced any changes 72 hours before picking up your U-Pass.


How to collect your U-Pass?

The UTMSU is pleased to announce that students will be able to pick up their U-Pass for the upcoming academic year, Fall 2021 – Winter 2022, from the UTM Student Center starting on August 30th, 2021. In order to ensure the safety of all students and staff, the following steps are set in place to allow students to book an appointment and safely pick up their U-Pass:

Step 1: Check your eligibility for receiving a U-Pass through our newly created eligibility checker. This checker will require you to input your UTOR-ID and password. If you are eligible, you will be asked to follow a link to our registration form.

Step 2: Registration will be required to collect important information to generate the creation of your U-Pass before your pick-up appointment. This registration form must be completed and submitted to continue with booking a pick-up appointment online.

Step 3: Once you have submitted a registration form you will be directed to our online booking system. Please schedule a time that works well with you as you will be required to visit the UTM Student Centre to collect your U-Pass in-person.

What you should expect when you arrive for your pick-up appointment:

  • To enter the UTM Student Centre, masks must be always worn. Individuals who require an accommodation please email upass@utmsu.ca.
  • Come to the main door of the Student Center (across the Duckstop). DO NOT enter the building until someone allows you in. All students are required to complete a COVID-19 Screening form (U-Check) through ucheck.utoronto.ca before entering the UTM Student Center.
  • When you arrive for your appointment wait at the white marked lines by the entrance to the building.
  • Try to arrive as close to your scheduled appointment time as possible.
  • Maintain social distancing rules and don’t bring anyone to your appointment that doesn’t have an appointment scheduled themselves.


U-Pass Policy & Replacements:

Altering, forging, transferring, selling, or sharing a U-Pass card is prohibited, and abuse of the U-Pass is taken seriously by Mississauga Transit Enforcement, UTM, UTMSU and UTMAGS. Abuse can result in significant fines/charges against abusers and prohibition from further participation in the U-Pass program.

In case you lose your U-Pass, you are eligible to receive a one-time U-Pass replacement. U-Pass replacements will begin on October 1, 2021. The replacement of a U-Pass costs $130.

For more information, please contact upass@utmsu.ca.


MiWay is Ready to Welcome You Back! If it’s been some time since you have taken the bus, MiWay wants you to know that they take your health seriously and have implemented several features to keep you safe. Learn more: https://www.mississauga.ca/miway-transit/announcements/miway-is-ready-to-welcome-you-back/

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