Spring/Summer 2021 UPass Mobile App Pilot Project

UPass Mobile App - Pilot Project

In place of the traditional program, UPass is launching a pilot project for the 2021 Spring/Summer term. Students enrolled fulltime in the Spring or Summer 2021 term are eligible for a one time only opt-in UPass.

The fee for participation is $262 (no prorating) for four months (May 1 to Aug. 31, 2021) of unlimited transit usage. The purpose of the pilot project with the City of Calgary is to test a new delivery method for UPass (UPass on My Fare App).

Student feedback on the pilot program is voluntary and valuable, from those participating in the program. Feedback will help the university and the City of Calgary work through any concerns or issues that may arise before the UPass if fully launched on My Fare for the Fall 2021 semester.

How do I opt-in?

  1. Opt-in begins April 19 through to May 31, 2021.
  2. You must have a @ucalgary.ca email address.
  3. You must be enrolled full-time whether you are a Graduate or Undergraduate student.
    • Undergraduate: a minimum of two x 3-unit courses in one of the Spring or Summer terms. Both of these courses must be within the same term.
  4. You must have a handheld device that supports either Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS) only.
  5. You must opt-in via the student portal, use student request icon to initiate the $262 fee (no prorating).

After you have completed the opt-in process download the free My Fare app from Google Play or the App Store.


How to use My Fare app.

how to use my fare app upass

To use your UPass: Make sure you have your Unicard for verification if asked by transit. Select your UPass from your Ticket Wallet and tap “Activate”.

  1. On a bus: tap your activated ticket against the onboard scanner or show it to the operator, if asked.
  2. On the train: activate your ticket before you enter the fare paid zone and have it ready to show a Transit Peace Officer, if requested.

Not interested or unable to opt-in to the pilot project?

Discounted Calgary Transit Books Available to UCalgary Students

To assist students with their transportation during this time, arrangements have been made to purchase Calgary Transit Adult Ticket books at a discounted price. 

Book of 10 single use tickets = $21/book (40% savings from retail price)

  • Visit one of the locations listed below.
  • Students will be required to present their Unicard, or proof of active student status. 
  • Purchases limited to 5 books of 10 tickets per month.

Ticket books will be sold at the following locations, unless stated otherwise.

For questions regarding this program, please contact campusservicecentre@ucalgary.ca.

Campus Service Centre

Main Level, International House
Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on holidays
Phone: 403-220-8300

Main Campus Bookstore

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Foothills Medical Bookstore *

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*will need to call phone number on the door entrance for access