The UPass is a subsidized transit pass program which has been available to students at certain post-secondary institutions in BC for a number of years. In 2010, the Douglas Student Union held a referendum to find out if Douglas College students would like to bring this service to our community – an idea which received a large amount of support.
As a result, beginning with the Fall 2011 semester, the vast majority of students at Douglas College are automatically enrolled in this program, and can pick up their monthly transit passes at special dispensing machines on both campuses. The pass will allow a student to travel through three transit zones, for the low price of $30 per month.
However, there are some important considerations:
- You will need your new Douglas College student ID to obtain your monthly UPass from the dispensing stations.
- Dispensing stations are located by the Security booth, and in the library, at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses.
- Passes for the next month will be available from the dispensing machines, beginning on the 17th day of the previous month.
- Your UPass is non-refundable. If you lose it, you must report this to the UPass coordinator, immediately.
- To be valid, you must print your name on the back of your UPass, and show it along with your Student ID, to any transit personnel who ask for it. Use of an unsigned Douglas College UPass is subject to a $170 transit fine.
If you have questions or concerns about your use of the UPass program, more information can be found on this page.