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U-Pass @ DePaul

Your Ventra U-Pass provides unlimited rides on CTA buses and trains during the Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters.
 
Students must meet enrollment requirements in order to participate in the U-Pass program. All students meeting these requirements are automatically enrolled in the program. The U-Pass is not optional for any eligible student. Eligibility is based on 3 criteria; one of which is course enrollment.  If your enrollment changes before the last day to drop courses, your U-Pass will be adjusted accordingly.

 
*It can take 3-10 business days for changes in eligibility to be reflected in the Ventra U-Pass system as it is not possible to directly link to the DePaul course enrollment system.

 

Summer U-Pass Distribution

Summer U-Pass Distribution will start on June 11th, at both the Lincoln Park and Loop Campuses. This will be for NEW U-Pass holders only, Students who already have a U-Pass will continue to use the one that was previously issued. Students will pick up their U-Pass on the campus where their college office is based. For example, a Business Student will pick up their U-Pass at the Loop Campus, and a History Student would pick up their U-Pass up at the Lincoln Park Campus. Below are the Dates, Times, and Locations for both U-Pass Distributions. 


 

Loop U-Pass Distribution

ID Card Office
DePaul Center, 9200
Monday-Friday: 9:00-5:00

 

Lincoln Park U-Pass Distribution

 

ID Card Office
Student Center, 109
Monday-Friday: 9:00-5:00​
 
 

Summer U-Pass Dates

Classification Start Date End Date
Undergraduate Students June 11th August 19th
Graduate Students June 11th August 19th
Law Students June 4th
August 2nd

Useful Information for Using your New Ventra U-PASS

  • Take your card out of your wallet before tapping to avoid charges to other contactless cards you may have.
  • Pay close attention to the tap display when using your U-Pass. This will help you to determine if your tap was a U-Pass transaction or if you have been charged regular fare for your ride.
  • Register your Ventra card online (www.ventrachicago.com) so that you can monitor your account and usage. Registration does not require that you link your card to a credit or debit card and does not automatically activate your U-Pass (which must be completed over the phone). Registering your U-Pass is not required but can be a very helpful tool.
  • Students are responsible for monitoring their own account information and status.
  • If changes have been made to your enrollment, please allow 3 to 10 business days for those changes to affect your U-Pass.
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