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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.

*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.




DePaul Center Suite 9200



       1 E. Jackson Blvd.

       Chicago, IL 60604




Monday thru Thursday 9am-5pm, closed Friday -- hours are subject to change



Student Center, Room 109



         2250 N. Sheffield

         Chicago, IL 60614 



Monday thru Thursday 9am-5pm, closed Friday -- hours are subject to change

Autumn​ 2020 U-Pass Dates

Student Population Start Date End Date
Undergraduate September 9th
November 24th
September 9th
November 24th
Law August 24th 
December 17th​

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 ( 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.