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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.

Loop Distribution


DePaul Center Su​​ite 9200

       1 E. Jackson Blvd.

       ​Chicago, IL 60604

Monday through Thursday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


  • ​9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lincoln Park Distribution

Student Center, Room 109

         2​250 N. Sheffield

         ​Chicago, IL 60614 

Monday through Thursday

  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


  • ​9:00 AM - 5:00 PM​​​​

​Winter 2020 U-Pass Dates

​Student Population ​Start Date ​End Date
​Undergraduate January 4th March 27th
​Graduate January 4th March 27th
​Law January 13th May 14th

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.