Student Bus Pass


Summer 2022 Bus Pass Opt-Ins

Will you be in Guelph this summer but not taking in-person classes? Do you still need transit to get around? No problem! If you were a UofG student enrolled in the W22 semester, you are eligible to opt-in for the summer bus pass!

What is it?
This pass comes as a pre-loaded OnYourWay card, active for unlimited trips from May 1 until August 31.

When can I get one?  
Primary Opt-In Period - Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 13, 10am to 6pm
Secondary Opt-In Period - Monday May 16 – Thursday June 30, 10am to 3pm     (Monday–Thursday only).

How much does it cost and how can I pay?
Primary Opt-In Period- $151, cash or debit only
Secondary Opt-In Period- $151, cash only
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept e-transfers. All purchases must be made in-person.

Where do I have to go?
CSA Main Office, Room 274 University Centre

Summer Bus Pass FAQ

I’m registered in summer DE courses. Can I still opt-in?
If you were registered in W22 but are not taking in-person courses in S22, or are otherwise a Co-Op or DE student, then you are eligible to opt-in for a summer bus pass. You must purchase your pass in-person during our opt-in dates.

I'm registered for in-person courses. Can I opt-in for the summer pass?
If you are taking in-person courses this summer (that are not DE or Co-Op) then you should have been charged the bus pass compulsory fee along with your tuition fees and you should be able to continue using your student card on transit. 

How do I check if I have already paid the Bus Pass Fee?
Login to your WebAdvisor account using your central login credentials. Under your financial profile, under account view, select "Summer 2022", "Charges", "Compulsory Fees" fees will be visible as "Bus Pass". 

I’m not going to be in Guelph during the opt-in week. Can I buy my bus pass online through the CSA?
Unfortunately, we are unable to process virtual payments or transfer funds to your student ID. Should you not be available to purchase the bus pass during our primary opt-in period, you will still be able to purchase one from our office during office hours (Monday - Thursday, 10AM-3PM) until the end of June.
However, for the time being, you can look for alternative Guelph Transit options here.

I want to continue using my student card as my transit pass. Can I have the summer bus pass added to my card?
Unfortunately, we are not able to transfer funds to your student ID card so that you may use it on transit. The summer bus pass comes as a pre-loaded card that is separate from your student ID.

Do I need to register my bus pass once I have purchased it from the CSA?
The card will be active from the moment you purchase it. Students are encouraged to register their card with Guelph Transit immediately, and to retain the number on the back of it for their records.

How do I register my summer bus pass?
Registering your summer bus pass provides your card with extra protection in case it becomes lost or stolen. You can register your card here, or call Guelph Transit at 519-822-1811 and select “Option #3”.

I lost my bus pass. Can I replace it, or do I have to buy another one?
As long as your card has been registered and you have the original card number, you can replace it. In the unfortunate event of a lost or stolen card,  you will need to cancel your card through your Guelph Transit profile here, or call Guelph Transit at 519-822-1811 to cancel and transfer your account to a new card. It is your responsibility to provide a blank refillable OnYourWay Card. You can either use an old one that you already have on-hand or purchase one new for $5.00 through Guelph Transit (more information can be found here).

If you lose your Bus Pass and DO NOT have the original card number, you will need to purchase a new bus pass entirely through the CSA Front Office (only until the end of June) or otherwise through Guelph Transit.

I have more questions! Who can I talk to?
We're here to help! If you have more questions regarding the bus pass, feel free to reach out to csavpexternal@uoguelph.ca or csamain@uoguelph.ca.
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For more information about Guelph Transit, visit their website here.
Bus routes within Guelph can be found here or learn how to use Google Transit here.
Information regarding transit on statutory holidays can be found here.


Since 1995, the Central Student Association and the Graduate Student Association have negotiated a bus pass that offers unlimited access to Guelph Transit at a significantly lower rate than the public. Each renegotiation of the UPass is voted on by the student body. With transit routes spread throughout the city, students can make any neighbourhood their home. The CSA / GSA Transit Committee works with Guelph Transit to ensure service routes and schedules are reflective of students’ needs. Bus passes are available to both part- and full-time students enrolled in on-campus courses.


Last Updated:
Monday, May 16th, 2022 10:59 AM