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Bus Pass Update: What Happened to the Bus Pass?

Since 1995, the Central Student Association (CSA) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) have negotiated with the City of Guelph for a bus pass that offers unlimited rides on Guelph Transit at a significantly lower rate than a traditional monthly bus pass. 

The current Universal Bus Pass (U-pass) contract will expire on April 30, 2021, as per the referendum question asked in 2016, and can’t be reinstated until a referendum on the U-pass happens. 

CSA Statement on the COVID-19 East Residence Outbreak

To the University of Guelph campus community and City of Guelph residents:

During the past week the CSA was disappointed to learn that there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in the University of Guelph’s East Residence complex as a result of unsanctioned social gatherings in townhouses that were held between January 14th and January 16th. Since being made aware of this outbreak, the CSA has been in constant contact with the University of Guelph regarding the measures that have since been taken to ensure the safety of undergraduate students and all other individuals on campus.

Health Plan Referendum: What to Know

The health plan referendum question in the CSA's General Election will ask students if they prefer the current universal plan or an alternative plan. Read on for more info & cast your vote February 8 to 17!

→ Unsure how to vote in a CSA Election? Click here for a super easy 3 step guide!

CSA Seeking Student Feedback on Respondus & Online Learning

Over the past 8 months, the University of Guelph as a whole has necessarily transitioned the vast majority of its course offerings online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This online transition includes many course aspects, including not just lectures and labs, but also many assessments that would have traditionally been an in-person quiz, midterm, or exam. There have been both negative and positive experiences with online learning but due to the disconnected nature of campus life this year, there is a lack of communication from students about what these effects have been.

VIDEO: Fall 2020 Service Update


CSA President Tyler Poirier gives an update on how the CSA services will be operating in Fall 2020.

See below for video transcript.

Bus Pass Update: Fall 2020 Pass Options

August 10th, 2020 | After discussion with the City of Guelph, students will have access to the affordable bus pass for the fall considering the universal bus pass has been suspended. The pass is available at a cost of $37.50 per month. If you apply and receive an affordable bus pass, you will not be required to purchase a post-secondary pass to use transit services.
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Bus Pass Update: Fall 2020

August 5th, 2020 | The CSA has temporarily suspended the Universal Bus Pass for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters. This decision was made with benefit to the greatest number of students in mind, as many are not returning to Guelph in the fall or will not be using transit services.
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Bus Pass Update: Summer 2020

July 2nd, 2020 | Beginning July 2nd, undergraduate students will be able to purchase a discounted post-secondary transit pass from Guelph Transit for July and August. Passes are available at Guelph Central Station’s mobile centre, ServiceGuelph at City Hall, and Guelph Transit.
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