Campus Safety & Security Department

CTA U-Pass


The CTA U-Pass program provides full-time students unlimited rides on any CTA bus or train during the academic term. The cost is $135 and all students taking at 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters, or at least 3 credits during the summer session, are required to get one. The summer cost for the U-Pass is $45.

U-Passes are valid from the first day of the regular class session until the final day of the semester.

Should you want to use your U-Pass during breaks between semesters you are responsible for adding the appropriate funding to your card. Once the first day of the current semester's classes begins your U-Pass will become unlimited usage again.

U-Passes are distributed on the first day of each semester by the security staff. If a U-Pass has not been preprinted for you, U-Pass staff will be on site the first two days of the semester and can print you a U-Pass immediately. If you are unable to meet with the U-Pass staff during that time you can order a U-Pass through a security supervisor on the 2nd floor.

If your U-Pass is lost or stolen you will need to bring your student id and $50 (check or cash) to the 2nd Floor Security Office (State Street Building). Hours are 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Lost or stolen cards can only be replaced once per academic term.

If you have any questions regarding U-Pass you can contact Jason Dalmer at or at ext 309.