Bus Pass - GRT Upass

Bus Pass - GRT Upass

Full-time graduate students registered in "on-campus" courses on the Waterloo main campus and campuses in the Region of Waterloo are charged a mandatory non-refundable fee for the Grand River Transit (GRT) Universal bus pass (Upass). The Upass fee is assessed per term for the academic year of September 1 to August 31. The fee is included in the "GSA Administered Fees" component on your student financial statement on QuestGSA Fees Chart

Graduate students enrolled in part-time studies are not assessed the fee.  Part-time students voted to be exempt from being charged the universal fee and this is included in the GSA-GRT contract.   At this time there is no way for the GSA to approve an individual opt-in for individual students in part-time studies.

NEWS: The tap Watcard will be the only UPASS card accepted for the GRT after September 28, 2018.  Graduate students must get their "old" Watcard exchanged for the tap Watcard before September 28th in order to ride the GRT.  After this deadline, students will be required to pay the fare. GRT transit drivers may confiscate your watcard, and will ask that you pay the fare after the deadline.

Your WatCard is your Upass.

For bus schedules visit the GRT website.


Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 


Final Report on Student Mental Health

Final Report on Student Mental Health.