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 Quest. GSA 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.
Your WatCard is your Upass.
- Tap your watcard as you enter the bus/ION Train.
- Do not place your pass in the farebox.
- Travel on GRT buses/ION Light Rail Transit is unlimited with your UPass!
For bus/ION schedules visit the GRT website.