UPass Transit Pass

Summer UPass Update

(Updated Apr. 29, 2021)

Dalhousie is pleased to partner with Halifax Transit to once again offer the UPass program to our full-time Summer 2021 students.

UPasses are now available for pickup at the DalCard Office, located at 6230 Coburg Road. 

We will be beginning walk-up window service on Friday, Apr. 30. To pick up your Summer UPass, visit our UPass service window. 


9 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed from 12-1:30 p.m. for lunch

If you previously booked an appointment, you may visit our window at the time you had booked, or you may opt to visit the window at another time and cancel your appointment. 

As is the case each year, the UPass program automatically applies the bus pass fee to student accounts for all full-time Halifax students studying during the Summer 2021 semester.

However, given that most Dalhousie courses are being delivered online this summer due to COVID-19, we are offering an easy opt-out process for students who do not require the bus pass.

Opting out is easy: fill out the UPass Waiver Request Form by May 14, 2021. Once your request is processed, this fee will be removed from your student. For more information on opting out of UPass, visit our Opt Out page.

If you wish to Opt In to the Summer UPass, visit our Opt In page for more details about the required criteria.

The fee for the Summer UPass is $81.35. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email upass@dal.ca

Mandatory Masks

In keeping with public health order, masks are mandatory on all Halifax Transit buses and ferries. Children under two and those with a medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt. Those who are feeling ill are reminded not to use any transit services until their health returns to normal.

Faculty & staff bus pass

UPass faculty bus pass

Faculty and staff can get a bus pass through the Office of Sustainability.

Bus stops on campus

UPass campus bus stops

See all the campus bus stops, and check out the Metro Transit schedule.