History of UPass Program
SU and GSA ask students
As part of their annual election process in 2002, the Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association held referendums asking whether their members supported the introduction of the compulsory UPass program for all full time students.
The UPass proposal would require that each full-time student (undergraduate and graduate) attending the University of Calgary be assessed a compulsory fee for each term (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer). In return, each assessed student would be entitled to a special transit pass that allowed them full access to available transit services during that period of time. The program began September 1, 2002.