Your CTA U-PASS provides UNLIMITED rides on CTA bus/rail systems during an academic term.


Students must meet enrollment requirements in order to participate in the U-Pass program. All students meeting these requirements are automatically enrolled in the program. The U-Pass is not optional for any eligible student. Eligibility  is based on your enrollment as it appears in Campus Connection. If your enrollment changes before the last day to drop courses, your U-PASS will be adjusted accordingly.

Spring 2014

Spring 2013-2014 (eligible students only)

Newly eligible students can pick-up their Ventra cards from ID Services. Office locations and hours are below.

Lincoln Park Campus
Student Center Room 109

Monday - Thursday 9am-5:30pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Loop Campus
DePaul Center Room 9200

Monday - Thursday 9am-5:30p
Friday 9am-5pm

Updated April 1, 2014


Students must pick up CTA U-PASS cards in person and present a valid DePaul ID.

Visit  ID Services for questions about your DePaul Student ID.  

Questions about U-PASS at DePaul?  Visit our FAQs.

Learn about CTA rules and policies here.


Please note:

-The CTA U-Pass is not valid during winter intercession.

-Students taking courses EXCLUSIVELY online, in suburban campuses (Except O’hare), enrolled in non-degree programs or studying abroad are not eligible to receive a CTA U-PASS.

-Students registered with DePaul’s Center for Students with Disabilities can request a permanent waiver from the CTA U-PASS program. Contact for more information.

Read more about fare changes beginning Fall 2013