The TRUSU UPASS is an unlimited transit pass for the City of Kamloops provided to every student enrolled at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. The UPASS allows you to get to and from classes, work, school, and more at a low cost to both your bank account and the environment. The UPASS also provides you with a 50 per cent discount to a monthly membership to the Tournament Capital Centre and free access to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.

Getting your UPASS

Getting your UPASS is easy. Every member of the Students’ Union is already automatically assessed the UPASS fee of $60.21 per semester when they register in any course. To activate your UPASS for that semester you just need to bring your student card to the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building and have it activated for the semester.

Opting-Out of the UPASS

Some students are eligible to opt-out of the UPASS. If you are eligible and would like to opt-out of the UPASS you must complete an opt-out form available online during the opt-out window for the upcoming semester. After confirming your opt-out eligibility, the Students’ Union will credit your myTRU account for the costs of the UPASS for that semester. You will need to provide your information as well as a copy of your course registration data form for the semester you are opting-out of. Can’t find your course registration data form? Check out the video below.

Who Qualifies for a UPASS Opt-Out?

There are four categories under which you can qualify for a UPASS opt-out:

  1. You are enrolled in a program that is seven (7) weeks long or less;
  2. You are enrolled in an off-campus practicum or co-op program that is seven (7) weeks or longer;
  3. Your primary residence for the period of study is outside of the Kamloops Transit Area Boundaries;
  4. You have a disability services bus pass issued by the province.
Semester Opt-Out Window  Opt-Out Form
Fall 2022 Academic Students
August 1, 2022 – September 23, 2022 Fall 2022 Opt-Out
Winter 2023 Academic Students
December 1, 2022 – January 20, 2023 Winter 2023 Opt-Out
Summer 2023 Academic Students
April 1, 2023 – May 21, 2023 Summer 2023 Opt-Out
Vocational Students Vocational (Trades) students must opt-out of the UPASS within thirty (30) days of the start of their program. Vocational Student Opt-Out

For more information regarding the UPASS opt-out eligibility please contact the Services Coordinator via email at upass@trusu.ca.

How to Find Your Course Registration Data Form

Can I opt-in to the UPASS?

If you are not taking classes in a semester but were enrolled in classes for the previous semester you can opt-in to the UPASS. Just come by the Members Services Desk. You will have to pay the $60.21 UPASS fee and a $75 opt-in membership fee to be activated for the semester.