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 $58.23 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 swiped.
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.
There are four categories under which you can qualify for a UPASS opt-out:
- You are enrolled in a program that is less than six (6) weeks long;
- You are enrolled in an off-campus practicum or co-op program that is seven (7) weeks or longer;
- Your primary residence for the period of study is outside of the Kamloops Transit Area Boundaries;
- You have a disability services bus pass issued by the province.
|Summer 2021||Apr 1, 2021 – May 14, 2021||Summer 2021 Academic Opt-Out|
|Fall 2021||August 1, 2021 – September 21, 2021||Fall 2021 Academic Opt-Out|
|Winter 2022||December 1, 2021 – January 21, 2022||Winter 2022 Academic Opt-Out|
|Vocational Students||Vocational (Trades) students must opt-out of the UPASS within thirty (30) days of the start of their program.||Vocational Opt-Out|
For more information regarding the UPASS opt-out eligibility please contact the Services Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Find Your Course Registration Data Form
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 $57.83 UPASS fee and a $75 opt-in membership fee to be activated for the semester.