Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 U-Pass Important Dates & Waiting Periods
December 18, 2019
Final day of activation for Fall 2019 semester. This is the final day U-Passes can be used without adding separate funds for use on CTA busses and trains.
December 20, 2019
Returning students with a non-expired Ventra U-Pass must be registered by this date to have an active U-Pass on the first day of activation.
New students (including transfer students) must be registered by this date and have an i-card picture on file in order to be able to pick up their U-Pass on the first day of activation.
January 8, 2020
Continuing student U-Passes activated. New student U-Passes available for pickup at ID Center in Student Center East (SCE).
May 13, 2020
Final day of activation for semester. This is the final day U-Passes can be used without adding separate funds for use on CTA busses and trains.
*Students in the College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, and the Corporate MBA program may have start and end dates that differ from those listed above.
Becoming Eligible after December 20, 2019
Returning students with a non-expired Ventra U-Pass who register after the above date will see an activation delay of up to 4 business days. This delay may be extended by university or CTA closures, specifically prior to the Spring semester.
New students (including transfer students) who register after the above date will see a 6-8 business day delay in production and delivery of their U-Pass to the ID Center.
Determining if your U-Pass is Active
To determine if your U-Pass is active, visit ventrachicago.com. After logging in with your card’s serial number and expiration date, you can check that 1) your card has a balance of $0.00 or greater and 2) under the ‘Passes’ section, the U-Pass is listed.