KSA MultiPass is more than just a bus pass.
The KSA MultiPass Program focuses on active transportation and healthy living. We work to promote services, facilities, and events that help encourage students to travel in more sustainable modes, and to stay active. With the MultiPass Program you can:
- Get a U-Pass BC on Compass Card and ride a TransLink bus, Skytrain, or Seabus in any zone at any time.
- Travel between KPU campuses with an express coach.
- Work out at Steve Nash Fitness World for a $5 monthly membership.
- Access free Bike Locker Rentals and workshops throughout the year.
- Borrow a car2go for car sharing with free 20 minutes/month.
- All this, and more, comes from the MultiPass program.
car2go Service Update
The car2go parking spots at the Surrey Campus have moved to prime spots in front of the Main Building!
As of January 2017, car2go is no longer servicing the Cloverdale (KPU Tech) and Langley campuses. car2go cars are still available at the Surrey and Richmond campuses. KPU students can continue to sign up for free and receive 20 minutes of driving credit per month that gives you access to the full car2go network.
Find out more about car2go Car Sharing at KPU!
The Compass Card is here at KPU!
KPU has made a full transition to the Compass Card! Wave goodbye to paper
U-Passes and say hello to a whole new transit experience. With the Compass Card in hand, you'll simply load your U-Pass BC online onto your Compass Card each month instead of visiting the Bookstore.
Getting a Compass Card
To use your U-Pass BC benefit, students will need to purchase a Compass Card first! Compass cards can be bought for a $6 refundable deposit at the following locations:
- online at compasscard.ca
- Compass Vending Machines at select Skytrain stop locations
- Compass Card retailer
- select London Drugs locations
- by calling 604.398.2042
- Compass Customer Service Centre: Stadium-Chinatown Station
For a list of all retailers, please click here.
Please note that students with the initial release Compass Cards will not have to purchase a new Compass Card. They work the same, we just waived the $6 deposit!
Loading your U-Pass BC onto your Compass Card
With your Compass Card in hand, visit upassbc.translink.ca to link your U-Pass to your Compass Card. Then, after the 16th of each following month, you'll be able to request your U-Pass BC benefit online, and it will automatically be loaded onto your Compass Card. Please keep in mind that it could take up to 24 hours to load. For more details, check out this step by step guide to your Compass Card!
Got your Compass Card?
Check out the top 10 Compass Card tips for U-Pass BC students!
Don't know who to contact about your Compass Card? Check out some of the resources below:
Eligibility – If you are having difficulty with your eligibility for your U-Pass BC (or your MultiPass / U-Pass fees), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass Card – If you are having difficulty with the upassbc.translink.ca website, the Compass Card itself, or are unsure of how the system works, please check out askcompass.ca for the answers to many common questions!
If you have a question that hasn't been answered, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
The U-Pass exemption process is handled by the University. Applications will only be accepted online at www.kpu.ca/upass by selecting "MultiPass Exemption Application" from the menu. This means no paper copies are available for download, nor will exemption applications be accepted in person at the admissions counter. Only exemptions submitted online will be accepted.
Students will also be required to apply for an exemption each semester.
The University will start accepting U-Pass exemption applications for the Spring 2017 semester on Monday, November 14, 2016. The application deadline for most programs is Friday, January 13, 2017. If you are studying in a non-semester based program, your application deadline is the second Friday after your first day of classes.
If you have any other questions about the new process, or needs to check in with the status of your exemption, you may contact the University by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MultiPass Hardship Bursary
Some students who are not eligible for an U-Pass exemption may qualify for a KSA MultiPass Hardship Bursary.
The Spring 2017 Hardship Bursary Application form is now available. The deadline to apply for a Spring 2017 MultiPass Bursary is Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4pm.
To find out more about the application process, please take a look at our Hardship Bursary Policy and Procedures.
If you have any other questions about the MultiPass Hardship Bursary, please email email@example.com.
Intercampus Shuttle Schedule
Download the Spring 2017 Intercampus Shuttle Bus Schedule (January 3, 2017 to April 21, 2017)
The Spring 2017 Intercampus Shuttle Bus Schedule starts on Tuesday, January 3, 2017! You can pick up a printed bus schedule at the KSA or visit www.translink.ca for other transportation options.
Don't forget to follow @KwantlenShuttle on Twitter for real time service updates from on board the shuttles!
We are always expanding the MultiPass Program, so make sure to keep checking back with us for the latest updates. In the meantime, stop by our FAQ page, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 604.599.2343.