Pending Fare Increase
As of Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board announced the approval of a fare increase that will affect all Chicagoland area universities that participate in the U-Pass program. While we are still working with CTA as to how this fare increase will affect Loyola students, we do know that this increase will be approximately 30% per term for each eligible full-time student. In addition to the fare increase, starting this fall, new U-Passes will be in the form of new plastic Ventra payment cards which will also feature student photos and names. This new payment card system provides the opportunity for students to use the same payment card for their entire academic career at Loyola.
We understand that this fare increase may be an inconvenience to some students. As we get more information, we will be sure to update our website. However, in the interim, if you have any questions related to this topic, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
The CTA U-Pass is your ticket to unlimited riding aboard CTA buses and trains. It offers all full time undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in participating programs unlimited use and an unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer. No cash is needed. It's your connection to shopping, sports events, social activities, art and entertainment centers, and anything else that grabs your attention.
Note: Spring U-Pass Distribution for Loyola undergraduate, graduate, and Law School students has ended. Continued U-Pass distribution is now on-going at the Centennial Forum Student Union Information Desk (Lake Shore Campus) and the Terry Student Center 2nd Floor Information Desk (Water Tower Campus) and will continue throughout the academic year.
The following students' passes will be located at the CFSU Information Desk (Lake Shore Campus):
- All undergraduate programs
- The following graduate programs: College of Arts and Sciences, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, St. Joseph Seminary
The following graduate students' passes will be located at the Terry Student Center Information Desk, 2nd Floor (Water Tower Campus):
- Quinlan School of Business Graduate Programs
- Institute of Pastoral Studies
- School of Law
- School of Social Work
- Institute of Pastoral Studies
- Graduate School of Education
Only the Quinlan Graduate Business programs receive the summer U-Pass.
When: May 20-22 2pm-6pm
Where: Maguire Hall, 2nd floor Multi-Purpose Room (1 E. Pearson, Water Tower Campus)
Please bring your student ID.
The entire Loyola community is excited to welcome you to campus for your 1870 Orientation program this summer! Our 1870 Orientation program will be your first opportunity to connect with your future classmates and begin building community at Loyola. You will learn how to navigate the many resources and services in place to assist you with your academic career, and meet with an advisor and register for your classes. We will also introduce you to the values and traditions that will enrich your Loyola experience from now through graduation. 1870 Orientation will give you a glimpse of all that Loyola has to offer when you arrive on campus this fall.
Qualificiations and Enrollment
Generally all undergraduates with 12 or more credit hours. A more complete list is listed on the FAQs page. All eligible students are automatically enrolled and charged a non-refundable fee.
How It Works
On the bus: Insert and remove your U-Pass into the bus fare card machine on the right side of the fare box with the magnetic strip facing you and the blue arrow pointing down. Make sure you do not insert it into the dollar bill slot because it will be captured.
On the train: Insert and remove your U-Pass into the turnstile card slot with the magnetic strip facing you and the blue arrow pointing down. When the green 'enter' light goes on, remove your U-Pass and go through the turnstile.
Rules and Conditions
- The school name, student name, photo, and expiration date must appear on the card.
- U-Pass is limited to exclusive use by the original full-time student card owner.
- U-Pass use is subject to applicable tariffs, conditions, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that the CTA may adopt using discretion.
- If any conditions are violated, the pass will be confiscated for the remaining term without reimbursement.
- U-Pass is NOT valid on PACE or Metra service.
Please see our FAQs page for more information.
Students are encouraged to contact the Loyola U-Pass Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also contact the Centennial Forum Student Union Information Desk at 773.508.8880 for more information. For Water Tower Campus U-Pass distribution questions, you may contact the Terry Student Center Information Desk at 312-915-6642.
Students are also encouraged to contact U-Pass at email@example.com or call 1-888-YOUR-CTA.
Chicago Transit Authority
567 W Lake Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
For more information about the Chicago Transit Authority, visit CTA's website.