Loyola University Chicago

CTA U-Pass


Special Fall 2020 U-Pass Information

Please be sure to check the Fall 2020 U-Pass FAQ page here: https://www.luc.edu/upass/aboutu-pass/fall2020u-passfaq for up-to-date information on how U-Pass dates, fees, and waivers will work for the unique Fall 2020 semester. For Fall 2020, the CTA has allowed eligible Loyola students to withdraw from participation in the U-Pass program, if they wish to do so. Students who withdraw will need to request a waiver and will not be charged the U-Pass fee or have their U-Pass activated for Fall 2020. The above link will have information on how to request the waiver when it becomes available.

2020-2021 Activation and Deactivation Dates

Each qualifying program has unique dates that the U-Pass team uses for activation, new pass production, and deactivation of all transit cards. The following dates are approximate to show important dates that students should be aware regarding the activation and deactivation of their U-Pass benefit.

2020/2021 Calendar*

ProgramTermEligibility DeadlineActivation Date*Deactivation Date*
Arrupe  Summer 2020  6/3/2020  5/20/2020  7/26/2020
Undergraduate/Graduate  Fall 2020  9/4/2020  8/22/2020  12/12/2020
Arrupe  Fall 2020  9/4/2020  8/19/2020  12/14/2020
Law  Fall 2020  9/4/2020  8/12/2020  12/19/2020
Quinlan Grad Business  Fall 2020  9/9/2020  8/21/2020   11/8/2020
Quinlan Grad Business  Winter 2020  11/18/2020  11/9/2020  12/20/2020
Quinlan Grad Business  Winter 2020  11/18/2020  1/11/2021  2/20/2021
Undergraduate/Graduate  Spring 2021   1/28/2021  1/18/2021  5/9/2021
Arrupe  Spring 2021  1/25/2021  1/15/2021  5/10/2021
Law  Spring 2021  1/22/2021  1/9/2021  5/15/2021
Quinlan Grad Business  Spring 2021  3/3/2021  2/21/2021  5/9/2021
Undergraduate  Summer 2021  6/3/2021  5/24/2021  8/13/2021
Arrupe  Summer 2021  6/5/2021  5/26/2021  8/7/2021
School of Social Work  Summer 2021  TBA  TBA  TBA

*All Passes Deactivate at 11:59pm on the Deactivation Date listed. All Passes activate at in the early morning of the date listed.

*Students who register late may not have a pre-printed pass. These students must visit U-Pass Distribution to make sure passes are ordered and to receive a temporary transit pass.

Passes are valid for 5 years. Lost or stolen U-Pass will incur a $50 replacement fee

Eligibility Deadline: The last day for new and existing students have to qualify for U-Pass in LOCUS  and have their U-Pass turned on.

Late registering students: After this date, students should expect their U-Passes activated 3-4 business days after they register as full-time students in LOCUS. Students who register after the Eligibility Deadline should not expect a change in eligibility status or charge.

New Students only: The first week of classes, the U-Pass team will distribute new passes to students. It is recommended all new students visit U-Pass distribution, times and dates are listed here