The MSVU Students’ Union, in partnership with Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) and Halifax Transit introduced the UPass for Mount Saint Vincent University students in the fall of 2007. This decision was reconfirmed in November of 2010 when students overwhelmingly voted in favor of continuing with the UPass program at MSVU in a student referendum.

The University’s agreement with Halifax Transit gives all eligible MSVU students unlimited and affordable access to all Metro Transit Bus (with some limited exclusions and fare conditions), Ferry and Access-A-Bus (for registered users) services from September 1 to April 30. Because of the nature of the program and in order to make it feasible, it had to be a mandatory program for all full-time students (with a few minimal exceptions). While we recognize that some students may see limited benefit from the program but will still be required to pay the UPass fee, it was felt that overall this is an excellent program for the majority of students.

For bus routes and schedules, check out:

Halifax Metro Transit’s Website (including links to Schedules and Route Maps)

If you live outside of the metro area and have a vehicle, we encourage you to use the Park & Ride locations to take advantage of your UPass. For a listing of Park & Ride locations, click here:

Park and Ride

For more information about the UPass, check out:

Frequently Asked Questions About the UPass


OPT OUT OF U-PASS FOR WINTER TERM HERE? (will be available in early January)

The U-PASS program is being offered for the 2020/21 term but students will be permitted to opt out of the program if they are studying remotely or are on a co-op work term that results in them not coming to campus regularly for at least eight weeks of the term.

 Click here to opt out of the U-PASS for the winter term. (If you already opted out in the fall term, you do not need to opt out again.)