Loyola University Chicago

CTA U-Pass


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. 

All 2017-2018 semester passes have deactivated. We are currently activating summer U-Pass entitlements for those students that are eligible for the summer U-Pass. ONLY undergraduate students taking 6 credits of eligible coursework, Quinlan Graduate School of Business students (also 6 credits), and Arrupe College students are eligible for the summer U-Pass at Loyola University Chicago. 

2019 Summer U-Pass activation/deactivation dates

Undergraduate Summer May 21, 2018 August 10, 2018
Quinlan Graduate School of Business Summer May 13, 2018 July 31, 2018
Arrupe College Summer May 24, 2018 July 30, 2018

2018-2019 Fall and Spring U-Pass activation dates*

ProgramTermRegistration/ New Student  Deadline#Activation Date*#Deactivation Date*
Undergrad Fall 2018 TBD 8/25/2018 12/15/2018
Undergrad Spring 2019 TBD 1/23/2019 5/5/2019
Grad Fall 2018 TBD 8/25/2018 12/15/2018
Grad Spring 2019 TBD 1/23/2019 5/5/2019
Law Fall 2018 TBD 8/16/2018 12/14/2018
Law Spring 2019 TBD 1/7/2019 5/11/2019
Arrupe Fall 2018 TBD 8/22/2018 12/17/2018
Arrupe Spring 2019 TBD 1/10/2019 5/6/2019
Quinlan Grad Business Program Fall 2018 TBD 8/24/2018 11/6/2018
Quinlan Grad Business Program

Winter 1 2018-2019

TBD 11/7/2018 12/16/2018
Quinlan Grad Business Program

Winter 2 2019

TBD 1/14/2019 2/19/2019
Quinlan Grad Business Program

Spring 2019

TBD 2/20/2019 5/12/2019

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

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

Registration Deadline is the last day for new and existing students have to qualify for U-Pass in LOCUS  and have their U-Pass turned on by the  activation date. The U-Pass team will make every effort to activate the U-Pass benefit for qualifying students after this date but cannot guarantee activation.  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. Late registering students are encouraged to visit U-Pass distribution to get their existing U-Pass activated. 

New Students only, The first week of classes, the U-Pass team will distribute new passes to students. Though we make every effort to have a permanent U-Pass available at distribution, CTA representatives are on site to make passes for students that qualify but there was insufficient time to produce a pre-printed pass. U-Pass Administration will attempt to notify all students of their status (pre-print or no pre-print) prior to distribution times. It is recommended all new students visit U-Pass distribution, times and dates are listed here