Loyola University Chicago

CTA U-Pass

U-Pass distribution

Loyola University Chicago conducts 2 major U-Pass Distributions each semester for undergraduate, graduate, Arrupe, and Law School programs. We host 4 separate distribution sessions for the Quinlan Graduate School of Business Programs (quarter system). Distribution sessions are held in conjunction with the start of each term/semester and the activation of existing passes. Distributions serve as a great way for existing cardholders to troubleshoot U-Pass issues at the start of each semester/term, new students to order passes, and for students to check eligibility. We recommend that each student attend a U-Pass Distribution session to expedite any issues that they may have with their pass at the start of each term/semester. 

Upcoming U-Pass Distribution and Activations*

*U-Pass Distribution for the Fall 2018 term will occur from August 25th-August 31st . Please check exact dates and times here.

After the distribution dates, please visit The Terry Student Center Information Desk or the Damen Student Center Information Desk BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 4TH for ongoing U-Pass pick-up.

If your Pass is not active or not working properly, please see U-Pass Troubleshooting

If you continue to have issues, please visit U-Pass distribution  . After distribution, please contact U-Pass

Existing Cardholders

Your existing Ventra U-Pass is good for five (5) years. If you were issued a Ventra U-Pass in a previous term; you will not be issued a new pass for the new term.

Your U-Pass will activate with the start of classes. Students who register late, generally within 5 days of the start of the term, may have a delay of 3-4 business days before the U-Pass activation. See activation dates for more information.  

You can verify activation by visiting U-Pass Troubleshooting. You can also visit distribution at the beginning for the term (see above for dates and times). For continuing issues, you can also contact U-Pass. Please include your name and student ID number (Ventra Card Number if Applicable) so that your concerns can be better addressed.