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 for ongoing U-Pass pick-up and replacement ordering. 

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. 

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