Important Information about U-Passes
U-Pass updates are available in person at either library during open hours. Bring your current student ID card. Note: Only fill out the form below if you need a new or replacement card.
Students who were enrolled in the winter semester can opt into the U-Pass for May 1-August 31 for $94. Purchase in person with debit or credit at the library during open hours. Bring your current student ID card. Note: Only fill out the form below if you need a new or replacement card.
Your Camosun ID card
Students must be registered (not waitlisted) in at least 1 credit course to be eligible for the student ID and U-Pass. Students can start requesting ID cards and update U-Passes 14 days before their first day of class.
U-Passes expire on the last day of the last month of your semester. Valid U-passes in the fall semester expire January 12 of the new year. U-Passes must be validated each term.
New and replacement student ID and U-Pass
Complete the online form and submit your photo.
Step 1 - Review these photo requirements
- Photo must contain a clear view of your entire face, head and shoulders
- Face should be centred, with head and shoulders forward
- Eyes must be open and glasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible
- No filters, props or funny faces
- Colour photos only
- Background must be a blank wall of a solid light colour with no visible objects or people
HHS students doing VIHA practicums must submit photos with a plain background. No hats, scarfs, or sunglasses; exceptions are religious headware.
Photos that do not adhere to these requirements will be rejected, and you will be asked to re-submit with a new photo.
Step 2 - Take your photo
- Take several photos and choose the best one
- Be appropriate and serious, it’s ok to smile
- Check that the photo is not blurry, too dark, too light and no shadows or glare
- Edit to crop only, do not use filters
- Save your photo in jpeg format, 10 MB maximum
Step 3 - Submit your photo online and choose a pick-up location
- Complete and submit the online form
- Pick up your card at the library you selected on the next business day
- Bring government issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, BC ID, Status Card, etc.) to pick up your card
Returning Students - U-Pass Update
All students are automatically assessed the U-Pass fee. Under specific circumstances a student may be eligible to opt-out of the U-Pass. The Student Society manages opt-out requests. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Starting April 19th, students who were enrolled in the winter semester can opt into the U-Pass for May 1-August 31. The cost is $94 for four (4) months.
Be prepared to pay for your non-enrolled U-Pass by credit or debit, we cannot accept cash.
We recognize that the process for requesting and paying for a U-Pass may present barriers to some students. If that is the case for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Your Identification cards
Your Camosun ID card is your college ID, library card, and your BC Transit bus pass (U-Pass), if eligible.
This card remains the property of Camosun College. The card is non-transferable and can only be used by the person named and pictured on the card.
Your BC Transit bus pass—the U-Pass—must be validated each term.
You must keep your card for one year. Report lost or stolen cards. A $15 fee may be charged for lost or damaged cards.
Report fraudulent use of a card to library staff or College Safety.
Privacy and personal information
The following personal information is collected from the college’s Colleague system in order to make the card: legal name; date of birth, affiliation with the college, “C” number and where appropriate, U-Pass expiry date.
Personal information collected and used is for the purpose of producing the official personal identification (ID) card for Camosun College. Information on the ID card will be used to verify your identity and for the purpose of administering college services, programs, and activities.
Individuals who obtain a Camosun College ID acknowledge the above and consent to the collection of personal information, including a digital image.
Your personal information is collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and college policy. Outside parties are not granted access to personal or account information except where express consent is granted or as authorized by law.
Questions regarding the collection and use of your personal information for college ID should be directed to the Director of Learning Services.