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Camosun ID Cards & U-Pass

The student ID is your official Camosun ID card. You need this card for the bus (U-Pass), to borrow books, access facilities, get discounts, and more. Camosun employees needing an ID card may complete this form.


Changes coming to Camosun's U-Pass

BC Transit - Umo

BC Transit is launching a new electronic fare system. Starting September 5, students will have the option of using the new electronic fare system, Umo, instead of their Camosun ID Card to access bus services. All students will need to transition to Umo for January 2024.

How does this work? Easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Download the Umo Mobility app from Apple App or Google Play Stores or Pick up a reloadable Umo card from a BC Transit vendor.
  2. Obtain a Benefit Code from myCamosun+
    1. Select Manage your U-Pass
    2. Select Get Benefit Code
  3. Use your Benefit Code in Umo.

Visit for more information and to get started or call 877-380-8181 toll-free for support.

Need help accessing your Benefit Code?

New students: Get your student ID card

Complete this form to request your new student ID.

Pick-up your ID the next day during opening hours at the library you selected on the form. Please bring with you one piece of government-issued ID. 

  • you can request your student ID 10 days before the first day of class
  • you must be registered (not waitlisted) in at least 1 credit course
  • the digital photo you submit must meet requirements listed on the form
  • most new ID cards include the bus pass (U-Pass), check your program for eligibility
  • keep your ID card for 1 year and update the U-Pass every semester
  • replacements are $15

Your U-Pass (if eligible) will be ready to use with your new student ID card. Swipe your card when boarding the bus. Use your same card for at least 1 year and update the U-Pass on that card every semester.

Learn more about Victoria BC Transit.

General questions email

Returning students: Update your U-Pass

Returning students with a student ID card need to update their U-Pass for the new semester.

Go to either library in-person during open hours. Bring your current student ID and we will ask you to swipe your card through a device to update the U-Pass.

*If you no longer have your current student ID card and need a replacement, complete this form.

  • U-Pass renewals start 10 days before the first day of class
  • you must be registered (not waitlisted) in at least 1 credit course to be eligible
  • your U-Pass expires on the last day of the last month of your semester except in the fall semester where they expire January 12 of the new year
  • your U-Pass must be renewed every semester, using the same student ID card
  • replacements are $15

Non-enrolled U-Pass

Students who were enrolled in the summer 2023 semester can opt into the U-Pass for the fall until January 12, 2024. The cost is $94.

Non-enrolled U-Passes are available for purchase at either library during open hours. Bring your current student ID card. If you need a replacement card, complete this form.

We recognize that the process for obtaining a U-Pass on campus may present barriers to some students. If that is the case for you, please contact

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.

Students must be registered, not waitlisted, in 1 academic course which includes upgrading courses to be eligible for the student ID and U-Pass. Students can start requesting ID cards and update U-Passes 10 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.

Replacement cards

You must keep your card for one year. Report lost or stolen cards. A $15 replacement fee may be charged for lost or damaged cards. If you no longer have your current student ID card and need a replacement, complete this form.

Report fraudulent use of a card to library staff or Campus Security.

U-Pass opt-out criteria

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 for more information.

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


If you have trouble logging into the system, connect with Information Technology Services by email, phone, or online chat.

General questions email

Camosun student ID card