CTA Ventra U-Pass

About your CTA Ventra U-Pass

This Fall, the CTA and U-Pass will transition to Ventra, the easy new way to pay for trains and buses on the CTA. Below, you’ll find some general information to help you become familiar with your new CTA Ventra U-Pass.

  • Your CTA Ventra U-Pass provides unlimited rides on the CTA during your enrollment as a fulltime student.
  • Your card is a contactless card—tap it to the Ventra reader to pay your fare. (Don't insert it into fare equipment—you'll lose it and need to pay a replacement fee for your lost card.)
  • You will no longer need to obtain a new CTA Ventra U-Pass every quarter.
  • As long as you’re enrolled full-time in school, your CTA Ventra U-Pass privileges will be loaded onto your card automatically.
  • CTA Ventra U-PASS will be charged to your student account: $90 per quarter.

Before using your CTA Ventra U-PASS you need to activate your card.

To activate your CTA Ventra U-Pass you can call 1-877-NOW-VENTRA (1-877-669-83682)

Requirements to Pick Up Your CTA Ventra U-Pass

  • Only FULL-TIME students are eligible for a CTA Ventra U-Pass.
  • Full Time Status Definition:
    • Undergraduate: must have 12 or more credit hours.
    • Graduate: must have 8 or more credit hours.
  • Please have your RMU Student ID and Official School Schedule when picking up your CTA Ventra U-Pass.

CTA Ventra U-Pass Rules and Regulations

As you begin to use your CTA Ventra U-Pass, please be aware of the following rules for being a U-Pass cardholder.

  • Your CTA Ventra U-Pass is for your use only and cannot be transferred or sold. If this rule is violated, CTA reserves the right to confiscate the card and prohibit you from having a U-Pass for a full year, and/ or press criminal charges.
  • CTA reserves the right to require the student show a valid school identification card upon request.
  • Use of the CTA Ventra U-PASS is subject to applicable tariffs, terms, conditions, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures CTA may in its discretion adopt from time to time.
  • CTA Ventra U-PASS may NOT be shared.

CTA Ventra U-Pass Replacement

  • Handle your card carefully.
  • IF LOST, STOLEN or DAMAGED(due to abuse, misuse, etc.) - In order to receive a replacement card a $50 replacement fee and a valid RMU Student ID will be required.
  • Payments will be made in the RMU Bookstore (must be paid in cash or credit card) and the Receipt brought to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • A replacement Ventra U-Pass is shipped to the Office of Student Affairs, 401 South State Street, 7th floor. Call (312) 935-2020 within 5-7 business days and your original will be deactivated.
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Office of Student Affairs
7th Floor Student Center
(312) 932-2020

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.