Carpooling is a flexible, cost-saving commute option. You can carpool all the time or occasionally as a supplement to the way you regularly commute.

Permit type Rate
Carpool permitsU-PASS available for up to 3 members of the carpool
$525.00 quarterly, $2100.00 yearly

Faculty and staff who commit to carpooling at least three days a week can obtain a quarterly or annual carpool permit. Students may participate in an organized carpool provided at least one member of the carpool group is an active faculty or staff member. The cost is split equally among participants. Included in the price is a free U-PASS for up to three faculty or staff members of the carpool.

Carpool permits are assigned to a specific lot and are usable seven days a week. They must be purchased in person at the Transportation Services office. A valid vehicle registration is required.

Permit type Rate
Impromptu carpoolIntended for U-PASS holders who occasionally carpool. The daily cost is $8.00 for a vehicle of 2 or more people. All participants in the carpool must have a valid U-PASS.
$8.00 daily

Do you prefer to take things day by day?

Daily, or “impromptu” carpooling is a flexible way to manage your commute. The U-PASS Daily Carpool Parking Permit makes it easy for UW faculty, staff and students to share a lift to campus on a daily basis and get all the benefits of carpooling. Purchase a daily carpool parking permit at any gatehouse on the UW Seattle campus.

Carpool Club

Carpool Club is a great resource and option for PPUP permit holders who are interested in carpooling. By visiting the Transportation Services office as a group and signing our Carpool Club pledge, your carpool group is able to register for the Carpool Club at no extra cost. Joining the Carpool Club makes you eligible for prime parking spots in the Portage Bay Garage and E12 lot.

We ask that you contact our Commute Options team by emailing us at to set up a visit to sign the Carpool Club pledge and to receive your Carpool Club hangtag. Carpool Club members do not require another permit and receive a hangtag to display in the carpool vehicle.

Interested, but not sure where to start?

Look for colleagues to share a ride by printing a “riders wanted” sign and post it in your office break room.