Advantages to Carpooling

  • Reduced price on parking permit, 35% off
  • Get access to priority carpool parking spaces
  • Reduce CO2 emissions Green Option
  • Make new friends

How to Create a Carpool at Oregon State University

  • Three or more people are needed to form a carpool
  • Ask around to find two or more friends or coworkers to ride with you
  • Look for ride share opportunities on Drive less. Connect.
  • Join a Vanpool. Valley Vanpool offers many routes throughout the Willamette Valley.

Calculate Your Carpool Parking Savings 

Commuter Zones

Regular Permit Price

-35% Carpool Discount

÷3 Carpool Members













Recruit more riders, pay less!

 If you have a carpool permit, it is only valid in the zone specified on the permit.

Carpool Space Map Carpool Space Map

Carpool Space Map

Vanpool Parking

Vanpools may purchase an annual carpool permit in any zone at a discount of 35%. 


Alternatively, if the van is not parking on campus often, a vanpool member who works at OSU and does not have an individual annual parking permit may purchase daily permits at a reduced rate ($5.00 for B/C zones and $7.00 for A zones). The daily permits can be purchased online and printed at home.