How to Create a Carpool at Oregon State University

  • Two or more people are needed to form a carpool.
  • Ask around to find two or more friends or coworkers to ride with you.
  • You can look for other potential carpoolers using Get There, a new statewide carpool matching site. Register and join the OSU-Corvallis Network to find other Beavers to share your commute.

Carpool Parking Rates

The cost of a carpool permit is evenly divided between the number of carpool members. Carpool permits can be split between up to five members. The more members in your carpool, the less each member has to pay! Carpool permits are not eligible for Payroll Deduction.

Commuter Zones Regular Permit Price 2 Carpool Members 3 Carpool Members
A $522 $261 per person $174 per person
B $351 $175.50 per person $117 per person
C $108 $54 per person $36 per person

Recruit more riders, pay less!

Carpool permits follow the Zonal Parking system, which has a park down feature. For example, if you have an A1 carpool permit, you can park anywhere in an A1 zone as well as B or C zones. 

Carpool Space Map Carpool Space Map

Carpool permits provide access to carpool-only parking spaces within the zone. See the map below to find carpool spaces across campus.

2018-19 OSU Parking Map

Vanpools

Several vanpools serve the OSU-Corvallis campus from the Eugene/Springfield area. Visit Valley Vanpool to find a vanpool that's right for you and contact the driver directly to join.

Vanpools parking on the Corvallis campus may purchase an annual carpool permit in any zone. 

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 for B/C zones and $7 for A zones). The Infrequent Driver Daily permits can be purchased online and printed at home.