Carpools and Vanpools 

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

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.