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Benefits for carpool/rideshare parkers

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Employees who carpool or rideshare may qualify for reduced rate or free parking:

Type Terms Rate
Carpool 3 or more on-campus employees; only one authorized vehicle at any given time Free
Rideshare 2 on-campus employees; only one authorized vehicle at any given time $17.50 per person

How to register for Carpool or Rideshare parking

Car or vanpool:

  • Vanpool/Carpool lead must register or update by using the online parking registration form.
  • A carpool/vanpool placard will be issued and must be updated every three months.​

Rideshare:

  • Both parties must register or update by using the  online parking registration form - In the "comments" area include the intent to rideshare and name of rideshare participants.
  • If applicable, remove and return parking stickers to Parking Services at MS: 41025.
  • A rideshare placard will be issued and must be updated every three months.

Day Passes

If you are a commuter who needs to park on those occasional days when you don’t use an alternative to driving alone, you might be eligible for a day-pass. Instead of paying $16 at the parking meter, you can park in a garage or lot with a day pass for $2.80.

Who can purchase a day pass?
Employees who have flex schedules or participate in commute trip reduction programs are eligible to purchase a $2.80 day pass.

Where can I get a day pass?
Day passes are available for purchase with cash, credit, debit or check in the Office of Parking Services, 1110 Capitol Way S – Room 210.

Where can I park with a day pass?
You can park in the lot or garage that is designated for your building or in the Plaza Garage.

How many day passes can I purchase?
As many as you need for the month. Day passes are non-refundable.

Questions?
Contact the staff at the Office of Parking Services, (360) 725-0030.

Waiting Lists

If a carpool rider has been a carpooler for the amount of time it would take to wait on a waiting list for individual parking, they can park in that specific garage when they reach the top of the waiting list.