Carpool Information and Permits

A variety of carpool permits are available based on eligibility. Join the hundreds of others who have already discovered the convenience and savings of carpooling to campus. Whether you are a UCSC student, faculty or staff, carpooling can equal less expensive commuting and lower parking fees!

How To Find a Carpool Partner
Sign up for UCSC's Zimride system using your campus email address to find other UCSC staff, students and faculty making the same commute you are. Post your commute and Zimride will match you up using their search algorithm based on your schedule, flexibility and location. Add your commute today.

R Remote Carpool Permits
R Carpool permits for parking in the campus remote lots can be purchased by up to four people that routinely ride together. A limited number of R Carpool permits are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Eligibility for an R Carpool permit requires two to four students, faculty and staff living off-campus, who each have vehicles registered to them. R Carpool permits are valid in all remote lots. The permit cost is split by members. All members of the carpool must complete a separate application. Only one permit is issued. R Carpool permits are available on a quarterly or academic year basis. Students have the option of charging their share of the cost of an R Carpool permit to their student billing account. Faculty and staff that participate in the R Carpool program and are eligible for payroll deduction may purchase their share of the cost of the permit through payroll deduction. When faculty or staff carpool with a graduate or undergraduate student only a Quarterly R Carpool permit may be purchased and payroll deduction is not available.

B Carpool Permits
B Carpool permits for close-in parking can be purchased by up to four people that routinely ride together. Eligibility for a B Carpool permit requires two to four students living off-campus, one of which must be a graduate student, who each have vehicles registered to them or an immediate family member. The cost of the carpool permit is split between the members. All members of the carpool must complete a separate application. Only one permit is issued. B Carpool permits are available on an Annual, Academic Year or Quarterly basis. Eligible B Carpool permit holders may purchase one Daily-A-Packet of 50 Daily A permits per year.

A Carpool Permits
A Carpool permits for close-in parking can be purchased by up to four people that routinely ride together, one of which must be a faculty or staff person. All members must live off-campus in non-University housing; each member must have a vehicle registered to them. A Carpool permits are valid in all A lots and remote lots. The permit cost is split by members. All members of the carpool must complete a separate application. Only one permit is issued. Annual A Carpool permits must be purchased by payroll deduction when all carpool members are eligible for payroll deduction. Employees not eligible for payroll deduction may purchase a Quarterly A Carpool permit. When faculty or staff carpool with a graduate or undergraduate student only a Quarterly A Carpool permit may be purchased. A Carpool permit holders (eligible Faculty and Staff only) may purchase one Daily-A-Packet per year. Graduate students may purchase one reduced price Daily-A-Packet when carpooling with faculty or staff. Undergraduate students in carpools with graduate students or faculty and staff are not eligible for this option and their vehicle license plates will not be listed on any scratch-off permit (Daily-A-Packet permit).

Each person in a carpool must complete a separate parking permit application.