Carpool Permits

Split the cost and save on parking by signing up for a PSU Carpool permit. Carpooling is an environmentally friendly way for PSU faculty, staff, and students to commute to campus and share the price. Carpooling can also save you time with priority parking locations around campus that are exclusively for folks that choose to carpool. When splitting the permit cost with another faculty/staff member, each person only pays $69/month, which is $81 less per month than a General parking permit.

Check out our employee and student permit parking pages for more information about carpool pricing and availability for PSU students and employees.

All carpool participants must fill out the remote Carpool Request Form below. Each participant may register a vehicle, but only one physical permit will be issued.

Purchasing a Permit 

If you would like to utilize carpool parking, please complete the remote request form below and your purchase request will be processed within 1-2 business days.

All carpool members must submit a response and incomplete replies will delay the renewal of your permit. Be advised that your permit will be mailed to the primary permit holder's address provided in the form response once your request is processed. We will also send a confirmation email and place a 14-day field note on the primary vehicle so customers may park without displaying a permit until the physical permit arrives in the mail.

Carpool Permit Regulations and Requirements

  • A carpool must include between 2-4 participants, whose class schedules begin or end within 2 hours of one another.
  • Class schedules must permit you to carpool for a minimum of three days per week.
  • Carpoolers must be registered for 9 or more credits.
  • Carpoolers must live within the same zip code OR be located along a logical route to PSU's campus.
  • All carpool participants are restricted from purchasing other parking permits during the term.
  • Carpools may include both PSU students and staff/faculty.

NOTE: If using a carpool permit, it must be in one of the vehicles registered with PSU and linked to the permit. If more than one carpool vehicle is found on campus at the same time, you will be cited for misuse of a permit ($80) for each vehicle. Abuse of the carpool permit, whether intentional or accidental, is serious and expensive. It is extremely important for carpool participants to communicate with one another when coming to campus in separate vehicles with carpool permits to avoid being cited and make sure your permit is visible to Parking Enforcement.


Looking for a carpool buddy? TO PSU carpool matching is now available! TO PSU is a new way for PSU faculty, staff, and students to access alternative transportation methods to PSU campus while being rewarded for doing so. 

To download the TO PSU app, first navigate to the app store on your mobile device (iOS and Android) and search Luum. Download the app to your device and login, enter your PSU email address to begin the login process. You will then be directed to PSU's Single-Sign-On system, where you should enter your PSU credentials to be authenticated. Once logged in you can navigate to the carpool page, our system will automatically find a carpool match based on your address in the PSU system.