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Carpool permits are for two or more Seattle University Community members commuting to Seattle University. To be recognized as a carpool, the members MUST arrive on campus together inside one vehicle. Student carpools will receive one permit, and employee carpools will receive a permit for each member of the carpool group. When carpooling, the window cling must be displayed on the vehicle that you are arriving in. The permit is valid during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to midnight.

If any carpool member needs to leave during the day without their carpool members but intends on returning that same day for their carpool, they may obtain a carpool re-entry pass from the Information Booth at their parking location or from the Public Safety office. This should be shown to the Booth Attendant at their parking location.

For the times that carpool members are unable to drive together, Seattle University offers a courtesy Single Occupancy Vehicle Pass (SOV Pass) to all drivers in the carpool that have registered their vehicle with the Public Safety Office. SOV Passes are issued with an allotment of blank dates that are to be used during the time the permit is valid. These dates represent the total amount of visits to campus a carpool member can make alone (approximately one day per week during the semester/quarter). When arriving to campus alone each blank date will be replaced with the date of your arrival. The current date MUST be written in INK and verified by a Booth Attendant and may NOT be modified. The absence of a Booth Attendant does not relieve the driver of their responsibility to have a valid pass displayed.

Carpool Pricing

Pass NameDesignatorValid HoursMonthly PriceQuarter PriceSemester Price
Faculty/Staff Carpool  C - Permit for Faculty & Staff  6:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight $55.00 N/A N/A
Student Carpool  C - Permit for Students 6:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight N/A $145.00 $194.00

Carpool Permitting Process

To apply for a carpool permit you and your carpool members must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in classes or a full time employee
  • Arrive to campus together in a registered carpool vehicle
  • Live more than one mile away from campus and within a logical commute path of others (carpool should not pass by campus to pick up members)
  • Not currently registered for a transit pass through Seattle University Public Safety
  • No outstanding campus parking violations

If you and your carpool partner(s) meet the stated criteria, please fill out the Carpool Application form. The class schedules of any participating students MUST be attached to the form. You may submit the form via email to or in person at our office in USVC 102. You will receive a confirmation email once we have approved or denied your application. Once approved, the carpool leader can create an account and purchase the permit online at The Permit Store. After you complete your order, you will receive an e-mail informing you that you can pick up your permit and SOV passes at the public safety office.

Important Dates

Last day to submit Carpool Applications for Fall Semester is September 9, 2016

Last day to submit Carpool Applications for Fall Quarter is October 14, 2016