Carpool permits are for two or more Seattle University Community members commuting to and from Seattle University. To be recognized as a carpool, the members MUST arrive on campus together inside one vehicle. Student carpools as well as employee carpools will receive one permit for each carpool group. When carpooling, the rear view mirror hangtag 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.

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 date boxes 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 (one day per week during the semester/quarter). When arriving to campus alone it is the responsibility of the driver to write-in the date of your arrival in an blank date box. The current date MUST be written in INK and may NOT be modified, corrected, or otherwise altered in any way. The absence of a Booth Attendant does not relieve the driver of their responsibility to have a valid pass displayed. Use of the SOV permit is not valid for the Pigott Visitor Lot (12th and Marion) before 3pm Monday-Friday. Failure to follow the University parking rules and regulations may result in revocation of parking privileges.

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

NOTICE: Carpool Application Forms will be back soon.

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) and making a direct commute to campus
  • Not currently registered for a transit pass, transit pass subsidy, or term length parking permit from Seattle University Public Safety
  • Matching schedules - carpool group must travel all trips to and from campus together.  Each member of the carpool group may only travel to/from campus as a Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) one day each week.  Class/work schedules provided to show carpool group will meet this requirement
  • 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. The Carpool Application form is available at the Public Safety office and requires signatures by all carpool members.  You may submit the fully completed 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.

Public Safety & Transportation
901 12th Avenue
USVC 102

Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992

Summer University Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


8:30am - 3pm