Carpool Resources

SU has transitioned to a virtual parking permit enforcement system. The carpool program has changed due to the transition to virtual permits. More information will be coming as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

To apply for a Virtual Carpool Permit you and your carpool member(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • Full time employees and work schedules match 
  • 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
  • Carpool permits are for two or more Seattle University Community members commuting to and from Seattle University together. To be recognized as a carpool, the members MUST arrive on campus together inside one vehicle.

This virtual Carpool permit is valid from 6am-midnight until the permit expires on days the SU carpool drives to campus as a carpool group. The carpool leader who is purchasing this virtual permit is the primary driver for the carpool, and the carpool permit is only valid on the carpool leader's vehicle. The carpool leader will only use the carpool permit on their vehicle, and may only drive to campus alone one day each week. Carpool member(s) will purchase Carpool Supplemental Permits for use on their vehicle(s) when they drive to campus. 

A physical permit will not be issued, instead a virtual permit is created using the license plate(s) the Carpool Leader registered. Please ensure you have registered the vehicle(s) that you are driving to campus with accurate license plate information for the permit to be validated in the new virtual permit parking enforcement system.  

The Carpool Supplemental permit represents the total amount of visits to campus a carpool member can make alone or with the carpool leader riding in their vehicle (one day per week during the semester/quarter for the length of the carpool permit). When arriving to campus and using the Carpool Supplemental Permit, it is the responsibility of the carpool partner to purchase the permit in iParq to have a valid permit for the date of parking on campus.

Carpool Leaders may only park in the Pigott Visitor Lot before 3pm when 2 memebers are arrving to campus in the vehicle together.

Carpool Supplemental Permits are valid for the Pigott Visitor Lot (12th and Marion) before 3pm Monday-Friday only if 2 or more members are present in the vehicle. Failure to follow the University parking rules and regulations may result in revocation of parking privileges.

Carpool Pricing
Pass NameDesignatorValid HoursMonthly Price
Faculty/Staff Carpool  C - Permit for Faculty & Staff  6:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight $55.00

Carpool Permitting Process

Temporary permits are no longer issued. If the carpool leader and/or carpool members park on campus prior to submitting a carpool application, or prior to a carpool application being approved, a permit from one of the permit machines on campus must be purchased to have a valid permit for the day.  Permits purchased from the permit machines are NOT refunded if the carpool application is approved.

Permit Machines are located: Pigott Visitor Lot, Broadway Garage Level 1, Murphy Garage Level 1, and RedHawk Center Lot

NOTICE: Carpool Application Forms will be back soon.

If your carpool group meet the carpool criteria listed above:

  1. Fill out a carpool application with attached schedules and submit the completed application to Public Safety before the deadline.
  2. If approved, Carpool Leader will purchase carpool permit online.
  3. If approved, carpool member(s) will purchase Carpool Supplemental Permits online.

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 an email once advising of the decision of the application if it is approved or denied. Once approved, the carpool leader will purchase the permit online at The Permit Store, and carpool member(s) will purchase their carpool supplemental permit(s) online at The Permit Store.

Public Safety & Transportation
901 12th Avenue
CLMB 002
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-5992


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