Carpool/Vanpool

"I was surprised at how flexible the program was and how it changed my worked life balance... I appreciate having less wear and tear on my vehicle plus fewer cars coming to campus benefits the environment."

DAVE HOPKINS | VIDEO PRODUCTION SUPPORT, OIT

Looking for a carpool partner? Check out Princeton University's exclusive carpool matching platform - Zimride.

University carpools consist of at least two University employees or a university employee and a Princeton affiliate. Registered carpoolers receive a $200 deposit each semester in their paychecks and are eligible for priority parking on campus. If you and a colleague(s) at Princeton would like to set up your own carpool, click here to apply online.

To be eligible for the incentive, carpoolers must be full time, benefits-eligible employees and must participate in a carpool for a minimum of six months to receive semesterly incentives. Carpoolers will share a single carpool permit and may park in any number of marked “Carpool/Vanpool” spaces on campus (see list of locations below) or in their originally assigned lots with that carpool permit. Each participant may pick-up packs of 12 daily permits every 4 months to drive alone and park in Lots 20 or 21.

Do you have at least three other colleagues that wish to share a commute? If so, the University will provide your group with a FREE Enterprise van as well as a $100 deposit each semester in your paycheck. If you are ready to join or create a vanpool, contact Transportation and Parking Services.

To be eligible for the program, vanpoolers must be full time, benefits-eligible employees. Vanpool participants are not eligible for an annual parking permit. Instead, vanpoolers will share a single vanpool permit and each participant may pick-up packs of 12 daily permits every 4 months to drive alone and park in Lots 20 or 21. 

Click here to view Princeton University's Vanpool Policy in PDF format. To be a vanpool driver you must meet the criteria listed here.

Interested in vanpooling? Check out the list of Princeton University vanpools to see if there is one that is going your way!
 

Main Campus

PPPL Campus

701 Carnegie/100 Overlook

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Carpool and Vanpool participants are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. In cases of personal or family illness or emergency OR if you must work unscheduled overtime, contact Transportation & Parking Services at 609-258-3157 and we will arrange your ride home (Limit 4 per year per participant).

CVP permit holders may park in either their originally assigned lot(s) or specialty-marked spaces in select lots. Current Carpool/Vanpool spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis:

  • Lots 2, 4, 5, 10, 13, 15, 20, 25, 26
  • West and North Garages (requires prior garage access)