Carpool/Vanpool

Carpool Program and Eligibility:

Carpoolers receive a $100 deposit each quarter 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, contact TPS to trade in your current permit and enroll in the carpool program or click here to apply online.

To be eligible for the program, carpoolers must be full time, benefits eligible employees and must participate in a carpool for a minimum of three months to receive quarterly 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 request to pick-up three scratch-off permits per month to drive alone and park in Lots 20 or 21.

Carpool 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.

Vanpool Program and Eligibility:

Do you have at least four 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 $50 deposit each quarter in your paycheck. If you are ready to join or create a vanpool, contact TPS.

To be eligible for the program, vanpoolers must be full time, benefits eligible employees. Vanpoolers must participate in the vanpool a minimum of three months to receive quarterly incentives. Vanpool participants are not eligible for an annual parking permit. Instead, vanpoolers will share a single vanpool permit and receive three scratch-off permits per month 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.

Current vanpools:

  • Vanpool 1: Morrisville, PA - Main Campus 
  • Vanpool 2: New Egypt, NJ - Main Campus
  • Vanpool 3: Cream Ridge, NJ – Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) 
  • Vanpool 4: Levittown, PA – MacMillan Building 
  • Vanpool 5: Levittown, PA – Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) 
  • Vanpool 6: Bordentown, NJ – MacMillan Building 
  • Vanpool 7: Ewing, NJ – Main Campus
  • Vanpool 8: Deptford, NJ – Main Campus    

Current Carpool/Vanpool Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Lot 10, Lot 13, Lot 15, Lot 20, Lot 25, Lot 26, Lot 40, West Garage, and North Garage.