The University of Washington: Facilities Services

Impromptu Carpooling

Impromptu Carpooling

The Impromptu Carpool permit provides incentive to UW Faculty, Staff, and Students to commute to campus by means other than the single occupant vehicle. Impromptu Carpool permits cost $3.00 and are available to two or three valid UPASS holders under different criteria. Eligibility for this permit requires all participants to have a valid U-PASS AND a Husky Debit Card Account. One of the following is also required for impromptu carpool permit:

  • At least two (2) valid Faculty/Staff UPASS holders in the same vehicle
  • At least one (1)faculty/staff and two (2) students all UPASS holders in the same vehicle (Husky debiting unavailable)
  • At least one (1) Faculty/Staff and/or one (1)student all UPASS holders with a disability in the same vehicle
  • At least three (3) valid student UPASS holders in the same vehicle

Privileges include:

  • Specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Load/unload zones for the posted time limit

Self Service Impromptu Carpooling

Self service impromptu carpooling is available in the E1 parking lot for $2 per vehicle per day. Impromptu carpooling in E1 requires at least two (2) valid U-PASS holders in any combination of Faculty/Staff and/or Student in the same vehicle each with sufficient funds in a Husky Card Account. Find more information about parking in E1 HERE

Limitations for impromptu carpools include:

  • Nontransferable. Permit valid for original vehicle only.