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Commute by Carpool

The UCI campus offers attractive carpool incentive programs for employees and graduate student. To purchase an employee carpool permit and split the cost of parking on the UCI campus, all members of the carpool will need to email Transportation and Distribution Services at permits@uci.edu. Each carpool will be issued one permit.

Employee Carpool Program

Anyone can team up and split the cost of a parking permit, but to receive additional incentives to carpool, carpools must qualify for the Employee Carpool Program. To qualify, the carpool must consist of two or more UC Irvine campus employees who:

  • Live outside of the UC Irvine Boundary
  • Are employed by the campus with active employment appointments
  • Travel together the majority of their commute trips to the UC Irvine campus proper (Main UCI Campus and North Campus. University Research Park and University Tower are not considered part of the campus proper).
  • Travel from the same direction to the campus.
  • The shortest commute must be at least 50% of the longest commute.
For more information about commuting incentives, such as complimentary occasional parking permits, visit the Sustainable Transportation Incentives page.


Park 4 Free

Get 4 or more employees together in a carpool and park for free! Please email rideshare@uci.edu for pre-approval. Eligible carpools must meet the requirements of the Employee Carpool Program.

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Employee Drop-Off

If you are an employee with an active appointment and are regularly dropped off at the UCI campus by a non-employee, you may still qualify for occasional complimentary parking permits. Call (949) 824-RIDE (7433) for more details.


UCI Transportation and Distribution Services
200 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4525
Phone: (949) 824-7275      Fax: (949) 824-2387
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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