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Faculty, staff, and students who live off campus can participate in the carpool program. Undergraduates and Extension students must join during the first 6 weeks of the quarter.

Waze Carpool Promotion - through Sept. 18

UC San Diego partnered with iCommute to offer new carpoolers 10 free rides for trying the Waze Carpool app to find carpool matches to or from work. See promotion details and watch the recorded webinar.

To participate in the Waze Carpool Incentive Pilot Program:

  1. Review and sign the participation agreement.
  2. Email the agreement to with the subject: UC San Diego Carpool Incentive Program.
  3. iCommute will email you a promotion code for 10 free rides on the Waze Carpool app.


  • Save time: Carpools use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes.
  • Save money: Share the cost of an annual permit, gas, and vehicle maintenance.
  • Park in reserved carpool spaces: Receive a reserved carpool space access* sticker when you have 3 or more registered carpool members. *Carpool space access requires carpooling of 3 or more carpool members on the day of use.
  • Park free when necessary: Riders may receive a complimentary 10-Day permit each quarter.
  • Emergency rides home: Register in advance for Guaranteed Ride Home, a SANDAG program that provides rides in case of illness, unscheduled overtime, or family emergencies. Registered users, dial 511 when you need a ride.
  • Drive shared vehicles: Pay no Zipcar application fee and receive rental credits (when you meet UC San Diego eligibility requirements).

How to Form a Carpool

  1. Find other UC San Diego faculty or staff looking to carpool, on your own or using UC San Diego’s Zimride Ridesharing Network. Each carpool:
    • Consists of 2‒4 eligible members committed to carpooling daily; proof of appropriately sized vehicle(s) required for larger groups
    • Must purchase and share a single valid multiyear, annual, or student quarterly parking permit
    • Has a primary driver, but members can share driving responsibilities
    • Can park in reserved carpool spaces, with valid sticker on the primary permit, if it has 3 or more registered members riding to/from campus together on that day (see carpool parking map)
  2. Register your carpool at the campus or Hillcrest parking office to receive incentives; registration is free.
    • The faculty or staff permit owner registers as the primary driver, who then submits an approved list of carpool members.
    • The student permit owner registers as the primary driver and all carpool members must come to the office together with the primary driver to register the carpool.
    • At least three members must register as regular carpool riders to receive a reserved carpool space access sticker.
  3. Members receive quarterly incentive parking permits.


Contact Commute Solutions.