Bearly Drivers Carpool

Eligible full-time Danforth faculty and staff may share the cost of a parking permit while carpooling.

This cost-saving permit allows 2-4 full-time, benefits-eligible employees  who carpool to and from campus to share a permit. The permit allows you to park in convenient, designated spaces within your zone and includes free enrollment in the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

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Parking Locations

Carpools can request one of the following locations. These will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Bearly Drivers spaces are marked and conveniently located. View map of parking zones.

  • East End Garage – Level 1
  • Lot 40 – east of Mallinckrodt in front of the Goldfarb Plant Growth Facility greenhouse
  • Snow Way Garage – Level 3
  • Millbrook Garage – west end ramp, between Level 3 and 4
  • Lot 58 – church lot
  • North Campus – south lot
  • West Campus Garage
  • Zone 2 – northwest corner of the DUC Garage
2021-2022 Bearly Drivers Carpool Prices
  • 2-person carpool: $270 per person 
    $22.50/month payroll deducted
  • 3-person carpool: $180 per person 
    $15.00/month payroll deducted
  • 4-person carpool: $100 per person 
    $8.33/month payroll deducted
Carpool Policies

Fill out an application every year you want to participate in the carpool program. Be sure to register each vehicle your carpool plans to park on campus.

Each carpool member with a registered vehicle will receive one validation ticket per month. These can be used in visitor spaces in the DUC, Snow Way, Millbrook and East End Garages. Please note: These are non-transferrable and we cannot replace them if lost or stolen.

Once you are enrolled, one permit will be assigned to your carpool. The cost will be split and deducted from each member’s payroll throughout the permit year. If you need to cancel your Bearly Drivers permit, please do so before the first Friday of the month in which you’re canceling.

Please notify us within seven calendar days of any changes to the members, vehicles, license plate numbers, campus boxes or contact information for any member of your carpool. If a member decides to leave the carpool, we’ll need to issue a new permit. Be sure to follow all rules and regulations. Misuse of the program may result in a loss of privileges, fines or disciplinary actions.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

Permit holders will need to meet the following criteria:

  • be a permanent, full-time WashU Danforth Campus faculty/staff member
  • not work remotely
  • be paid directly by WashU
  • share similar daytime work schedule with fellow carpoolers
  • not hold any other WashU parking permit

If you would like a 2021-2022 Bearly Drivers permit, please submit a carpool application. Be sure to have the following information handy:

  1. Choose one member to be your carpool’s “captain”.
    This individual will complete the online application on behalf of their carpool and be the primary point of contact for P&T. They’ll also be responsible for distributing validation tickets to all carpool members. These will be sent to the captain’s campus box or home address.
  2. Choose your preferred parking location.
  3. Compile the following information for each member:
    • First and last name
    • Employee ID number (6-digit # found by logging into WorkDay and clicking on Personal Information and then clicking on About Me. The employee ID number will be under Job Details).
    • WashU email address
    • Home address
    • Daytime phone number
    • Vehicle information (It is not necessary for non-captain members to own a vehicle.):
      • License plate number
      • State issuing the license plate
      • Vehicle make/manufacturer (e.g., Acura, Chevrolet, Mazda, Honda, etc.)
      • Vehicle color
      • Department name
    • Supervisor/department head’s first and last name and email address
Important Notes
  • By submitting an application, all members are authorizing Washington University Parking and Transportation to payroll deduct the cost associated with a Bearly Drivers permit.
  • Permits will not be issued until outstanding citations have paid in full by all members of a carpool. Please view/pay citations on the Employees Citations.
  • In an effort to mitigate in-person contact, the Bearly Drivers permit will be mailed to the home address of the designated captain.
  • Parking and Transportation Services has moved to “open park” operations. Open park operations are in effect through Aug. 15, 2021. During this time, parking will be complimentary in visitor and yellow designated parking spaces. Normal operations will resume August 16, 2021.

Apply for your Bearly Drivers Permit