Student Commuter Benefits

Do you get to campus using alternative transportation? 
NCSU Transportation offers commuter parking benefits to students!

  • Walk or Bike to Campus
  • Transit or Carpool
  • Reduce Wear and Tear on Your Personal Vehicle
  • Save Money
  • Reduce your Carbon Footprint

The Fine Print

You May Apply For Only (1) Of The Following Programs

Student Carpool Program

Fall 2021 carpool applications will be open between July 15, 2021, and August 6, 2021.
All carpool payments are due before August 13, 2021, 5 p.m.
  • Must be a full-time, actively enrolled NC State undergraduate or graduate student who does not possess an active NC State parking permit.
  • A minimum of two (2) commuter students must make up a Student Carpool. Each carpool participant must have a vehicle registered in their name or in the name of a family member or spouse.
  • Permits are sold on a semester basis (Fall and Spring). Students must reapply for the Spring semester. Communication will be sent via your @ncsu.edu email address in early November of the fall semester. Failure to reapply in the designated timeframe will result in the forfeiture of your carpool permit.
  • Students must live at least a quarter-mile from the nearest Wolfline bus stop. See the map link below.
  • The permit allows parking in these specific parking decks: Coliseum Deck (CD), Dan Allen Deck (DD), West Deck (W), Partners Way Deck (CC), MRC Deck (CC), Toxicology Deck (CC) and CBC- Vet School (CB) as well as Fringe Lots (F) and Varsity Lot (V). There are no designated carpool parking spaces in these facilities.
  • Each carpool member is allotted 6 daily (virtual) permits per semester per rider to use during times when schedules conflict.
  • Virtual permits are only valid for the Varsity Lot.
  • Daily permits are not to be sold, traded, gifted or otherwise offered to an unauthorized user.
  • Each student carpool will need a primary and secondary permit holder. The primary holder is Transportation’s point of contact and is the student responsible for ANY fines or citations issued.

Allow up to (2) weeks to process applications. Please email  ncsu-transportation@ncsu.edu with any questions.

Student Transit/Walk/Bike Commuter Program

  • Must be a full-time, actively enrolled NC State undergraduate or graduate student who does not possess an active NC State parking permit.
  • Each registered participant is issued 6 daily (virtual) permits per semester.
  • Virtual permits are only valid for the Varsity Lot.
  • Daily permits are not to be sold, traded, gifted or otherwise offered to an unauthorized user.