Commuting Resources


UMBC students who are interested in carpooling to and from campus with other students can visit our new carpool website at www.zimride.com/umbc. Students can post carpool ride wants or offers on the site, as well as create their own profile.

Before you sign up on the web, here are some questions to think about:

  • How often would you like to carpool?
  • Who wants to drive and how often?
  • What will be the meet up/pickup time and place for both ends of the commute?

Carpoolers should also consider "carpooling etiquette" related to smoking, radio volume, being late, etc.

If it looks like everyone wants to give carpooling a try, the next steps are to choose a start date and verify each others' driver's license, red UMBC ID, car insurance, and vehicle.

One of the benefits of carpooling at UMBC is that you are eligible for a prime parking spot. Students who wish to carpool together can park in Lot 4 at the designated “Casual Carpool” parking spots prior to 10:30am. All students who are carpooling together must display 2 or more valid commuter “A” parking tags on the dashboard of the vehicle. For more information about carpool permits and parking, visit the Parking Services website at www.umbc.edu/parking or call 410-455-2551.

Carpool Lot Location Map