Permitted Use of Car Pool Transportation

Student use of car pool transportation is permitted for:

  1. Students who need transportation for college-related reasons during the semester may reserve a car and driver to Des Moines, Cedar Rapids or Iowa City.
    Mileage and driver costs are billed at the regular college rates to the department sponsoring the event, SGA, or the student requesting the service, depending on the circumstances at the discretion of the department.

    Allowed reasons include:

    • College related appointments
    • Internships sponsored by Career Development
    • Community service sponsored by CRSSJ
    • GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc. sponsored by Career Development
    • Job interviews/graduate school interviews sponsored by Career Development
    • Medical appointments out of town arranged by Student Health and Counseling Services
    • Student organizations traveling to a College sponsored activity (i.e. conference, meets, tournaments, etc. Not for personal use).
  2. Students who need transportation due to a family emergency, job interview, etc. may reserve a car and driver to the Des Moines or Cedar Rapids airports.
    The student's account is billed $0.40 per mile plus driver and other miscellaneous expenses.
  3. International students may reserve a car and driver to pick up parents and siblings from the Des Moines or Cedar Rapids airports.
    The student's account is billed $0.40 per mile plus driver and other miscellaneous expenses.
  4. If a college car is already traveling to the airport, a student and/or guest may ride along on a "space available" basis.
    The student's account is billed a minimum of $30 each way per person.

Prohibited Use

Student use of car pool transportation is not permitted for:

  • Transportation of friends or family from the Des Moines or Cedar Rapids airport/train stations.
  • Non-College related events.
  • Personal use/enjoyment.
  • Transportation to/from airports other than Des Moines or Cedar Rapids (see #2 & 3 above).
  • Transportation to/from the Des Moines Airport when Des Moines bus shuttles are available.

To Request a Vehicle

You can request a carpool vehicle for an airport trip or a carpool vehicle for a non-airport trip.