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Carpool Connections

Carpool Connections

Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services at Northern Illinois University is proud to offer this free carpool service to students, faculty, and staff. This service is intended to reduce commuting costs, ease parking congestion on campus, and promote informal interactions among students, faculty, and staff at NIU. The IRS estimates that commuting costs (gas, maintenance, and depreciation) average about 55 cents/mile, which is over $330/month for a 50-mile, 3-day/week commute. Carpooling is a great way to cut those transportation costs by 50-75% or more, depending on the number of people in your carpool group.

The Carpool Connections service is a secure database that will match you up with other commuters in your area through anonymous e-mails generated within the database. You will be notified by e-mail when you have been matched with another commuter, but your personal information is not shared until you decide it should be. We are encouraging potential carpool participants to make their initial meeting at the Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services lounge in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center, room 023J.

Take a few minutes to log in and create your user profile and become part of a group of people interested in reducing commuter stress, parking congestion, saving money, and helping the environment!

Call 815-753-9999 or e-mail to ocntss@niu.edu with any questions or concerns.

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The Carpool Connections Database Website (Website) is provided to NIU students, staff, and faculty (hereafter identified as "users") for the sole and limited purpose of locating potential commuters who may provide transportation services for carpooling. Northern Illinois University is not providing transportation services through this Website. Any commuters provided by the Website are not agents or representatives of Northern Illinois University. Northern Illinois University has no control over the transportation services that may be provided by independent commuters. It is the choice of any user of this Website whether to communicate with or engage the transportation services of any commuter that the Website may provide. By registering and using the Carpool Connections Database Website, users understand and agree that that the State of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, its Board of Trustees, employees and agents are not responsible or liable for any damage or injury to person or property which may result from a user’s choice to interact with or engage the transportation services of any commuter provided by the Website. Users are encouraged to practice good safety measures and to take precautions when arranging any independent transportation services.