Carpool Connections

NIU Carpool Connections provides a space in which commuting NIU students can connect with other students traveling to campus from the same, or close, places in order to share rides. A valid Z-ID is required in order to join the group.

Students can feel free to post travel needs on this wall and connect with other students by responding to their posts. 

We suggest that students include where they are traveling from, and their typical weekly schedule of travel in order to give other students an idea of when they might connect. It might also be helpful for students to mention whether they are willing to drive all/some of the time, or whether they need a lift.

It is the student's responsibility to schedule rides with other students. We suggest that, like anything else, students use caution in their choices. OCNTSS is available for questions, concerns and general help.

To calculate your commuting costs or to receive more information about the benefits of carpooling, visit the MetroPool web site.

NIU Carpool Connections