A vanpool is a group of people who commute together in a van. IU has partnered with Commute with Enterprise to offer the commute options to the IU community. Just like a carpool, a vanpool saves you money on driving expenses, wear and tear on your car, and driving responsibility. A vanpool usually includes between 5–15 commuters.

A late model van or SUV is leased by individual commuters; gas, maintenance, parking permit, and roadside assistance are all included. Lease holders are billed individually on a monthly basis. Participants can join at any time and leave at any time with 30-day notice. Just like with a carpool, the participants decide on work schedules, driving arrangements, and parking locations.

Participants receive:

  • A reserved parking space
  • 12 one-day EM-P permits when they join the program and may purchase additional one-day permits at full price
  • Enrollment in the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program

For more information about Commute with Enterprise, visit their website.

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A message about COVID-19 and vanpool

Read about the safety measures being taken by the provider of our vans.

Vanpool FAQ

What if I need to get home in an emergency?
IU will get you home in an emergency through our Emergency Ride Home program.

What if I’m sick and decide to go home early?
IU will get you home in an emergency through our Emergency Ride Home program.

How much does it cost?
The cost will depend on the number of participants in the van and the distance you are traveling. Participants report saving money on commuting expenses when comparing wear and tear on their own vehicles, gas, maintenance, and parking permits.

Can I get work done if I’m traveling as a passenger?
Yes, wifi is an optional upgrade.

How does vanpool with Commute with Enterprise work?