» Rideshare Incentives

Chapman University faculty members, staff members, and commuter students are encouraged to participate in a variety of rideshare incentives.  Choose from our Panther Plus Carpool Program or generous public transportation programs coordinated with OCTA and Metrolink. For additional information about these services, please contact us at hroffice@chapman.edu or by phone at (714) 997-6686.  

+ - Panther Plus Carpooling Program

Effective August 1, 2018

There must be a minimum of two Chapman University staff members, faculty members, or commuter students who are committed to carpooling at least three days a week, Monday – Thursday, for one full academic year.

Faculty/Staff Carpool Members

  • Each participant will be required to purchase a Presbyterian Lot/West Campus Structure Permit.  A minimum of two permits must be purchased but the carpool group is not restricted to just two members.  Members can determine cost sharing amongst themselves.  Only members who purchase a permit will be issued a hangtag with parking privileges on non-carpool days.
  • To obtain a carpool hang‐tag and/or annual parking permit, participants must register their vehicles online at nupark.com/portal and purchase the Presbyterian Lot/West Campus Structure Permit. 
  • Once the online purchase has been complete, participants must submit their permit purchase receipt and Carpool Application (available below) to Human Resources for approval.  Human Resources will require participants to also sign a copy of the policy rules and regulations (available below).  Once approved, Human Resources will forward the Carpool Application to Parking Services for processing.  
  • The Primary Contact will be issued the Carpool Hangtag in addition to the Presbyterian/West Campus Hangtag.  Permits will be mailed so please confirm address when registering vehicles online.
  • Enrollment in the program is available August – March each Academic Year, but no refund is given for fees paid prior to enrollment in the program unless annual permit fee was paid in full at time of purchase.

 Commuter Student Carpool Members

  • Each participant will have their student fees adjusted to pay only the Presbyterian Lot/West Campus Permit rate once the Carpool Application is submitted and approved by Human Resources.  Student Business Services will be notified to adjust the rate for those members enrolled in the program.  A minimum of two commuter students must participate in the group, but the carpool group is not restricted to just two members.  Members can determine cost sharing amongst themselves if there are additional members.  Only members who purchase a permit will be issued a hangtag with parking privileges on non-carpool days and have their fees adjusted.  Additional members can waive the fee if not driving to campus.
  • To obtain a carpool hang‐tag and/or annual parking permit, participants must register their vehicles online at nupark.com/portal.  Permits cannot be issued unless vehicles have been registered.
  • Once the registration is complete, participants can then submit a completed Carpool Application (available below) to Human Resources for approval.  Human Resources will require participants to also sign a copy of the policy rules and regulations (available below).  Once approved, Human Resources will forward the Carpool Application to Parking Services for processing.  
  • The Primary Contact will be issued the Carpool Hangtag and a Presbyterian/West Campus Structure hangtag and the other paying members will just be issued Presbyterian Lot/West Campus Structure Hangtags.  Permits will be mailed so please confirm address when registering vehicles online.
  • Enrollment is available the first 3-weeks of each semester/trimester.  Parking fee credit will be given for semesters/trimesters enrolled in the program.

 Parking Privileges and Regulations

  • Carpool Hangtag must be displayed in the vehicle parked in a carpool space.
    • Carpool Hangtag is only valid in a carpool space on days when members ride together.
  • Parking is available in Carpool Preferred Reserved Spaces in the Barrera Structure, Knott Studios Lot or Lastinger Structure.
    • These spaces are available on a first‐come, first‐served basis. If the Carpool Preferred Reserved spaces are occupied, the carpool group may park in any non‐reserved space in the Barrera Structure, Knott Studios Lot, Lastinger Structure, Rinker 9401/9501 Lot or the West Palm Industrial Complex Lot.
  • On non‐carpool days, each participant with a valid permit will be required to park in any non-reserved space in the Presbyterian Lot or West Campus Structure. At the Rinker Campus on non-carpool days, the permits will be valid in the 14725 Alton Parkway Garage or the 9702 Lot when this lot comes on-line in fall 2018.
  • Any misuse of the hang‐tag or parking in the carpool spaces on a drive‐alone day, will result in loss of carpool privileges, and the carpool participants will also be required to pay the difference for a standard parking pass. Vehicles are also subject to citation when parked in violation of this policy. Audits will be done utilizing License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology to ensure compliance.

To apply, simply complete the Carpool Permit Application and turn it in to the Office of Human Resources, located in DeMille Hall, Room 103.

Please carefully review, sign/date the Rules and Regulations, and turn it in to the Office of Human Resources, along with your registration form (above). 

Any misuse of the carpool hang-tag or transponder will result in the loss of carpool privileges indefinitely. 

+ - Chapman U-Pass Plan for OCTA Bus Riders

You are eligible to participate in the OCTA U-Pass program if you are a Chapman commuter student or a Chapman staff/faculty member.*  Chapman University will provide a subsidy covering the first $30 of your monthly bus fares. To apply, please complete the appropriate form below, which will identify your selected method of payment. An initial deposit of $30 is required for students, and an initial deposit of $45 is required for staff/faculty, who have the option of pre-tax payroll deductions as well.

Once your request form and payment are complete, send your completed form and receipt (if applicable) to hroffice@chapman.edu. You will then be issued a U-Pass card, which you will use each time you board the bus.

Students

Chapman University will provide a subsidy covering the first $30 of your monthly fares. The most you will be required to pay per month is $15, as the maximum in monthly charges for students is $45. You are required to make an initial deposit of $30 and maintain a minimum balance of $30 in your account each month as a cushion for your share of the fares. As we receive your ride details from OCTA, we will send you an update on your account balance. If your balance falls short of $30, we will notify you so you can make a deposit to bring your balance back up to $30. Your U-Pass card will be deactivated if your balance reaches $0.00; however, you may obtain a new U-Pass card by paying the minimum of $30. Here is the Student U-Pass Request Form.

There are two ways for students to pay their deposit and monthly fees (as applicable):

  1. Online via the E-Commerce portal
  2. In person at the cashier’s office in the Bhathal Student Services Center

Faculty/Staff

Chapman University will provide a subsidy covering the first $30 of your monthly fares. The most you will be required to pay per month is $39, as the maximum in monthly fares for staff/faculty is $69. You are required to make an initial deposit of $45 and maintain a minimum balance of $45 in your account each month as a cushion for your share of the fares. You may elect to pay in cash or have your payments deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis.  As we receive your ride details from OCTA, an email will be sent to you indicating the amount of your next pre-tax payroll deduction (or the amount you must deposit), which will bring your account balance back up to $45. Your U-Pass card will be deactivated if your balance reaches $0.00; however, you may obtain a new U-Pass card by paying the minimum of $45. Here is the Staff / Faculty U-Pass Request Form.

Please visit OCTA for detailed information about routes and schedules.

*Currently, we are not restricted as to the number of participants in this program, but limits may be introduced at a later date.

+ - Metrolink Corporate Quick Card Program

The Metrolink Corporate Quick Card ("CQC") Program provides Chapman University staff members, faculty members, and commuter students with the option to purchase a discounted monthly Metrolink pass.* The cost of a monthly pass will vary based on the distance traveled to the Orange (Main) Campus or the Irvine (Rinker) Campus station. Chapman will provide a subsidy of $100 toward your full monthly ticket fare.  To sign up for the CQC program, please complete the Metrolink Pass Request Form and turn it in to the Office of Human Resources, located in DeMille Hall, Suite 103. (You may scan and email the completed form to hroffice@chapman.edu.)

Staff and faculty members may opt to pay their monthly discounted fares via pre-tax payroll deduction.

There are two ways for students to pay for their monthly discounted fares: 

  1. Online via the E-Commerce portal
  2. In person at the cashier’s office in the Bhathal Student Services Center

Please visit Metrolink for detailed information about routes, stations, and schedules.

*Currently, we are not restricted as to the number of participants in this program, but limits may be introduced at a later date.

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