Join, Change or Cancel a UCLA Vanpool

How to Join a Vanpool

1. Find out if you are you eligible to join
2. Apply to join a UCLA Vanpool through Zimride 
  • Go to Zimride and create an account for free.
  • You must have a email address.
    • If you do not have a email address, please contact the UCLA Vanpool office at (310) 206-7565 for assistance.
  • Apply to join one or more vanpool routes that work for you.
3. When space on your
chosen vanpool becomes available...
  • A UCLA Alternative Transportation Coordinator will contact you regarding your vanpool choices.
4. Attend an orientation session
  • All new vanpool participants must attend a brief orientation at the UCLA Transportation Office. Orientations last approximately one hour, and your orientation date will be scheduled in advance.
  • You must bring a valid ID (BruinCard or photo ID) and payment with you to your Orientation session.
5. Make your Payment
  • Bruin Commuter Services is the only department authorized to administer vanpools. Please do not pay drivers or co-drivers. We offer several payment options.

Change Your Current Vanpool

If you need to change or transfer to a different vanpool, please follow steps 2 and 3 in the How to Join a Vanpool instructions above.

Cancel Your Vanpool

If you need to cancel your vanpool participation, please follow these steps:

  1. Two weeks' written notice is required. Effective dates are scheduled on the 1st, 8th, 16th and 24th of each month.
  2. Please download, save to your computer, and complete a Vanpool Ridership Cancellation Form two weeks in advance of your desired effective date. Bring the form to the Bruin Commuter Services Office, fax the form to (310) 267-2093 or email to
  3. Any outstanding payments must be made at the time of cancellation.
  4. You must return your vanpool ID that was issued to you at the time of the orientation. Failure to return the vanpool ID will result in an administration fee.

Bruin Commuter Services
Email: | Phone: (310) 794-7433 | Fax: (310) 267-2093