Frequently Asked Questions
How many drivers and backup drivers does a van pool have?
Each van has a volunteer driver and most vans have at least one backup driver.
Are there any options for getting to and from work while waiting for a van pool offer?
If a permanent assignment is not available on a van pool, you may be able to periodically ride on a van until a spot
My information is not correct on my van pool profile page; how do I get it updated?
All of your personal information is imported into the van pool waitlist through the University Active Directory.
How will I receive a van pool waitlist offer?
Our office will send an email notification to your university email address when you get a van pool waitlist offer.
There is not a van pool matching my hours and/or community, how I can I request a van that fits my schedule?
Can I be on a van pool waitlist and have a bus pass (U-PASS)?
Yes, you can have a bus pass (U-PASS) and be on a van pool waitlist.
Can I be on a van pool waitlist and have a parking permit?
Yes, you can have a parking permit and be on a van pool waitlist.
Who is eligible to be on a van pool waitlist?
University of Iowa faculty and staff and graduate teaching assistants employed 25% time or greater can be on the waitlist.
How does the van pool waitlist work?
Each van pool has a waitlist. University employees may select any van pool they are interested in joining.
How do I join a van pool?
First, request a van pool using the My Van Pool portal.