Commute Club

Student loading bike on a bus

The UK Commute Club is designed to facilitate mobility alternatives at UK by providing amenities that make it more convenient to travel to, from and around campus without a car. This program is financially supported by Transportation Services in an effort to reduce campus parking demand and traffic congestion.

Commute Club is a free program which provides benefits to members who have committed to walk, pedal, or ride to campus, regardless of whether they’ve been in the habit for years or are interested in switching transportation modes for the first time.

Participation in Commute Club requires a car-free commitment that will restrict the member from purchasing a regular vehicle parking permit for one year. With the exception of residential students, participants may still purchase a limited number of single-day permits for occasions when they must drive to campus.


Commute Club is available to all students and employees who choose to opt out of purchasing a parking permit. Unlike the bicycle voucher and cash out programs, the Commute Club is not limited to those who had a parking permit in the past fiscal year – or ever.

Students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Kentucky, and must have a graduation date not less than May of the year following program enrollment.

University of Kentucky faculty and staff must be full-time and have a main campus, day-shift work assignment. Employees with a temporary work assignment must have an end date of June 30, of the year following program enrollment.

Participants in the cash out and bike voucher incentive-based mode shift programs are eligible to enroll in Commute Club during their commitment period.

Commute Club Benefits

Benefit On-Campus Residents Off-Campus Residents Employees
BluPass - Free City Transit
with valid UK ID
Personalized Commute Planning
Free Bike Check-Out from Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library
Zipcar (car sharing) or Spin (bike sharing) membership and credits
Special Events/Rewards Programs
Details to be announced soon
Guaranteed Ride Home
Up to 4 rides per year,
maximum of $75 total
Ability to purchase single-day parking permits
Up to 50 per fiscal year

The Guaranteed Ride Home program offers a way to get home when a Commute Club member has an unexpected schedule change or their commuting alternative does not meet their needs.

Those who may be interested in transportation alternatives but are unsure of what route to take are encouraged to take advantage of free personalized commute planning assistance offered by Transportation Services.

Application Information

Applications for the 2018-19 Commute Club are currently closed; the deadline to apply was Friday, August 31, 2018.

When the 2019-20 session opens, you will be able to apply online at


If you have additional questions about the Commute Club program, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email