ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT DURING SUMMER, SPRING BREAK, FALL BREAK, AND HOLIDAYS.
General parking permits are for surface lots, and may be purchased by resident undergrad (S), commuting undergrad (CS), and graduate students (GS). A general parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.
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Rates for general parking permits are $110 for a full year, $80 for Spring only, and $55 for full summer. Refunds for general parking permits will be issued on a pro-rated basis.
General Parking permits may be obtained via your parking account, or in the Parking Services office. Permits purchased online prior to August 1, 2016 will be mailed to the address you specify. Applications submitted on or after August 1, 2016 must be picked up at the Parking Services office, allowing 3 business days to process.
Locations of these parking areas can be viewed here or on the Parking & Shuttle Map.
Resident (S) Parking:
Vehicles bearing a valid Resident Student (S) permit may park at any time in areas designated Student (S) and Any Decal Parking (AD). In addition, they may park in Faculty/Staff lots between 5:00 p.m. through 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5:00 p.m. Friday through 7:30 a.m. Monday. Vehicles with S permits may not park in reserved spaces or garages at any time.
The lot indicated S21 will be reserved for special athletic events. Students may park in other S lots during these events. See the USC Athletics web site for event listings.
Commuting Student (CS) Parking:
Vehicles bearing a valid Commuting Student (CS) permit may park in parking areas designated Any Decal Parking (AD). In addition, they may park in Faculty/Staff lots between 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 am, daily. CS permits are not valid on campus from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Vehicles with CS permits may not be parked in reserved spaces, garages, or resident student parking lots at any time.
Graduate Student (GS) Parking:
Students providing documentation of their enrollment as a graduate student may purchase a Graduate Student (GS) parking permit. GS permits are valid at any time in Graduate Student (GS), Student (S) and Any Decal (AD) parking lots. In addition, GS permits are valid in Faculty/Staff lots between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5:00 p.m. Friday through 7:30 a.m. Monday. Vehicles with GS permits may not park in reserved spaces or garages at any time.
The AD3 and GS4 lots in the Coliseum/Colonial Life Arena Area
may be closed to permit parking during events. There is no overnight parking in these lots at any time.
• All garages, with the exception of Pendleton are access with the Carolina Card.
• All garage parking is sold on a first come, first served basis.
• Applications for available garage parking will begin online on June 1, 2016
Garage permits are $400 per semester and can be purchased for Fall or Fall and Spring. Rates are subject to change without notice.
More information about each garage
Go to your parking account to purchase a permit
Only students residing in the Greek Village are eligible to purchase a GV permit. Residency must be verified through the Office of Student Affairs/Greek Life. The purchase of this permit guarantees parking in the village. The cost is $260 per semester. Those students purchasing a GV permit may not purchase an additional permit for another reserved lot or garage space. The GV permit allows parking in the Any Decal lots at any time and faculty/staff lots after 5 p.m. GV permits are not valid in reserved spaces, student lots, or garage spaces at any time.
Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters must have a valid MC permit to park on the Columbia campus and may park only in designated motorcycle/moped/scooter spaces. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters are prohibited from parking in automobile or metered spaces, or at bicycle racks on the Columbia campus,
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USC Disability permits are required to park in campus disability spaces. USC disability parking permits are available to students, faculty, and staff of the University and are valid on University property only. Parking in disability spaces on city streets requires a state hang tag or disability license tag issued by the highway department. USC disability permits are not valid in city disability spaces or USC surface parking lot spaces designated “reserved,” “state vehicle,” or “service vehicle.” Contact Parking Services regarding use of disability spaces in the Bull Street garage. To obtain a disability parking permit, a statement from a medical doctor must be submitted to Parking Services stating the nature (diagnosis) and duration of the disability for which disability parking is needed. If a medical doctor's statement is not immediately available, a temporary permit may be issued for up to five school days in order to obtain the required statement.
A student may submit a statement from their private medical doctor or may be evaluated at the student health center to obtain a statement containing the nature and duration of the disability.
Disability permits will be issued for the duration indicated on the doctor's or health center's statement. For students, there will be a charge of $110 per school year or $10 per week, depending on the duration of the disability. This is for all surface lots except Greek Village. If a student has purchased a parking permit within the school year, there will be no additional charge.
All bicycles parked on campus are required to be registered. Bicycle registration is free to all students, faculty, and staff. Identification decals are assigned and placed on bicycles to discourage theft and assist in recovery should they be lost or stolen. The serial number is recorded and the information is maintained by the Parking Services office. Engravers are available to engrave identification numbers on bicycles. Bicycle racks are located throughout campus, and bike owners must use these racks to secure their bikes. Securing your bike to any other structure on USC property will result in its removal. Bicycles must not be parked where they block pedestrian traffic (stairwells, entrances to buildings, and sidewalks). Bicycles parked in such a manner will be removed. Bikes must always be secured when left unattended .
Register Your Bike Online
Two weeks after May graduation, the University Police Department will impound all abandoned and/or unregistered bicycles. The University is not responsible for damage to any such bicycles or locks.