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Parking and Transportation Services

Students

Whether you prefer a general parking permit, a garage space or have special parking needs, USC offers a variety of parking options for several vehicle types. Which one is right for you?

General Parking ($110 per year)

The university distributes three types of general parking permits to students including Resident Undergraduate Students (S), Graduate Students (GS) and Commuting Undergraduate Students (CS) .

Depending on your permit designation, you are restricted to specific garages and lots around campus, with the following restrictions:

Resident Undergraduate Permits (S)

  • Park anytime in Student (S) and Any Decal (AD) lots
  • Park in Faculty/Staff lots Monday thru Thursday between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., and on weekends from 5 p.m. Friday thru 7:30 a.m. Monday
  • Exception: Lot S21 is reserved during special athletic events

Graduate Student Permits (GS)

  • Park anytime in Grad Student (GS), Student (S) and Any Decal (AD) lots
  • Park in Faculty/Staff lots Monday thru Thursday between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., and on weekends from 5 p.m. Friday thru 7:30 a.m. Monday
  • Exception: AD3 and GS4 lots in the Coliseum/Colonial Life Arena area may be closed during events and there is no overnight parking in those lots at any time

Commuting Undergraduate Students (CS)

  • Park anytime in Any Decal (AD) lots
  • Park in Faculty/Staff lots between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m.
  • Restricted Hours: CS permits are not valid on campus from 2-6 a.m.
  • Exception: AD3 lot in the Coliseum/Colonial Life Arena area may be closed during events and there is no overnight parking in those lots at any time


Additional Permit Options

  • Garage permits are available to any students, faculty or staff members on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • You will be notified when applications for the academic school year become available.

  • Garage permits are available for fall semester, or for both fall and spring semester.

  • Greek Village permits are only available to students who live in the Greek Village and can verify their residence through the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Park anytime in the Greek Village lot.  GV permit holders may also park in the Any Decal (AD) lots, however there is no overnight parking in the AD lots.

  • Park in Faculty/Staff lots Monday thru Thursday between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., and on weekends from 5 p.m. Friday thru 7:30 a.m. Monday

  • A statement from your medical doctor or the student health center is required describing your diagnosis and the amount of time you'll need the permit. If a doctor's statement is not immediately available, we can issue temporary permits for five school days.

  • Permits are issued for as long as your doctor's statement describes. Charges are $10 a week or $110 for a year.

  • Park anytime in surface lot disability spaces on campus. Parking in handicap accessible spacing on city streets requires a permit or license tag from a state department of motor vehicles.

  • Parking in a garage disability space requires a permit for that specific garage along with your disability permit.

  • Paid hourly disability parking is available in the Bull Street, Horizon and Discovery garages. A state issued placard/ license tag or USC disability permit is required.

  • Park anytime in designated MC areas.

  • Motorcycles, mopeds and scooters may not park in automobile spaces, at meters or at bicycle racks.

  • Motorcycle parking is not allowed in garages.

Register your bike online »

  • Any bike parked on campus must be registered. Identification decals are also required on bicycles to discourage theft and help recover the bike if it's stolen. 

  • Bicycle registrations are available to any students, faculty or staff

  • Always lock your bike when unattended. You can secure your bike to one of the racks located around campus. We will remove bikes secured to anything that isn't a designated bicycle rack. Please don't park where your bike will block pedestrian traffic.

  • Two weeks after May graduation, university police will impound all abandoned or unregistered bikes. The university is not responsible for damage to these bicycles or their locks.

  • Students and faculty scheduled for evening classes are eligible for a special permit to park at the Coliseum during events. This permit is available if you have evening class in the following buildings:

    • The Coliseum
    • The School of Music
    • The Koger Center
    • The School of Public Health
    • Darla Moore School of Business
  • You must have a valid USC permit, a printed copy of your class schedule and a picture ID to get this permit. Please contact your department for more information.

 

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