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Parking and Transportation Services

Students

Whether you prefer a general parking permit, a garage space or have special parking needs, the university offers a variety of parking options for several vehicle types. Find the one 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

Graduate Student Permits (GS)

  • Park anytime in Grad Student (GS), Student (S) and Any Decal (AD) lots

Commuting Undergraduate Students (CS)

  • Park anytime in Any Decal (AD) lots

* Vehicles with any student pass, including the Greek Village pass, may also park on the top three levels of the Athletic Village Garage. No overnight parking is allowed in the garage.

Parking Regulations

List of regulations

After Hours Parking

  • Any vehicles bearing a valid university permit may park in areas designated “Faculty/Staff” between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. Friday until 7:30 a.m. Monday with one area exception.

Event Parking in the Arena District

  • Carolina Coliseum and Colonial Life Arena lots GS4, AD3, N2, FS4, FS9 and FS11 are sometimes used for event parking. During events, permit parking may be restricted in the above noted lots.

  • Students and faculty scheduled for evening classes may be able to get a special permit to park at these lots during events. This permit is available if you have evening class in the following buildings:

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

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 by individual semesters or for both fall and spring semesters.

  • 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.

  • University of South Carolina permits are required to park in UofSC accessible spaces. The university's accessible parking permits are available to students and faculty/staff members of the university and are valid on university property only.

  • UofSC accessible permits are not valid in spaces designated “reserved,” “state vehicle” or “service vehicle.”

  • 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 garage as well as in Republic Parking-controlled garages formerly known as Horizon and Discovery. A state-issued placard/license tag or UofSC disability permit is required.

  • There is no additional charge if you already have a regular permit for a garage or surface lot.

  • Park anytime in designated MC areas.

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

  • Please do not store your motorcycle or motor scooter inside of a building on campus, or it will be impounded.

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.

Parking and Transportation Services


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