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Discover USC

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research

Transportation & Parking

Discover USC is held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Columbia. View the Convention Center on Google Maps and generate directions from your departure point to the center.

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Shuttle Service from USC Columbia Campus

Shuttle service is provided between the USC Columbia campus (multiple locations) and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center each year for Discover USC. Shuttle routes and other important details for Discover USC 2018 will be posted as early as possible in 2018 to aid with transportation planning.


Parking for Discover USC is very limited. We encourage all USC Columbia students, faculty and staff to use the shuttle system to travel to and from the event.

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center provides 270 free on-site parking spaces, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The majority of parking within walking distance of the event site is in metered on-street spaces. Visitors who will be driving to Discover USC should be prepared to pay for parking.

Metered On-Street Parking

There are metered on-street parking spaces within walking distance of the event location. Visitors can pay for parking meters with coins, City-issued SmartCards and tokens or with the PassPort Parking Mobile Pay App for smartphones.

Discover USC, Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research