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Discover USC

Transportation & Parking

Discover USC is held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and the USC Alumni Center, which are positioned directly across the street from each other on the 1100 block of Lincoln Street, in the heart of downtown Columbia. View the 1100 block of Lincoln Street on Google Maps and generate directions from your departure point to the center.

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

USC Alumni Center
900 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Shuttle Service from USC Columbia Campus

Shuttles will be running from the USC Columbia campus to the event site throughout the day. Campus pick-up and drop-off locations will be posted here as soon as they are determined.


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 and the Park Street Garage. Visitors who will be driving to Discover USC should be prepared to pay for parking.

Park Street Garage

The Park Street Garage is located at 1007 Park Street. Rates are $1.00 for the first half hour, $1.00 for the second half hour and $1 for every additional hour, up to a $5.00 maximum per day. The garage is attached to the USC Alumni Center, on the second floor.

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.