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Parking and Transportation Services


Visitors

We want parking to be easy for you, whether you are a first time guest or a frequent campus visitor. You can use our convenient campus parking locations or take advantage of city spots located near USC.

Visitor Parking Options

There are several options you can choose from in different areas, including hourly parking, campus metered spaces and city meters. If you come across any broken campus meters, please report them immediately to parking services.


Hourly Parking

Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Three garages offer parking for $1 per hour. There is a $15 charge for lost tickets:

  • Bull Street Garage (Gate 3)
    Please pay booth attendant before you get back in your car.
  • Discovery Garage (Park Street entrance)
    Pay at garage exit.
  • Horizon Garage (second entrance off Main Street)
    Pay at garage exit.

View parking map [pdf] »


Campus Metered Spaces

Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Metered parking is available in several campus garages and lots, including:

  • Pendleton Street Garage (levels 1a, 1b, 2a)
  • Close-Hipp Lot (top level)
  • College Street (1700 block)
  • Capstone and Columbia Hall (on Barnwell St.)
  • Sumter Street Garage (top level)

View parking map [pdf] »


Parking Meter Cards
Cards are available for $5 per day, for purchase in the Parking Services office. They can be used in the two-hour and five-hour meters on campus. These cards are not valid at City of Columbia street meters.


City Meters

While we encourage you to park in campus parking whenever possible, City of Columbia parking meters are also available on many streets around campus.

Parking and Transportation Services