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Parking and Shuttles

Commencement days are busy times on the campus and in the Greater Columbia area. Plan ahead for parking so you don’t miss a second of your graduate’s big moment.

Metered street parking near the Colonial Life Arena will be very limited. There are two large parking lots within walking distance of the Colonial Life Arena, and parking is available in nearby garages. For easier travel and parking during commencement, the university provides a free shuttle service from these garages to commencement sites. 

Accessible parking is available in most, if not all, of these lots for those with a state-issued disability pass, sticker or license plate. 

Find out how to navigate your way to on-campus garages and around the Colonial Life Arena area by downloading the commencement parking map [pdf], or use our interactive commencement map:

Ceremony locations
Parking
Shuttles