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Gamecock Gateway


Cocky stands proudly in the doorway of a USC shuttle.

Transportation

Transportation to and from the MTC and UofSC campuses is offered by University of South Carolina shuttles and the local city bus service, COMET.

Report a Late or Missing Shuttle

If a shuttle is late or does not arrive at all, please report it immediately to UofSC Parking and Transportation Services at 803-777-1080.

 

UofSC to MTC Shuttle

Because you are commuting between multiple campuses, it is probably more important for Gamecock Gateway students — more so than other UofSC students — to weigh your transportation options and carefully plan your route to and from campus each day. 

Remember, buses and shuttles are subject to delays from traffic, weather and a variety of unforeseen circumstances. Be sure you allow yourself sufficient transit time each day.

UofSC Shuttle Schedule

Two UofSC shuttles transport Gamecock Gateway students to and from MTC campuses. The shuttle schedules align with the Gamecock Gateway academic schedules, and depart from UofSC on Wheat St. — only a short walk from Bates House — several times daily.

Both shuttles leaving from UofSC to the MTC campuses will follow the same departure schedule.

Monday – Thursday

There are five shuttle departure times Monday through Thursday, including two morning shuttles, one midday shuttle and two afternoon shuttles.


Friday

There are three shuttle departures each Friday.

*Shuttle departure times will be posted each semester once the academic schedule has been finalized.

The pick-up schedule is the same for both MTC campuses.

Monday – Thursday

Five shuttles run Monday through Thursday, including two morning shuttles, one midday shuttle and two afternoon shuttles.

Friday

There are three shuttle departures each Friday.

*Shuttle departure times will be posted each semester once the academic schedule has been finalized.

Please present your CarolinaCard to board and ride the shuttle.

UofSC Pick Up and Drop Off

  • To MTC Beltline: In front of Blatt P.E. Center (Wheat St.)
  • To MTC Airport: In front of Booker T. Washington School (Wheat St.)

MTC Airport Campus

In front of the Academic Center

MTC Beltline Campus

Driveway between the parking garage and Precision Machining

Late shuttles or missed buses are not valid excuses for missing or being late to class. Be sure to allow yourself sufficient transit time each day by arriving to your pick-up location at least five minutes early for the scheduled departure.

 

Catch the Comet

In addition to the UofSC shuttle, Columbia's city bus, the Comet, runs from the UofSC Horseshoe to the MTC Beltline and Airport campuses and back.

Download the Comet App

Track your bus in real time, and access other conveniences by downloading the Comet app on your phone.

Route 28 runs to and from the Midlands Technical College Airport campus. From downtown Columbia, the bus runs on Blossom Street, and then across the river to Airport Boulevard and Platt Springs.

Route 201 will take you to and from the MTC Beltline campus. It runs from downtown Columbia, through Five Points and along Rosewood Drive.

 

Parking at UofSC and MTC

All Gateway students will have two parking decals on their vehicle. You are required to purchase a parking permit to park your car on campus at UofSC. You must also register your vehicle and obtain an MTC decal (free of charge) to park in designated student spots on both MTC campuses.

UofSC Parking Permit

Gamecock Gateway students are eligible to purchase a student permit, which enables you to park in the Bates House lots and other designated student lots across campus. To purchase a parking permit, please visit Parking Services in the Pendleton Street Garage before or during move-in day.

UofSC Parking and Transportation Services: 803-777-5160
Student parking permit information »

MTC Vehicle Registration

While student vehicle registration and parking passes are free at MTC campuses, you must register your vehicle with MTC and have an MTC parking decal displayed on the back window. You may pick up your free parking decal on the first day of class. Please park in the designated student spots to avoid tickets or towing.