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Parking and Transportation Services

Faculty and Staff

Your parking permit allows you to choose from a variety of different campus lots and garages. In addition to your designated permit location, you can park in any faculty/staff surface lot, including seniority lots, after 3 p.m.

Consult your parking account for permits and payment methods available to you, including payroll deductions. For garage and reserved surface lot permits, contact us in the Parking Services office.

Be sure to read the regulations for parking on campus and find your garage or lot on our campus map.

BSD Park & Ride 

A special Bull St. District Park & Ride permit will be available for $40 for the academic year for commuting students, faculty and staff only. Permit holders will only be able to park in the lot located at 2700 Colonial Drive.  Shuttles dedicated to that lot leave every 20 minutes and drop off on Pendleton St. on either end of the Horseshoe from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday only.  The BSD Park & Ride permit does not allow permit holders to park in any other lots. More information here

Where can I park on campus?

The length of time you've been working at the university is used to determine permit eligibility.

All faculty and staff members may buy a Z permit. It will allow you to park in any FS or AD lot, and any seniority faculty/staff surface lot between 3 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.

If you were hired before 2014, you may be eligible to park in additional lots other than FS and AD lots. Availability is limited. You can use your parking account to find out which permits you qualify for.

Review your permit options »

University faculty and staff members can buy a garage permit for  a designated campus garage.

View garage options »

  • University of South Carolina permits are required to park in USC accessible spaces in USC permitted parking lots. The university's accessible parking permits are available to students and faculty/staff members of the university and are valid on university property only.

  • USC accessible permits are not valid in spaces designated “reserved,” “state vehicle” or “service vehicle.” 

  • A statement from your medical doctor or the student health center is required describing your diagnosis and the amount of time you'll need the permit. If a doctor's statement is not immediately available, we can issue temporary permits for five school days.

  • Permits are issued for as long as your doctor's statement describes. 

  • Park anytime in accessible surface lot spaces on campus. Parking in accessible spacing on city streets requires a permit or license tag from a state department of motor vehicles.

  • Parking in a accessible garage space requires a permit for that specific garage along with your accessible permit.

  • Paid hourly accessible parking is available in the Bull Street garage, Horizon garage and Discovery garage . A state-issued placard/license tag or USC accessible permit is required.

  • There is no additional charge if you already have a regular permit for a garage or surface lot.

  • Park anytime in designated MC areas.

  • Motorcycles and mopeds may not park in automobile spaces, at meters or at bicycle racks.

  • Please do not store your motorcycle or motor scooter inside of a building on campus, or it will be impounded.

  • Carolina Coliseum and Colonial Life Arena lots GS4, N2, FS4, AD16, and FS11 are sometimes used for event parking. During events, permit parking may be restricted in the above noted lots. 

  • Students and faculty scheduled for evening classes may be able to get a special permit to park at these lots during events. This permit is available if you have evening class in the following buildings:

    • Carolina Coliseum
    • School of Music
    • Koger Center for the Arts
    • Arnold School of Public Health
    • Darla Moore School of Business 
  • You must have a valid USC permit, a printed copy of your class schedule and a picture ID to get this permit. Please contact your department for more information.

Temporary surface lot permits are available based on your status. Temporary permits must be purchased in the Parking office.

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