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3 College Freshman

Parking: Typically, if it is an emergency, you can go to an office and get a parking pass that allows you to park anywhere. You can also go to parking meter slots. I think every 15 minutes cost $.25, but there's definitely a limit to how long you can stay. Also, parking services drive around all day up until like 7 p.m. trying to find people that are parked without authorization. There are typically successful. Within 30 minutes, if you are parked without authorization, you'll get a ticket. Fortunately, there is student parking. You just have to pay for a parking permit.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: The parking lots are so far for students and the parking services give tickets for everything. The prices are way too high just for parking. More parking should be available to students and not just teachers.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: They at least provide buses to transport you around campus, but of course that's a fee included in your tuition, one you can't reject even if you don't end up using the buses.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: The parking is great at Clemson. If you have to park far away there are bus routes and they come by every 7 minutes and will take you to your class.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is the one thing that sucks, they are constantly giving out tickets and towing cars for football other than that no complaints


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Students love to complain about the parking situation at Clemson. With so many students living off campus,
Clemson has a large commuter population and nowhere to park on-campus. Everyone agrees that driving to campus is
a pain because you might end up walking even further than you drove.

Fortunately, everything at Clemson is within short walking distance from anywhere on campus. Although driving to campus is terribly inconvenient, the lack of cars on campus makes the campus that much more enjoyable to walk.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Several large parking lots are available around the perimeter of campus.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$80 per year
Common Parking Tickets
  • Fire lane: $30
  • Handicapped zone: $200
  • No parking zone: $30
  • Parking overtime in time zone: $20
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Off campus
  • Commuter lots
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere on campus during the day
Getting a Parking Permit
Available for visitors, employees, students, and disabled persons.
Parking Services
CU Parking Services
Below Harcombe Food Court

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 178 responses

  • 10% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 30% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 13% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 33% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 9% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 180 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost


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