Parking Services

Carpool Program

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Parking and Transportation Services initiated a carpool program with an array of incentives, including discounted and convenient parking locations for groups of 2 or more people. The carpool program currently has over 200 participants and 68 preferred parking spaces around campus, and participation has been steadily increasing since its inception. This program is open to all Clemson students, faculty and staff who have a vehicle and live off-campus.

Space Location

Carpool spaces are located in the following areas:

  • Brooks Center (13)
  • Bryan Mall (5)
  • Byrnes Hall (6)
  • C-12 (6)
  • C-7 (6)
  • E-1 at the Hendrix Center (4)
  • Fike (1)
  • Klugh Avenue (1)
  • Lee Hall (8)
  • McMillan Road (2)
  • Redfern (2)
  • P&A Building (4)
  • Sikes Hall North (3)
  • Sirrine Lot South (4)
  • Sirrine Lot North (3)
  • West Library (13)

How it Works

Each carpool group will receive one carpool hangtag that can be used on any vehicle registered to the group.  Each individual participant in the carpool will receive a carpool permit decal similar to regular permits to place on their own vehicle.  Any vehicle in the same carpool group may be used as long as the groups sole carpool hangtag is displayed and the carpool permit is placed correctly.

The carpool hangtag must displayed hanging from the rearview mirror. The carpool permit must be permanently affixed to the outside left rear window or bumper

The current vehicle being used to carpool must display the carpool hangtag and decal while parked in a carpool parking space. Vehicles registered in the carpool program cannot park in the 24 hour employee spaces.

Each participant is allotted 5 Occasional Parker Permits every semester. If a participant in a carpool needs to drive separately from their registered carpool group, they are expected to use their Occasional Parker Permit to park for the day and they must park according to their normal designation (not in a carpool space). Participants may also purchase additional Occasional Parker Permits at the regular price rate, $3 per day. Vehicles parked in a carpool space with an Occasional Parker Permit will be towed at the owner's expense. After 5 p.m. individuals may park their vehicle in an appropriate commuter or employee space until 7 a.m.

Eligibility and Important Facts

In order to participate in a carpool, the following criteria must be met:

  • Must consist of at least 2 participants
  • Participants must be either a Clemson University full-time permanent employee with an office address on the main campus or a full-time student with majority of classes on the main campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Participants must share a ride on a regular basis (at least 4 days a week).
  • Motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds are excluded from the carpool program.
  • Participants must live along a reasonable commuting path
  • Carpool permits may take up to three business days to process.

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