Finance and Operations

Student parking and transit updates for Fall 2023


As students prepare for the start of Fall semester classes, Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) is offering a number of important updates to help with the navigation of available parking and bus routes. As a reminder, students must have a valid permit to park on main campus. Visit the PATS website for more information or to purchase a permit.

Parking Updates

• The C-3 Lot adjacent to the WestZone at Memorial Stadium is back online and adds 700 commuter spaces to the student parking inventory.

• C-14 at the Seneca River basin and C-16 are commuter options on the west side of campus.

Park-n-Ride service begins on Monday, Aug. 21. P-6 operates from the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex, while P-7 and P-8 lots are located at the intersection of Highway 76/28 and Perimeter Road. P-7 and P-8 feature shaded parking, charging spaces for electric vehicles and access to the most frequent shuttle service on main campus. Park-n-Ride permits are a more economical option for commuter students. Note: EV charging permits are available through PATS; daily charging is available in P-7.

• A stop light has been added to a new intersection of Perimeter and Williamson roads, across from the Administrative Services Building. Students parking in C-2 can enter the lot from two locations, both off of Perimeter Road.

• More than 140 new commuter parking spaces were added to the C-1 Lot off of Perimeter Road.

• The City of Clemson does not expect any change in traffic flow or parking along College Avenue and downtown businesses as the semester gets underway.

Transit Updates

• In order to reduce overcrowding on the Red Route, PATS and Clemson Area Transit (CATBus) worked together to create a Gold Route, which will begin service on the first day of classes. The route will connect students housed in the area of GrandMarc, Crawford Falls and Tillman Place apartments with main campus. The route is scheduled to operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and will transport students to the intersection of Douthit Hills and Cherry Road, as well as the Bryan Mall area.

BikeShare is available for $15 annually and features e-bikes and traditional bikes at seven different stations across campus.

Push Notifications

Students are encouraged to download the my.Clemson app to receive timely updates from PATS. Accessible from a smart phone, tablet or computer, my.Clemson allows students to subscribe to different channels for important push notifications.