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Parking Recommendations

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The mission of our company is to make the lives of Clemson University commuting students easier. We have taken the information every commuter student should be aware of and created a quick reference site in hopes of making the journey to find a parking space on the Clemson Campus a more pleasant and  enjoyable experience.


What Do I Do If My Car Gets Towed

  • First go to the Parking Services office located in the Student Union
  • Unpaid parking tickets (if any), tow charges, and impound fees all have to be paid before a vehicle will be released
  • An impounded vehicle that is not claimed within 30 days will be disposed of.
  • After all fees are paid, you will be taken to your vehicle at the impound lot by a parking attendant.
  • If you need to get a towed car after business hours (7:30 am to 4:30 pm) go to CUPD located at the stadium to pay fees and get vehicle.


What Do I Do I If I Lost My Parking Permit?

  • If you have misplaced, left in another car, or can't find your hang tag; Parking Services will provide you with a complementary tag for two 24 hour periods.
  • If you lose your tag, Parking Services will replace that tag for $25. Be warned, a previous  tag will no longer be acceptable on campus.


What Do I Do If I Get A Ticket?

  • Pay in person
  • Pay by mail

*If you pay the ticket within 15 calendar days, the fine will be half of the listed fine. So a $30 ticket is $15.

**If you think you were wrongly written a ticket, you can appeal the ticket within 15 calender days. 


Clemson Carpool Program

The Clemson Carpool Program is a plan to free up spaces in efforts to alleviate some of the parking hassles, as well as becoming a more eco-friendly campus. The plan states that two or more full time students, faculty, or staff members living two or more miles away from the center of campus (Cooper Library) may park in specially marked carpool spaces located around campus.


Why Did My Car Get Towed?

 A few reasons for your vehicle to be Towed:
  • Parking anywhere that is not a marked space (grass, curb, end of a parking row) - Do not make your own parking space
  • Parking in a reserved space without proper permit
  • A vehicle is assumed to be abondoned.
  • A vehicle or operator has 3 or more past due parking tickets.


Commuter Parking Regulations

The Commuting Student permit is valid to park in the following areas (except when reserved for special events):
  • Commuting student lots (orange parking stall lines)  4 a.m.–2 a.m. (unless otherwise posted)
  • Park-N-Ride lots (white parking stall lines in "P" lots) 4 a.m.–2 a.m.
  • Timed (white parking stall lines with time limit or "TIMED" pavement marking) subject to posted time limit or time remaining on meter 7 a.m.–2 a.m., no restrictions 2 a.m.–7 a.m.
  • Unrestricted employee (green parking stall lines, no "24 HR" pavement marking) 4:30 p.m.–7 a.m. Monday–Thursday and 4:30 p.m. Friday–7 a.m. Monday
  • Parking is prohibited in restricted employee (green parking stall lines with "24 HR” pavement marking).
  • Visitor spaces (white parking stall lines with "VISITOR" pavement marking) 9 p.m.–7 a.m., subject to posted time limit or time remaining on meter 9 p.m.–2 a.m


Continual Improvements

If you find that there is error in the above information or if you want to see more on this website, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and someone will get back to you shortly.

Thanks for visiting our site. We hope it helped you.


Announcements: Parking Closures or Changes

There are no announcements at this time


What Do I Do If I Get In An Accident On Campus?

  • Stay Calm.
  • Call CUPD (656-2222)
  •  Exchange personal and insurance information
  • Fill out a police report when an officer arrives



Why Did I Get a Ticket and How Much Will It Cost Me?

Parking tickets distributed are usually for the following reasons:
  • Failure to display a current decal, permit, or hangtag ($96 fine)
  • Obstructing traffic, dumpster, sidewalk, or a crosswalk ($30 fine)
  • Parking in a marked visitor spot ($60 fine)
  • Misuse of disability parking ($200 fine)
  • Parking in a driveway, loading zone, or service vehicle spot without proper tags ($30 fine)
  • Parking in an employee or student zone without proper permit ($30 fine)
  • Overtime Parking ($20 fine)
  • Parking in  a fire lane ($30 fine)
  • Parking anywhere that is not a marked space ($30 fine and usually towed)