Student Accessibility Services and Parking and Transportation Services work to ensure that students with temporary and permanent mobility impairments have equal access to campus. Before accessing mobility accommodations, students will need to submit the following information to Student Accessibility Services:
- Appropriate medical documentation related to the mobility impairment or temporary mobility condition. The documentation should specifically state how long the transportation accommodations will be needed and provide a rationale for the need.
- Students must submit the short-term transportation request form and return it to Student Accessibility Services.
This information can be faxed, emailed, or hand delivered to Student Accessibility Services.
Once this information is received by Student Accessibility Services, we will review the information and inform the student of our recommendation(s) to Parking Services. The student will then go to Parking Services to pick up their temporary parking permit and/or mobility scooter. Please allow 24 hours for Student Accessibility Services and Parking Services to process your request.
Temporary Medical Permits
Students with temporary mobility impairments can obtain a time-limited disability access parking permit from Parking Services. Students must have already purchased or will need to purchase and display a current Clemson University student parking permit, along with the temporary disability access parking permit in order to park in accessible parking spaces on campus. When these are properly displayed, parking is permitted in handicap, employee, student, and metered parking spaces. Campus maps indicating parking zones are located on the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Individuals who need accessible parking for longer than four months or who desire to park in off-campus disability accessible spaces must obtain a state permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Individuals already using a state issued accessible parking tag, must inform Parking Services office to register this tag for use on campus.
Mobility Scooters are available for students to use to maneuver around campus independently while experiencing temporary and/or permanent mobility impairments. These scooters are housed in Parking Services and can be rented by students for a fee of $20 per week. The request for a mobility scooter must be accompanied by a written statement from a physician indicating the need for transportation accommodations and the length of time it will be needed.
NOTE: Mobility scooters may be used in conjunction with other transportation and/or parking accommodations. The scooters are meant to be used inside and outside and can be driven into elevators, classrooms, residence halls, and onto Clemson Area Transit buses. Scooters need to be charged regularly for optimal daily use.
For students with temporary and/or permanent mobility impairments, in which little to no walking is permitted for a given length of time, point to point transportation services is available through Parking Services. Once approved, the student will be instructed by Student Disability Services to contact Parking Services to communicate the dates and times that individualized transportation is needed.
Parking Services is located in the Edgar A. Brown University Union. Business hours are 7:30am-4:30pm. Parking Services can be reached by calling 864-656-2270 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For transportation emergencies after-hours, contact CUPD at 864-656-2222.
Clemson Area Transit (CAT)
CAT has accessible buses and multiple routes. Routes and maps are published and can be accessed at www.catbus.com. Occasional route deviations can be pre-arranged through Student Accessibility Services. The normal CAT bus routes are free to students, faculty/staff, visitors, and community members. A real-time bus tracker app is now available for download by visiting the CAT bus website!