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If an Emergency Arises


While participating in the carpool, the participants will be provided a ride through the Guaranteed Ride Home (GHR) program between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


All carpool participants are eligible for the guaranteed ride home program three times per semester. University holidays are excluded. Call Parking Services at 864-656-2270 to arrange the emergency ride.


Guaranteed Ride Home Program may be used in the following instances:

  • Family or personal Illness or crisis

  • Unexpected request of supervisor to work past regular schedule without advance notice (requires verification)

  • Driver of carpool had to leave due to an emergency


Participants can be taken to one of the following destinations:

  • Home

  • Destination related to the emergency

  • Hospital or doctor’s office in the event of sudden illness


The Guaranteed Ride Home Program is not meant for the following:

  • Pre-planned medical appointments

  • Working late without supervisor’s request

  • Early departure due to weather conditions