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Clemson Parking and Transportation Services

Eligibility and Application

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

  • The group must consist of at least 2 participants.

  • Each participant 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 to and from campus on a regular basis (at least 4 days a week).

  • Motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds are excluded from the carpool program. You may not obtain a carpool permit if you also have a motorcycle/moped permit.

  • Participants must live along a reasonable commuting path.

The following documentation must be provided to the office:

  1. Each person in the carpool must complete their part of the carpool application available below.
  2. Each person must provide provide a copy of their Clemson University XID card.
  3. Each person must provide a copy of their driver's license.
  4. Each person must provide a copy of proof of local residency. This can be any official document that includes the person's name, current local address, and a recent date. Please try to conserve paper: DO NOT attach an entire lease agreement.
  5. Each carpool applicant must have and provide a copy of proof of their own separate vehicle ownership (vehicle registration).
  6. Each carpool applicant must provide verification of their weekly schedule from an advisor or supervisor if the applicant has a set schedule for on-campus employment, research, or other duties not reflected in their iRoar class schedule (for confirmation that all participants in group share similar weekday schedules 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least 4 days per week)

Download the Application to Submit with Required Documents

Have a group member bring in the application to the Parking and Transportation Services office, along with copies of each participant's Clemson University XID card, proof of separate vehicle ownership, driver's license, proof of local residence, and any supplemental schedule information. Upon approval, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up the carpool permits.

Carpool permits may take up to three business days to process and may take longer the first week of the semester.  Students and employees must display valid annual or temporary daily commuter or employee permits as needed to park on campus while they wait for their carpool applications to be processed. You may NOT park in a carpool space until you receive and display your new carpool decal.

Any changes to the carpool participants must be declared to Parking Services within 3 business days. This includes deletion or changes to the members. Any loss of a carpool participant by change in affiliation or any abuse or deception by any member in the carpool program is grounds for surrendering the carpool permit. Any type of falsification or improper use of carpool parking permit or persistent violations are grounds for citations, impoundment of vehicle, or revocation of parking privileges for a faculty, staff or student. Misuse includes, but is not limited to, displaying hangtag in a vehicle not registered to the carpool and affixing carpool permit to vehicles not registered in the carpool.

If the total participant count of the carpool falls below 2, the carpool will be disbanded and the members will be required to obtain normal parking permits.