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PARKING/TRANSIT: Football game day information

Will you be in Clemson during the game? If you have a car parked on campus or plan to drive a car on campus or around town this weekend, read the following information and heed the warnings to avoid the expense and frustration of your car being towed from a space designated as reserved football parking.

 

If you are interested in general information, please see the Clemson Athletics website. If you live or work on campus, please see below.

 

Here’s what you need to know:


  • Parking regulations for home football games supersede all other parking regulations.

  • Parking regulations for home football games will be enforced 12 hours before the start of each game.

  • Entrance into IPTAY parking areas on game days is controlled by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Only vehicles with a valid IPTAY parking permit will be allowed to enter, drive through or park in IPTAY parking areas.

  • Parking lots open at 6 a.m. for noon and 1 p.m. games and at 8 a.m. for all other kickoff times.

  • Employees leaving personal vehicles on campus while traveling should be familiar with the football schedule to avoid parking in reserved lots on game days and being towed. All towed vehicles can be retrieved from CUPD 24/7.

  • All federal, state and university vehicles are to be moved to an east campus perimeter parking lots 12 hours prior to all home football games.

  • A current map of how parking is allocated on game days is available online at: http://www.iptaycuad.com/pdf9/5450922.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=28500.

  • C1 Parking 

Parked cars must be vacated from the following areas within two hours of the conclusion of the game:

  • Walker Golf Course practice range off Old Stadium Road

  • Gated gravel parking areas adjacent to aquaculture and fisheries ponds in the Calhoun Bottoms

  • Gated area at the Walker Course maintenance building and the golf course area across Cherry Road

Resident students who move their vehicles from the west side (R-3 parking lot, Press Rd, and Centennial Blvd) to R-1, R-2, R-4 Ext., R-6, and Kite Hill must vacate these areas and return their vehicles to west side resident-student lots by 6 p.m. on Sundays following home games.

Residence hall students who are required to relocate their cars may park at the R-1 lot (across from the Fire Department) on McMillan Road. If the R-1 lot fills, students may also find parking in parking lot R-2 near the Fire Department, R-1 extension located on Morrison Road in Thornhill Village, R-4 extension between R-2 and Lightsey Bridge and R-6 parking lot. Additional spaces are also available on Kite Hill and are accessible from with the R-1 lot. All spaces in C-1 (formerly known as “The Pit”) and R-3 parking lots as well as Centennial Blvd and Press Rd must be vacated.


**No parking on roadways inside of resident lots (R-1 and R-2) that will prohibit the traffic flow or safety within the lot. Any vehicles impeding traffic flow are subject to being towed.


Students may move their cars beginning Friday evening and continuing through the weekend. All cars must be cleared from reserved IPTAY lots by the time towing begins -- 12-hours prior to the announced kick-off time of the game.


Resident students who move their vehicles to R-1, R-2, R-4 Ext, R-6 and Kite Hill must vacate these areas and return their vehicles to resident-student lots by 6 p.m. on Sundays following home games or you may be issued a citation.


Tiger Transit will operate a "Car Relocation Shuttle" with stops at R-1, R-2, R-6, Bryan Circle at Cherry Rd, Core Campus on Fort Hill Street, and R-3 parking lot, during the following service hours:

  • Friday – 6 p.m. until midnight

  • Saturday – Varies based on game time

  • Sunday – 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tiger Transit is also available from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. nightly to provide transportation to and from parking lots. Tiger Transit will not operate for two hours following the end of the game to allow time for traffic to disperse.


Log on to http://tigertransit.clemson.edu or call 864-656-3333 to request a ride.

All vehicles parked in lots and numbered spaces reserved for football parking must be moved no later than 12 hours prior to the start of home games.

  • C-1 Commuter lot: All orange spaces in the entire lot are reserved. All orange spaces, including those without Tiger Paw markings, must be vacated 12 hours prior to kickoff. In previous years when only a portion of this lot was used for football parking, the reserved spaces were marked with orange Tiger Paws; however, the Paws have no relevance in this year’s parking plan.

  • Employee lot: E-1 (Hendrix Student Center) reserved for IPTAY placards. A select number of spaces closes to the Biosystems Research Complex are reserved for faculty and staff who are required to work on game days.

  • Employee lot: E-6 (behind Sikes Hall) reserved for ADA placards only.

  • Parkway Drive (from lot E-6, behind Sikes Hall, behind Bryan Mall, and Cherry Road) and Cherry Road reserved for ADA placards only.

  • Employee lot: E-2 (P&A / Life Sciences lot) and Jersey Lane

  • Employee lot: E-21 (old Gravel lot on Cherry Rd.)

  • Commuter & Employee lot: C-11 & E-22 (Brooks Center)

  • Employee lot: E-24 (Pecan Grove gravel lot at Calhoun Courts)

  • Employee lot: E-25 (orange spaces in the gravel lot next to the Esso)

  • Library E-15 lot: (east of R.M. Cooper Library)

  • Employee Lot: (Strom Thurmond Circle)
  • Employee spaces behind Newman Hall and Redfern will be available for faculty and staff who are required to work on game days. Only vehicles displaying a current faculty/staff permit will be allowed to park in this area.

  • Resident lots: R-3 & R-3 extension (Centennial Blvd and Press Rd) (See information above on alternate parking for relocating students.)

  • All Commuter lots: C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-7, C-8, C-9, C-11, C-12, C-13, 15 and temporary commuter lot 2A

  • All Employee lots: E-3, E-4, E-5, E-7, E-11, E-12, E-14, E-16, E-18. The entire E-5 lot, off Heisman Street and adjacent to the motor pool, is reserved parking for football games.

  • Any-Permit lots: P-2, P-3, P-4, P-6

  • All West Campus Streets: Ravenel Road, Avenue of Champions, Centennial Boulevard, Williamson Road, Heisman Street, Kappa Street, Klugh Avenue (except authorized vehicles in service vehicle spaces), Press Road, South Palmetto Boulevard including the Lee Hall cul-de-sac. Calhoun Drive, Fernow Street and Fort Hill Street will also be reserved this year.

  • Calhoun Drive, from Sikes Hall to Tillman Hall and Sirrine Hall, including the circle

  • Fernow Street, from Calhoun Drive to South Palmetto Boulevard

  • Fort Hill Street, from Calhoun Drive to Williamson Road, including lot E- 32 at the Trustee House and on-street parking in front of the John C. Calhoun House, also known as Fort Hill.

  • Hillside at University Ridge - this hillside, adjacent to the Alumni Center and bordered by S.C. 93, Sherman Street and Oak Terrace, will be reserved for IPTAY parking.

  • Employee spaces located on Oak Terrace and North Palmetto Boulevard, will be reserved for IPTAY parking.

  • E-8 & E-9 - Employee spaces located around the Human Resources building, will be reserved for IPTAY parking.

Clemson has 15,000 parking spaces that are assigned to IPTAY donors each year — that means a large contingent of fans must find parking elsewhere. This parking is also available for students with commuter permits who do not have IPTAY parking passes.


Free general public parking for game-day visitors is available:


  • Off Perimeter Road, east of Cherry Road (excluding reserved lots)

  • Kite Hill at the intersection Perimeter Rd and US76

Check out the 2017 Football Fan Guide at: https://spark.adobe.com/page/55kMK3zfzT58Y/.


Paid parking options available to visitors:

Clemson welcomes parents of students to visit campus whenever possible and makes a special parking permit available to them. However, these "Proud Tiger Parent" permits are subject to the same restrictions as employee and student permits and are not valid in reserved/restricted spaces on game day or any other day.

These permits allow visiting parents of Clemson students to park in any legal space on campus except for restricted/reserved spaces. On game days, that means that if a vehicle bearing a parent permit is left in a lot reserved for football within 12 hours of kickoff, it will be towed at the owner's expense.

In general, it is best to avoid parking on the West side campus. If a parent parks East of Cherry Rd, the risk of being towed is greatly diminished.

If a parent does park on the West side of campus, please leave a contact number visible on the dash, and if the vehicle needs to move, that parent can be contacted and asked to move instead of being towed. This is not a guarantee to not being towed. General public parking for game-day visitors is available:

  • Off Perimeter Road, east of Cherry Road

  • Off S.C. Highway 93, west of campus


Check out the 2017 Football Fan Guide here for more detailed information. https://spark.adobe.com/page/55kMK3zfzT58Y/ Paid parking is also available at the Clemson University Beach property on S.C. 93, C-1 parking lot and at various church and business lots in downtown Clemson.

These areas will be designated for employees only on days of home football games. This parking will be available for Aramark, facilities and other university employees who must work on game days. Vehicles entering and parking in these areas must display a valid employee parking permit:

  • Behind Newman Hall and Redfern Health Center

  • Last two aisles of E-1 parking lot closest to Biosystems Research Complex

  • Bryan Circle

  • Barre Hall metered parking in front

As with all weekends, Clemson Area Transit (CAT) buses do not run on campus during weekend games. ADA shuttles, however, are in service. Contact CAT at 864-654-2287 for more information. Please note that regularly scheduled off campus routes remain in service. The Red Route is in operation with a route deviation to avoid College Avenue and Sikes Hall. The only on-campus bus stop location is Cherry Rd @ Bryan Circle.


Transit Service on gameday is available from the following areas: C-1 parking lot, Snow Center, Seneca Creek Meadows Lot, Newspring Church, and Sikes Hall (lot and transit is reserved for ADA patrons).

  • C-1 parking lot: shuttle operates from when the parking lot opens until one hour after kick off

  • Snow Center / Seneca Creek Meadows / Newspring Church: Shuttle operates from when the parking lots open until one hour post-game

  • Sikes Hall ADA Shuttle: shuttle operates three hours pregame until one hour post game. Shuttle is limited to the ADA patron and one assistant.

Transportation is available to assist students who must relocate their cars for football games. Resident students who move their vehicles to R-1, R-2, R-6 and Kite Hill must vacate these areas and return their vehicles to residentstudent lots by 6 p.m. on Sundays following home games.


Tiger Transit will operate a "Car Relocation Shuttle" with stops at R-1, R-2, R-6, Bryan Circle at Cherry Rd, Core Campus on Fort Hill Street, and R-3 parking lot, during the following service hours:

  • Friday – 6 p.m. until midnight

  • Saturday – Varies based on game time

  • Sunday – 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tiger Transit also is available from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. nightly to provide transportation to and from parking lots. Tiger Transit will not operate for two hours following the end of the game to allow time for traffic to disperse. Call (864) 656-3333 or log on to https://clemson-new.ridecell.com/request to request a ride.

No vehicles are to be driven through or parked in these areas. Vehicles parked illegally will be towed at the owner's expense from these areas:

  • Bowman Field

  • The lawn bordered by R.M. Cooper Library, Strom Thurmond Institute and Barre Hall

  • The park-like area bordered by Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive near the Trustee House