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Housing - Transportation - Area Information

Clemson's automotive engineering program is located on the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville, South Carolina. The CU-ICAR campus is roughly 45 minutes from the university's main campus in Clemson, SC.

Clemson does not offer university housing in the Greenville area. The Department of Automotive Engineering does have contacts at several apartment complexes near the CU-ICAR campus. Remember to mention “Lee Davis with CU-ICAR” when communicating with representatives from the complexes listed below.

This information is only meant as a resource for students. The Department of Automotive Engineering is not responsible for housing. Any questions regarding apartments and fees should be directed to the managers. All apartments are unfurnished.

Waterside Greene Apartment Homes  (Approximately five miles from campus - formerly known as Candleton Apartments)
Contact: Jim Sweet
741 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864)329-0591
Shuttle service is provided.

Innovation Apartments
Contact: Connie Clemens
75 Innovation Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864)675-1531
50% off application fee, waived processing fee for ICAR students and staff

The Vinings at Laurel Creek
Contact: Kim McCall
3434 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864)567-1201

Laurel Woods Apartments (Approximately two miles from CU-ICAR campus)
Contact: Ali Haralson
350 Fairforest Way
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864)288-7073
Fax: (864)288-7068

Avana at Carolina Point (Approximately two miles from CU-ICAR campus)
Contact: Kim Graffitti
201 Carolina Point Parkway
Greenville, SC 29607

When visiting websites or talking with apartment managers, students must make sure that they are aware of additional fees that may be charged in addition to rent. These are usually one time fees to be paid before moving in. Typically, these could include an application fee, administrative fee, and/or security deposit. Other fees may be charged at the discretion of apartment management.

Students will be asked to provide a record of at least one year of rental history. Those who cannot provide at least one year of rental history may be required to pay one month’s rent in advance. Almost all apartment complexes perform criminal background and credit checks on all potential occupants. Housing can be denied to anyone who fails the background screening.

Finally, students need to inquire about which utility charges they will be responsible for. Sometimes complexes will include some utilities (cable, water, sewer or trash) in the rent. It is a student’s responsibility to ask about inclusions. Students do not have to purchase cable television service but they will have to pay for water, sewer, and trash if indicated by the apartment complex.

There are a number of transportation options for CU-ICAR students.

The Greenlink St. Francis-CU-ICAR shuttle is a 12.5 mile loop runs from the St. Francis Eastside Hospital on Patewood Drive, along Woodruff Road to Waterside Apartments, onto Verdae Boulevard and passes the Route 8 shelter with connections to downtown Greenville. The loop then heads to Laurens Road and the St. Francis Millennium campus at Innovation Drive, before stopping at CU-ICAR off Millennium Boulevard and returning to St. Francis Eastside.  The shuttle runs every 30 minutes. The current operation schedule* is Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The shuttle does not run on Sunday.  Current route map - 

Tiger Connection links the CU-ICAR campus with Clemson at the Falls, University Center, and the Patewood Campus. Please review the PDF to see the route (inset map on page 2) and the schedule (pages 5-6). This service does not run on weekends or university holidays.

Tiger Commute links CU-ICAR with Clemson's main campus. Please review the PDF to see the route (page 2) and schedule (pages 3-4 and 6). This service does not run on weekends or university holidays.

For questions about the Tiger Connection and Tiger Commute services, please contact Clemson Parking and Transportation Services at 864-656-2270.

In addition to these services, CU-ICAR now offers the WeCar vehicle sharing service. For more information, click here.

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