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Student Accessibility Services

Transportation Accommodations

Student Accessibility Services and Parking and Transportation Services work to ensure that students with temporary and permanent mobility impairments have equal access to campus.

Steps to Request Transportation Accommodations

  1. Submit appropriate medical documentation (PDF) 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. 

  2. Students must submit the short-term transportation request form (PDF) and return it to Student Accessibility Services. 
    This information can be emailed or hand delivered to Student Accessibility Services.

    1. Email:

    2. Office: Academic Success Center Building, Suite 239

  3. 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.

  4. The student will then go to Parking Services to pick up their temporary parking permit and/or mobility scooter. Please allow 72 hours for Student Accessibility Services and Parking Services to process your request.

Parking Services is located at 310 Klugh Ave. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking Services can be reached by phone at 864-656-2270 or by email at

For transportation emergencies after hours, contact CUPD at 864-656-2222.

A Clemson CAT bus pulls up to a stop among trees flush with fall colors

Types of Transportation Accommodations

Temporary Accessible Parking Permit

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 to park in accessible parking spaces on campus. When these are properly displayed, parking is permitted in ADA, unrestricted employee, student and metered parking spaces (at no charge).

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 and Transportation Services to register this tag for use on campus.

Mobility Scooters

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 and Transportation 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 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.

Point-to-Point Transportation

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 are available through Parking and Transportation Services. Point-to-point transportation is available for main campus class-to-class transportation only, and this service can take up to 3 business days to coordinate. This service is intended to be implemented on a consistent basis, is based on the student’s registered course schedule, and is not on-demand.


Clemson Area Transit (CAT)

CAT has accessible buses and multiple routes. Routes and maps are published and can be accessed at Occasional route deviations can be pre-arranged through Student Accessibility Services. The normal CATbus 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 CATbus website!

Parking and Transportation Services 

CATbus Routes