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Clemson Parking and Transportation Services


Winter Break Employee Permits for Student Research Assistant

Employee passes available for graduate students with continuing research over the winter break with written request from faculty.

Due to the surplus of parking over the Winter break, students with a valid student parking permit may obtain a temporary employee pass allowing them to park in designated green spaces from Monday, December 13, 2021 to Sunday, January 9, 2022. Students approved for this pass will receive an additional placard that must be displayed on the dash in addition to a valid student parking permit on the vehicle.


Based on current construction projects, parking lots available for assignment are E-01, E-02, E-03, E-04, E-21, E-27 or Williamson Rd.


Students with Graduate Assistant (GA) parking permits are permitted to park in the above stated lots Dec 13 to Jan 9 without completing the below application. Displaying a valid GA permit is sufficient.


Students without a GA parking permit will need to complete the application process. Applications are being accepted starting Tuesday, November 30.  


To obtain such a pass, the requesting student must submit all of the following information to Parking and Transportation Services at parking@clemson.edu to receive the temporary pass. Parking and Transportation Services is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located on the 4th (ground) floor of the University Union.

  1. Written certification from the faculty advisor on departmental letterhead that the student is performing research for them throughout the summer. This letter shall include:
    • Name of the student and XID number,
    • Work location and schedule,
    • Reason for the request, and
  2. Make, model, and license plate of the student’s vehicle. (Note: supplemental permit limited to one vehicle.)

All requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis and parking assignments are based on availability. All requests must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 9. If your request is submitted after Dec. 9, it will not be approved.


After approval, all passes must be picked up in Parking and Transportation Services by Thursday, December 16 at 4:30 p.m. The pass shall be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard in conjunction with a valid university student parking permit on the vehicle.