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Sonoco Institute

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Clemson University is located in South Carolina halfway between Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, N.C.

By car: From Interstate 85, take exit 19, travel west toward Clemson on S.C. 28/U.S. 76 for 10 miles until S.C. 93. Turn left onto S.C. 93 and follow the signs to Clemson University.

Click the links below for driving directions from major airports to the Harris A. Smith Building and to the Martin Inn.

GSP to the Sonoco Institute, GSP to the Martin Inn (from I-85 heading south)

CLT to the Sonoco Institute, CLT to the Martin Inn (from I-85 heading south)

ATL to the Sonoco Institute, ATL to the Martin Inn (from I-85 heading north)

Parking Map: To find parking area E-3, enter "Lambda Street, Clemson" into your GPS.

Airport Shuttles

The closest airport is Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP), 50 miles from Clemson. The Atlanta airport (ATL) is 140 miles southwest, and the Charlotte (CLT) airport is 130 miles northeast. Get more information on the Airport Shuttle Service from all local airports around Clemson University here.

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The James Martin Inn is located on the Walker Golf Facility and Hartwell Lake, minutes away from the Sonoco Institute and Clemson University. The Martin Inn has provided Sonoco Institute guests with the reservation code SONOCO for a discounted rate of $129/$149. You can reach the Martin Inn online or at 864-654-9020.

The Abernathy hotel is also located just minutes away from the Sonoco Institute on Old Greenville Hwy near downtown College Avenue. The Abernathy has offered our guests a discounted rate of $138. Please enjoy this discount by calling the hotel directly at 864-654-5299 and mentioning "Sonoco," emailing E.J. Taylor, Sales Manager, at or by directly booking your stay using the Sonoco Institute Direct Booking Link.

The Courtyard Marriott, located at 201 Canoy Ln. in Clemson, has offered our guests a 10% discount off of the regularly scheduled rack rate on any given night. Call the hotel at 864-654-8833 and ask for the "Graphic Packaging" rate for a total.

The Best Western Plus at 1310 Tiger Blvd. in Clemson has offered our guests a discounted room rate of $94 plus tax. Rate includes breakfast at The Alumni Restaurant. Call the hotel at 864-986-6200 and identify that you are with the Sonoco Institute to book.

Other recommended Clemson hotels include:
Hampton Inn, 864-653-7744
Holiday Inn Express, 864-654-9410
Sleep Inn, 864-653-6000
The Inn at Patrick Square, 864-643-0600

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The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics | 311 Harris A. Smith Building, Fernow Street, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634