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Driving Directions, Bus Unloading Procedures, Parking Information


Parking will prove to be the most challenging part of using Tillman Hall. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of available, visitor, parking on a business day in the middle of our busy campus. Please carefully review all drop-off procedures and bus/car parking information, have a parking plan in advance, and know that it is going to take some extra time on Friday morning. Thank you in advance for your patience!

Bus Unloading Procedures

Unfortunately, full-sized buses cannot pull into Gantt Circle (the horseshoe) in front of Tillman Hall to unload – there is not enough room to navigate the circle and exit. Instead…

      • All buses will unload on the right side of Calhoun Drive. We have reserved all 12 of the green parking spaces leading up to Tillman Hall to serve as a bus pull-off area/unloading zone. A parking services attendant will be on hand to direct and assist.  Pull off the road, onto the green parking spaces, and all the way forward if there is space in the unloading zone. Quickly unload your students and send your bus to the parking areas. There is a 2-minute loading/unloading time limit and room for three to four buses to unload at a time.
      • Do not stop your bus outside of the bus loading zone, or block traffic any time.
      • If there isn’t room to pull over into the unloading zone (too many buses ahead of you, or traffic stacked up behind you), you must be prepared to loop around and try again.
        • To make a loop: Pass Tillman and take the first right onto Fort Hill St. At the bottom of the hill at the stop sign, turn right onto Williamson (in front of football stadium). Pass the football stadium and turn left onto the Avenue of Champions. Pass Littlejohn Coliseum and at the light, turn left onto Perimeter/Pearman and follow it all the way around to the other side of campus. Pass the South Carolina Botanical Gardens and at the next light, turn left onto Newman Road. At the second light, turn left onto S.C. Highway 93/Cox Boulevard/Old Greenville Highway and begin the approach to campus/Tillman Hall again. This is marked on the map. Be sure to exchange cell phone numbers with your driver so that you can coordinate pick up!

If you are eating in Schilletter Dining Hall after the exam or walking over to Long/Jordan halls, a convenient pickup location is in front of the Hendrix Center. To see a map, search for “Hendrix Student Center, McMillan Road, Clemson, SC” on Google Maps. Call for your bus only when you are ready to board and depart.

Bus Parking (see map)

After unloading, buses have only one parking option this year:

      • Park on Perimeter Road in the bus pull off area (expanded shoulder), above the football practice fields and across the street from the R3 lot — park to conserve space as 10 buses will need to park in this area.

Bus drivers may catch the free CAT bus (orange route) at the corner of Centennial and the Ave of Champions (or the corner of Centennial/ Ravenel) to ride back to Tillman (get off at the Hardin Hall stop).CAT buses are scheduled to arrive every 7 minutes. See the CAT bus schedule at or in real time by downloading the free my.Clemson app to your smartphone or tablet from Google Play or the App Store. It is only a 7 to 10 minute walk from the parking lot to Tillman.

Car or Van Parking 

This is the most challenging part of using our location, Tillman Hall and the scarcity of parking on a business day in the middle of our busy campus. Please review the information below, the parking maps online, have a parking plan in advance and know that it is going to take some extra time on Friday morning.

Metered parking ($2/hour)

Cars or vans may be parked in a marked metered space. Metered spaces fill quickly in the mornings. The meters closest to Tillman Hall are:

      • next to and behind Sikes Hall
      • on Fort Hill St (across from Holmes or McCabe)
      • in Bryan Circle (in front of Mauldin or Lever — high rise dorm)
      • or next to the library (Cooper)

An online list of meter locations can be found at

Metered parking is $2/hour. Payment options include quarters, $1.00 bills, and credit and debit cards. Each metered lots has signage that identifies the metered spaces as well as the location of the meter. Look for the white “P” on the side of a pay station and the black, bronze and white “Pay Meter Here” signs. These signs display directions on how to pay the multi-space pay station. Be aware of the time limits and make plans to return and feed the meter if necessary to avoid ticketing.

Metered spaces can be located by downloading the Parker app to find space availability in real-time or by checking the meter map, Parker is an app that will provide turn-by-turn directions to open visitor parking spaces on campus. The app will also tell you how many spaces are available at that moment in time. Parker is available for iPhones in the Apple App Store and for Android phones in the Google Play Store.