Heavy traffic is anticipated for high school commencement weekend and parking near the Colonial Life Arena and the Koger Center will be very limited. To avoid unnecessary parking delays, University of South Carolina Parking Services strongly encourages you to share the information below and the attached parking map with those planning on attending the commencement ceremonies.
Parking for Graduates
Graduates should park in Horizon garage and ride the USC Shuttle to the Colonial Life Arena. The shuttle will run 2 hours before the ceremony and 1 hour after. Allow 15 minutes for shuttle transports to and from the arena.
Parking for Attendees
Park and ride shuttle service is available to those attending high school commencement at the Colonial Life Arena. Shuttles from Pendleton Street and Senate Street garages will start 2 hours before the ceremony and will run until 1 hour after the ceremony. Parking in Pendleton Street garage is limited to metered spaces, which will be free of charge. Vehicles parking in non-metered spaces are subject to ticket and tow. Metered parking spaces are also available on Senate Street, College Street, and Sumter Street in front of the USC Horseshoe. Shuttles will also pick up/drop off in front of the Horseshoe. Allow 15 minutes for shuttle transports to and from the arena.
This lot is located in front of the Colonial Life Arena. Enter on Devine Street. Parking in this lot will require a Handicap placard or License plate.
Additional parking garages are available on the corner of Lincoln and Pendleton streets and on the corner of Washington and Lincoln streets. This will not have a park and ride shuttle service. Parking here may require a fee.