Parking Information



Graduates and guests may use the nearby garages for parking and are welcome to use alternative transportation (e.g., walk, bike, carpool, ride CARTA buses, use car services).   

Garage parking will be available in the core of campus at the following locations:

  • The George Garage, located at 34 St. Philip Street between George and Liberty Streets (next to CVS)
  • The College’s St. Philip Street Garage, located at 81 St. Philip Street between Vanderhorst and Calhoun Streets (next to the BellSouth building)

The hourly rate for these locations is $1 per half hour, or portion thereof, with a daily maximum of $18 per day.

There is also a City of Charleston surface lot located at 31 George Street. Parking at this location is pre-paid at the entrance and the pricing schedule is as follows:

  • $3 for a half hour
  • $6 for an hour
  • $9 for 1.5 hours
  • $12 for 2 hours
  • $18 for 3 hours
  • $40 for all day

The College of Charleston surface parking lots will be available only to faculty, staff and students working the ceremonies.

Accessible Parking

Persons with a valid state-issued placard can park in a garage free of charge. Upon exiting, the driver must present their driver's license to the cashier for verification. Cashier hours vary by location; please check signage at the garage entrance for cashier hours to ensure one will be on duty when you exit.

Visitors to the College of Charleston who require accessible parking should park at a meter or in a garage.


Sonya Allen, Parking Manager

College of Charleston Campus Services


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