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Main campus parking permit fee to increase for 2018-19

Pic of Parking spotsParking permit increases have been approved for the 2018-19 academic year for faculty, staff and students who park on Clemson’s main campus.

All employees making over $50,000 per year will see an increase of 10 percent to their current rate (ranging from $0.58 to $1.67 per pay period). Daily campus parking permits will go from $2 to $3; annual motorcycle and moped permits will go from $30 to $36; Park-N-Ride permits will increase from $24 to $50; and parking meter hourly costs will increase from $1.25 to $2. Students will pay an additional $16 annually.

“As Clemson continues to grow with new buildings, renovated facilities and expanded classroom and study areas, parking is moving away from the center of campus,” said Dan Hofmann, director of Parking and Transportation services. “To get ahead of the demand and to relieve parking congestion, the Parking and Transportation Services team has been looking ahead for solutions to accommodate faculty, staff and student commuters.”

One of those solutions is remote parking. Hofmann said that nearly 400 spaces have been added as a result of the two new Park-N-Ride lots, which opened last year — lot R-06 at the intersection of highways 76 and 93, and lot P-02 at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center off of Highway 93. A reduced rate has made the option popular among faculty, staff and students. With shuttles operating every 10-15 minutes, the Park-N-Ride lots offer reliable transit and parking convenience to commuters.

Parking permit renewals and sales are available on the Parking & Transportation Services home page.