Parking and Transportation

Parking Services is no longer a freestanding office. Rest assured! All of your parking and transportation needs will be handled through Campus Services HQ, a helpful new resource for information and answers to any questions you have about campus housing, dining, vending, your Cougar Card, campus parking and transportation.

To get in touch with Campus Services HQ about parking, give us a call at 843.953.1100 or email us. You’ll find us at 162 Calhoun Street.

Parking and transportation information can still be found via the navigation menu on the left.

March 19, 2021, update for employees

If you did not purchase a parking permit for the 2020-2021 academic year or purchased a part-time parking permit, please read below about how to obtain a permit or exchange a part-time permit for a regular permit.

Employees who need to buy a permit or exchange a part-time permit for a regular permit should go to Campus Services HQ at 162 Calhoun Street. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. If you are unable to come in before you return to the office and would like for us to set aside a permit for you, please notify us by email at

Please park in one of the parking garages or metered spaces (normal fees and rates will apply) to get your pass and then you may move your car after you get your permit. Reminder: Permits are required in all College of Charleston surface lots. Vehicles parked without a permit will be subject to ticketing. 

Available permits will be issued or reserved on a first come, first served basis to employees. Permit prices will be pro-rated based on date of issuance. We have filled parking spaces in surface lots that became vacant in August when some employees opted to not renew their permits for the 2020-2021 academic year. If an employee chose not to renew their permit in August and now requires parking, their new lot/garage assignment will be made on a space-available basis.  

Vehicles parked in a College of Charleston parking lot must have a valid permit properly displayed to avoid receiving a parking citation. Parking services issues parking permits for all surface parking lots and magnetic access cards for several garages located near campus.

NOTE: The College of Charleston assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any motor vehicle or its contents at any time that the vehicle is operated on campus or parked in a College lot or garage.

For information on CARTA and CARTA Express routes, please visit

For information about the Enterprise CarShare program (currently on hold due to COVID-19), please contact the Downtown Enterprise Branch at 843.723.6215.