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Graduation Information

May 29 2018

Parking for Graduates
Blossom Street Garage — Located at 1300 Blossom Street. 

Graduates should park in this garage and ride the USC Shuttle to the Lincoln Street side of the Colonial Life Arena. Shuttle will pickup from the Colonial Life Arena at the corner of Sumter and Blossom streets.

Parking for Attendees
Complimentary Parking in the following parking areas on a first come, first served basis.

Senate Street Garage — Entrance is located on the corner of Senate and Pickens streets. Shuttle pickup to the Colonial Life Arena will be at the corner of Pickens and Pendleton streets.

Pendleton Street Garage — Entrance is located on the corner of Pendleton and Pickens streets. Park only in the metered parking spaces. Vehicles parked in non-metered spaces are subject to ticket and tow. Shuttle pickup to the Colonial Life Arena will be at the corner of Pickens and Pendleton streets.

In addition, there are metered spaces available on Senate Street, near the Senate Street and Pendleton Street garages, College Street and Sumter Street in front of the USC Horseshoe. A USC Shuttle will pick up at the Burns Building entrance on the corner of Sumter and College Street to ride to the Colonial Life Arena.

Disability Parking
FS4 — Disability Parking — Located in the front of the Colonial Life Arena, surrounded by Greene, Gadsden, Devine, and Lincoln Streets. Enter on Devine Street. Parking in this lot will require a Handicap placard or License plate.

Additional Parking may be available for a fee at the locations below:

Park Street Garage — Located at 1007 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Parking fee is $5.00 per car. Entrance is located on the corner of Lincoln and Pendleton streets. (No shuttle available)

Lincoln Street Garage — Located at 820 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Parking fee is an hourly rate. Entrance is located on the corner of Lincoln and Washington Streets. (No shuttle available)

Horizon Garage — Located at 521 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Parking Fee is at an hourly rate. Entrance is located on the corner of Wheat and Main Streets. Shuttle pickup to the Colonial Life Arena will be at the corner of Sumter and Blossom streets. (No shuttle available)

Innovista Parking LLC. — Located at 851 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201 (formerly  known as the Discovery Garage). Families and friends attending a graduation ceremony can easily pay for parking spaces in advance at www.innovistaparking.com or pay with credit card or cash upon entry. The garage is only a block away from the Colonial Life Arena on Park Street, between College Street and Greene Street. Guarantee yourself a parking spot and plan ahead!


*Shuttle pickup/drop off for the Colonial Life Arena will be at the corner of College and Lincoln Street.




Security

There has been an addition to the security process for all High School Graduations. 

Along with the Bag Checks at all entrances into the facility, there are now metal detectors at all entrances. This process is known as wanding.

Bag check and wanding will be at all patron entrances to the facility. 

Wanding and bag checks will also take place at the back door for graduates. Graduates, you must be on time.

Graduates, please carry only what you need (keys, cell phones, wallets etc.) in order o help the process move quickly and smoothly. As you enter the back door, please have graduation gowns unzipped and take everything out of your pockets and hold it in your hands.