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2019 Graduation Information

May 30 2019

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June 7

 

 8:00 AM

 

 White Knoll High 

   

 12:00 PM 

 

 River Bluff High 

   

 4:00 PM 

 

 Pelion High 

         

June 8

 

 8:00 AM

 

 Lexington High 

   

 12:00 PM 

 

 Gilbert High 


Address
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Get directions to the Colonial Life Arena here.


PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES

Available on the day of the show (typically $10-20 CASH ONLY). No advance parking sales. *Prices are determined by owners/operators.


Parking for Graduates:

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 pickup to the Colonial Life Arena will be at the corner of Sumter and Blossom streets.


Parking for Attendees:
Complimentary Parking in the following areas based 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.

Additionally, there are metered spaces available on Senate Street, near the Senate Street and Pendleton Street garages as well as, 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 at 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)

Discovery GarageLocated at 851 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Entrance is located on Park Street. Parking fee unknown. This garage is owned by Republic Parking Services. (No shuttle available)

2019 graduation parking map

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

Click here for parking map.




VENUE ENTRY
Doors 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.

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A search will be conducted at all venue entry points and all guests entering the venue will be subject to handheld wand screening and bag checks. Clear bags are required. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and allow ample time for processing. 

While bags are not encouraged, the following outlines the bags that are permitted (All bags are subject to search):

Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" -- A logo no larger than 4.5" x 3.4" can be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag.

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" -- approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap

Medically necessary items (after proper inspection and tagging)

Diapers and additional baby supplies may be carried in a clear bag. Family members, including children, are allowed to carry an approved bag into the arena.


Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:

Purses larger than a clutch bag

Briefcases

Backpacks

Fanny packs

Cinch/Drawstring bags

Luggage of any kind

Computer bags

Diaper bags

Binocular cases

Camera bags


View clear bag policy here.


SAFETY AND SECURITY

No outside food and beverages

No golf umbrellas/large umbrellas

No strollers (except those modified to accommodate handicap patrons)

No Laser pointers

No bull horns, air horns or any noise makers

No confetti or stickers

No fireworks, firearms or weapons of any kind

No backpacks or large bags/purses

No glass bottles, aluminum cans or empty bottles of any kind

No banners or posters

No pompoms

No flags

No ice chests (coolers) or thermos containers

No distribution of leaflets and brochures

No aerosol cans

No skateboards or roller blades

No stools or folding chairs

No sticks or clubs (including sticks attached to signs)

No water bottles or mugs

No animals (unless certified for patrons with disabilites)

No beach balls or other inflatable items

No balloons (including helium)

No flowers in glass vases (wrapped flowers only)

No gifts, presents, gift bags or baskets

No inappropriate attire as determined by the school district

No professional cameras/extended lenses

No Tripods (Uni-pods only)

No professional photography equipment

No selfie sticks

No laptops or tablets

No video cameras

No disruptive use of cellphone


Click here to see all other policies.