SC State Faculty & Staff Parking Information for the Week of Debate

Friday, April 20, 2007



The time has come for us to implement the appropriate changes on our campus that were discussed with you during the university-wide meeting, which took place March 6, 2007 at the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Auditorium. Please note that as of MIDNIGHT MONDAY, 12:00 AM, April 23, 2007 we will initiate a new parking policy that will be effective until 6:00 AM Saturday, April 28th. We kindly ask that you use the Russell or Goff Street entrance (located at the back near the stadium) to access the campus and park in the lots adjacent to Buckley Street the week of April 23rd. Additionally, in an effort to support the President's Health Initiative (PHI), we encourage anyone who is able to walk the campus to do so. It is our preference that we become a pedestrian campus the week of the debate; however, we do realize there may be some of you who are unable to comply with this request. In the spirit of great health, please consider walking the campus … and feel free to enjoy the aesthetic changes we’ve made to university while you do!

I am sure you will extend your full cooperation and patience to the University’s Police Department and Transportation Center as we adjust our parking policy to accommodate the needs of the debate. Detailed information about the parking changes are below.

Effective: Monday, April 23, 2007 until Friday, April 27, 2007*
*normal parking will resume when you return to work Friday morning, April 27th

As of midnight (12:00 AM), Monday, April 23, 2007, vehicular traffic on the campus of South Carolina State University is closed and will be restricted only to the following vehicles:

• Service/Fleet (with state license tags)
• Emergency
• Law Enforcement/Police
• Designated Media/Press (with appropriate credentials)
• Candidate Transportation

All other vehicles are required to park in the lots on, or adjacent to, Buckley Street. Beginning Monday, April 23, 2007 ALL vehicles must park in the following locations:

• Smith-Hammond-Middleton (SHM) parking lot
• Felton Laboratory - field parking
• Mitchell Hall - field parking
• Nix Hall parking lot
• Staley Hall – field parking (and surrounding areas)

Please note that parking will not be available on Gilyard or State Streets, and that parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, during this time, we cannot honor reserved spaces located in the above noted parking areas. Additionally, kindly remember that the law designates parking for handicapped motorists and emergency vehicles (labeled fire-zone). The changes to the parking policy DO NOT mean those designated parking spaces are free for everyone to use. Anyone found parking in those spaces without the proper documentation visibly exposed will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense!


A shuttle service will be provided due to the changes made to campus parking. The schedule will run as follows:

• One (1) shuttle will run beginning at 6:00 AM on Monday, April 23rd until 12:00 AM on Friday, April 27th.

• Another shuttle - bringing the total to two (2) shuttles – will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday, April 23rd until 12:00 AM on Friday, April 27th.

Please note that the shuttle service will not run after 6:00 PM; therefore, it is recommended you plan your schedules accordingly if you plan to use the shuttle service. We have arranged pick-up locations for this service, and those areas are as follows:

• Corner of State and Buckley Street
• Corner of Naylor and Buckley Street

If you plan to use the shuttle service to return to the parking lot, we kindly ask that you “hail” or alert the driver to stop so you may board the shuttle and return to the area where you parked your vehicle.


On campus and off campus students are asked to comply with the same parking policies outlined above for the debate. In addition to the above guidelines, please note that due to heightened security law enforcement officials will not allow you to move your vehicle if is not moved before midnight (12:00 AM), Monday, April 23, 2007.