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Commencement Parking

Event rate parking for the ceremony will be available at the College of Charleston’s St. Philip garage (located at 81 St. Philip St., next to the AT&T building) and the Wentworth Garage (located on the corner of St. Philip and Wentworth streets). 

The cost for parking at these two locations will be $5 per vehicle. Graduates and guests should show their ceremony programs to the cashier upon exiting the garage in order to receive the $5 event rate.

Given the busy holiday shopping season, these are the only locations where we will be able to provide event-rate parking. There are three other public parking locations that are somewhat closer to the TD Arena than the two garages listed above; however, they are City of Charleston locations and are not affiliated with the College of Charleston. Graduates and guests are welcome to park in any City-owned public parking area, but will be charged the normal hourly rate for these locations. The City-owned parking areas that are close to TD Arena are as follows:

·         Surface lot parking at 31 George Street ($1 per half-hour or portion thereof; cash only)

·         Garage parking at 34 St. Philip Street ($1 per half-hour or portion thereof; cash or credit cards)

·         Garage parking at Gaillard Auditorium ($1 per half-hour or portion thereof; cash or credit cards)

Please refer to the College of Charleston parking map for the exact locations of the above-listed garages.

Handicap accessible parking is available in all of the garages listed above. A valid state-issued handicap-accessible placard is required to park in these locations.

Hourly parking is available for the normal hourly fee in the following locations (fee may vary by location):

  • The municipal surface lot on George Street (across from the F. Mitchell Johnson Physical Education Center)

  • The Majestic Square parking garage (behind Forever 21 near the corner of King and Market Streets)

  • The Francis Marion garage (located on King Street across from Marion Square)

  • The Renaissance garage (located on Wentworth Street across from the Renaissance Hotel)

  • The Charleston Place garage (located behind the Charleston Place Hotel; accessed from Hasell Street)

Please note that the locations listed directly above are listed as a courtesy and will not be available at a special rate. Please check the individual locations to inquire about their hourly rates.

Public Safety will be on duty to offer assistance and directions.