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Parking, Parenting, and Perks

Parking Around Campus

Parking during Orientation

  • For those of you who wish to ride a CARTA bus to orientation, you may present your CofC Cougar Card to the driver to receive complimentary bus rides during orientation or anytime throughout the year. The Express Buses are a popular choice for CofC employees. These buses pick up at several park-and-ride locations in the Charleston area. Please visit for route information. The nearest Express Bus drop-off spot on campus at the intersection of Calhoun and St. Philip Street. 
  • For those of you who wish to drive to orientation, the Office of the Provost will offer complimentary parking passes to the following on-campus parking garages during New Faculty Orientation on August 15 and 16, 2017 (only): St. Philip Street Garage (PG), Wentworth Street Garage (WG), and the Coming Street Garage (adjacent to CVS). Please see the campus map for directions. WG garage at 81 Wentworth Street is the closest to your orientation sessions in Alumni Center. Parking passes will not be provided for any additional days. If you plan to purchase a parking pass for the 2017-2018 academic year, it will be valid starting August 22, 2017. If you wish to park in the WG and PG garages (only) between August 17 and 22, you may receive the daily discounted faculty rate of $7.00 per day. To take advantage of this benefit, the Cougar Cash account is the required form of payment upon exit from the garage. Simply pull a ticket when entering the garage, and then present the cashier with your ticket and your Cougar Card upon exit. The parking fee will be withdrawn from your Cougar Cash account on your card. You must add at least $7 to your card prior to exiting the garages. To add money to your card, please visit Cougar Card Services or add it to your account on MyCharleston’s My Account tab. Please note that the garages do not have in-and-out privileges with the daily rate.

Getting to Campus

Moving to Charleston

Getting Around Campus


On Campus Food

  • Dining Locations: Faculty have access to a variety of menus from Liberty Street Fresh Foods to the Stern food court featuring restaurants such as Chick-Fil-A, The Greenhouse, Quiznos and Jole Mole to Marty's Place with Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian cuisine.

Library and Bookstore