Last week the College of Charleston Office of Business and Auxiliary Services issued the following message to faculty and staff via email:
Business and Auxiliary Services recognizes that these are difficult times for our entire community. Effective as of the 3/31/2020 pay period, employees will not pay for parking until the College resumes normal operations.
Parking Services will not be ticketing our surface lots until the College resumes normal operations. If you need to come to campus during the e-learning period, you are welcome to use any College surface lot, whether or not you have a CofC parking permit. Additionally, the gates at the St. Philip Street Garage (PG), 81 St. Philip Street, will remain open throughout the College’s closure, free of charge.
There are a variety of ways that employees pay for and use their parking permits. Please see below for which scenario applies to you, and how each situation will be handled.
Permanent employees (faculty and staff) with 24 paychecks/year
Payroll deductions are being suspended while the College is closed; no payments will be collected during that time. Payroll deductions will resume when the College resumes normal operations.
Permanent faculty with 18 paychecks/year
Payroll deductions are being suspended while the College is closed; no payments will be collected during that time. You will receive detailed information about any potential refund once a reopening date has been confirmed, and refunds will be processed as soon as we resume normal operations.
Employees whose permits are paid in full (permanent faculty and staff, temporary staff and adjuncts who either paid in full up front or have paid in full via fully satisfied payroll deductions)
You will be issued a refund for the exact amount you pre-paid for the period during which the College is closed. You will receive detailed information about your refund once a reopening date has been confirmed, and refunds will be processed as soon as we resume normal operations.
Monthly permit holders (adjuncts, temporary staff and contractors)
Monthly permit holders with March permits will be credited a prorated amount for March 16–31. These credits will appear as an account balance in your parking account and may be applied toward the purchase of a monthly permit in the future.
If you will not need your permit for the remainder of the academic year (until after August 24), and would like to go ahead and return the hangtag displayed on your rearview mirror, please send it via USPS to the following address:
College of Charleston
66 George St.
Charleston, SC 29424
If you return your permit and are due a refund, it will be processed as soon as we resume normal operations. If you have a gate card, you may keep it to use with your 2020–21 permit, or you can return it to the address above with your hangtag. If you return your gate card, we will process a refund of the $20 deposit when we resume normal operations.
If you have any questions about your parking permit, please email Parking Services Manager Sonya Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any general parking-related questions, please email email@example.com.