All students, staff and faculty who park or use a vehicle on SCAD property must register their vehicles with the SCAD Department of University Safety. Student parking permits are free and are validated for the academic year (fall through spring). Information about parking facilities, permits, regulations, parking tickets, vehicle registration and visitor parking passes is available via MySCAD.

Those who use a vehicle on SCAD property must adhere to safe driving practices. For security reasons, do not leave items of value visible in parked cars.

Parking in Atlanta

In Atlanta, parking is available in the parking deck of the SCAD Atlanta main building to students, staff and faculty. Limited parking is available at Spring House. Visitor parking is available at the north and south areas adjacent to the SCAD Atlanta building.

Bicycles and motorcycles are to be parked in the parking deck only. Bicycles must be secured to the bicycle racks located near the second-floor parking deck entrance to the security station. Motorcycles must park in vehicle parking spaces within the deck.

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Parking in Hong Kong

All students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to utilize Hong Kong's public transit rather than driving their personal vehicles. There is no on-site parking available.

Parking in Lacoste

In picturesque Lacoste, all facilities are within walking distance and there is no parking available.

Parking in Savannah

Due to the historic locations of most SCAD Savannah buildings, parking is limited on university property. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the convenient and extensive SCAD transportation system rather than driving their personal vehicles. First-year students who live in residence halls are discouraged from bringing vehicles to the university. All students living in the residence halls are permitted to have only one vehicle (e.g., motorcycle, car or truck) on the university grounds at one time.

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Metered parking

City meters vary in allotted time from 15 minutes to 10 hours. Some non-metered parking is available south of Bull Street toward Forsyth Park and on other nearby streets. Parking meters are free 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on Sundays (8 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Monday).

Special events

  • University events may interrupt routine parking patterns. During any special event or SCAD activity, transportation and parking services will control parking lots in conjunction with the Department of University Safety.
  • Failure to heed instructions of transportation and parking services officials will result in the issuance of a citation and possible towing.
  • All valid permits issued by the office of transportation and parking services are honored.

SCAD Car Share

SCAD Car Share, provided by Enterprise, is an easy, automated way to rent a vehicle by the hour or day, or even overnight. Located at The Hive in Savannah and at the main SCAD Atlanta building, SCAD Car Share is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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SCAD Bike Share

The SCAD Bike Share program is a convenient way for SCAD students, faculty and staff in Savannah to navigate around the city using GPS-equipped bicycles. These bicycles, which can be reserved ahead of time and checked out from a bike share hub, make going to class, running an errand or visiting a friend just a quick bike ride away.

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Public transportation

Public transportation is available around the various SCAD locations and can be used to travel to many destinations around each city.

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