Getting to SMC


Printable maps:

How to get to SMC:

From Columbia, SC:
Take I-26 West to Exit 21-B

From Greenville, SC:
Take I-85 N to I-26 East to Exit 21-B

From Charlotte, NC:
Take I-85 S to I-26 East to Exit 21-B

From Asheville, NC:
Take I-26 East to Exit 21-B

Exit 21-B puts you on Highway 29. Proceed to the 5th red light, turn left onto Powell Mill Road. SMC is approximately 1½ miles on the right.

Getting to Bridges Arena / Athletic Offices:

  • Turn right at the blue SMC West Campus entrance sign, onto Powell Mill Road.
  • You will pass a series of parking lots and buildings.
  • Turn left onto Lester Kingman Drive
  • Turn into the second parking lot on your right. That parking lot is immediately adjacent to Bridges Arena.


Getting to our Administration / Admissions Offices:

  • As you are approaching campus, you will pass a blue SMC sign at our West campus entrance.
  • Continue past that sign and turn right at the next entrance on to campus, at the stone sign at George Fields Drive.
  • You will see a beige brick building with a glassed front. This is the Buchheit Administration Building. This building houses the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices and is where you will need to report when you visit.
  • Please enter through the front lobby and inform the receptionist of the purpose of your visit.