CIU Classes in Session
Columbia International University classes are back in session following extensive flooding in the Columbia area. Faculty and staff should report at their regular time. Because Monticello Road is still closed at I-20, a recommended route is outlined below. Portions of other routes that would normally be an alternative such as Highways 321 and 21 are closed.
Signs with the CIU and Ben Lippen logos have been posted along the recommended alternate route to assist you. NOTE THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO ALLOW FOR A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME TO GET TO CAMPUS. (FOR EXAMPLE, FROM THE INTERSECTION OF I-20 AND BROAD RIVER ROAD, THE TRIP IS AT LEAST 45 MINUTES TO AN HOUR DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC FLOW.)
Alternate Route to Campus
From I-20 or downtown Columbia, take I-77 toward Charlotte
Take Exit 27 to Blythewood Rd
At the light, take a left and continue on Blythewood Rd until it ends at Hwy 321
At the stop sign, take a left onto Hwy 321
Take Family Circle (short detour around Hwy 321);
From Hwy 321 take a right onto Campground Rd;
From Campground Rd, take a left onto Heyward Brockington Rd;
Continue on Heyward Brockington Rd to Monticello Rd (Hwy 215);
Take a right onto Monticello Rd and CIU will be on the left.
Download a Map
For a map of the above directions, download a PDF.