Parking is extremely challenging on the SMC Main campus especially during the first two weeks of school. If you must drive, be sure to allow extra time for parking to avoid being late to class.
Purchasing Parking Decals
Parking decals are sold at the main and satellite campuses during the first week of school. After the first week they are sold online through Corsair Connect or at the Bursar's office on the main campus. Staff can purchase them at Auxilliary Services.
All vehicles must display a valid parking decal at all times, even at the free lots. Parking decals must be displayed in the front windshield, lower drivers side corner, above the vehicle identification number. Vehicles without properly displayed parking decals will be subject to a parking citiation.
FREE Parking at Bundy and Airport Arts Campuses
Avoid the cost of parking and the frustrations of finding a spot at main campus by parking FREE at the Bundy or Airport campuses (see map below) then take one of the frequent, free buses or shuttles to the main campus. Free parking decals are required and can be picked up at the main campus, PAC, CMD, and Bundy campuses during the first week each semester. After the first week they are sold online through Corsair Connect or at the Bursar's office on the main campus. Staff can purchase them at Auxilliary Services.
The Bundy parking entrances is at 3171 S. Bundy Drive. Airport Arts' entrance is 2800 Airport Avenue.
Shuttles between Bundy and Main campus:(free with valid student or employee ID) (only fall and spring)
- Day: Use BBB #44 from 6:42 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. (every 15 min).
- Evening: Use SMC Intercampus Shuttle from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Only Fall and Spring semesters)
Parking enforced Monday –Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Airport Arts campus is within walking distance of the Bundy campus.
Additional Public Transit Connecting Bundy campus and Main campus includes the Big Blue Bus Line 14 on Bundy Drive. This line connects to Line 7 on Pico Blvd, which stops at SMC's main campus, located at 1900 Pico Blvd. It also connects to the Expo train line at Bundy Station.
Paid Parking Lots
Student decals for parking at the main campus cost $85 for the fall or spring semester, and $45 for the summer or winter session. These decals are also valid for parking at satellite campuses (Performing Arts Center and Center for Media and Design).
Parking entrance is on Pico at 16th heading eastbound. Parking enforced Monday –Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shuttle and/or Big Blue Bus service is available to each of the other campuses.
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Student decals for parking at the Performing Arts Center cost $85 for the fall or spring semester, and $45 for the summer or winter session. These decals are also valid for parking at satellite campuses (Center for Media and Design and Main Campus).
Parking entrance is at 1310 11th Street, or just off Santa Monica Blvd, between 10th and 11th street. Parking enforced Monday -Thursday 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SMC offers a FREE intercampus shuttle from the Performing Arts campus to Main campus Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. The shuttle runs every 22 minutes. The Main campus shuttle stop is located on Pico Blvd at 16th street, in front of Parking Structure 4. Parking at PAC is ONLY for individuals with class or business at that campus. *Beginning the third week of the the fall 2018 semester, the BBB lines 41 and 42 will take over the route to the PAC. Stops for BBB 41 and 42 on main campus will be at Pico Blvd and 16th street as well as 18th street. The stop at PAC will be on Santa Monica Blvd near 12th Street.
Center for Media and Design (CMD)
Student decals for parking at the Center for Media and Design cost $85 for the fall or spring semester, and $45 for the summer or winter session. These decals are also valid for parking at satellite campuses (Performing Arts Center and Main Campus).
Parking entrance is on Stewart Street. Parking enforced Monday – Friday, 8am – 11pm
The Big Blue Bus (BBB) has two lines that frequently run between the main campus and CMD. BBB16 picks up at 20th @ Pearl Street or 20th @ Pico and drops off at the entrance to CMD. BBB 43 picks up at Pico @ 16th Street and Pico @ 18th Street and also drops at the entrace to CMD.
Visitor parking for the main campus is available in Lot 6, located at 14th and Pico, for $10 per day. All students and visitors are expected to follow SMC's parking rules and regulations.
Residential and street parking is restricted in most areas. Restrictions also apply to weekdays, weekends, and evenings. When parking in the area, please read all street signs carefully. PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO OUR NEIGHBORS at all times by keeping the volume of your sound system, conversations, and other noise to a minimum.
Shared Roadway Bicycle Markings (Sharrows)
Sharrows are used to indicate lanes that bicyclists and lawfully allowed to occupy.
Sharrows are used to assist bicyclists with positioning on a shared roadway. They also alert motorists of the location a bicyclist may occupy within the traveled roadway.
A bicycle lane is a designated traffic lane for bicyclists, marked by a solid white line, typically breaking into a dotted line ending before it reaches the corner. Different from a simple white line showing the edge of the road, a bicycle lane follows specific with requirements and is clearly marked as a bike lane.
Treat a bicycle lane the same as other traffic lanes.
Do not turn into the lane if there is a bicyclist in the bike lane.
Do not obstruct bicycle traffic by reducing the width required for safe bicycle passage, typically 3 to 4 feet.
When you are making a right turn and are within 200 feet of the corner or other driveway entrance, you must enter the bicycle lane only after ensuring there is no bicycle traffic, and then make the turn. Do not drive in the bicycle lens at any other time.
You may park in a bicycle lane if your vehicle does not block a bicyclist and/or there is not a "No Parking" sign posted.
Drivers of motorized bicycle should use bicycle lanes carefully to avoid collisions with bicyclists.
Because car alarms are disruptive to other students and our neighbors, cars with activated alarms in the SMC parking areas will be towed immediately at your expense.
- Parking: 310-434-4608
- General information: 310-434-4000
- Campus Police: 310-434-4300