​​​​​​Parking is extremely challenging on the SMC Main campus. If you must drive, allow extra time for traffic and parking to avoid being late to class. We recommend parking for free at Bundy campus where there are plenty of open spaces and using the BBB #44 (runs every 14 minutes) to get to main campus. 

Buying Parking Permits

Parking permits for Main campus, Center for Media and Design (CMD), and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) can be purchased online at www.smc.edu/parking​ or in-person at the Cashier's Office​. Permits for Bundy and Airport Arts campuses are free but must also be obtained through the same website above. See information about free parking at Bundy and Airport below. 


Only vehicles with registered license plates may use SMC's parking lots. Any parked vehicle that is not registered through www.smc.edu/parking will be subject to a parking citiation.

Students may register 1 vehicle per permit.

SMC employees may register up to 3 vehicles per permit but a citation will be issued if more than one vehicle, registered to the same permit, is parked in one of the SMC lots at the same time. 

Parking Costs

Paid permits are valid for parking at all campuses (Main, PAC, CMD, and Bundy) but the free Bundy permit is only valid for Bundy and Airport.​

​​Main Campus​ 

Cost: $85 fall/spring, $45 summer/winter

Directions: Students can park in Structures 2, 3​ & 4. 

- Enter structure 1 from Pico at 18th. 

- Enter structures 3 and 4 from Pico at 16th

Parking enforcedMonday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.,  Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Center for Media & Design

  • ​​Cost: $85 fall/spring, $45 summer/winter
  • Directions: Enter on Pennsylvania​ Ave.
  • Parking enforced: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

Performing Arts Center

  • ​​Cost: $85 fall/spring, $45 summer/winter
  • Location: Enter at 1310 11th St. or at Santa Monica Blvd, and 11th street.
  • Parking enforced: Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.​

​Bundy & Airport Arts ​(w/bus to main campus)  ​

  • Cost: Free, Bundy ​permit required
  • Directions: Enter at 3171 S. Bundy Dr., Los Angeles.  ​
  • ​Parking enforced: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

*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 for FREE at the Bundy or Airport Arts campuses. Then take one of the frequent, free buses or shuttles to main campus. 

Free parking permits are required and can be obtained at www.smc.edu/parking

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 the Bundy Metro Expo Station and Line 7 on Pico Blvd, which stops at SMC's main campus, located at 1900 Pico Blvd. 

All satellite campuses are accessible by Big Blue Bus or LYFT Shared. Visit the Intercampus Shuttle Page for details.


Visitor parking for the main campus is available for $10 per day. Purchase visitor parking passes online at www.smc.edu/parking​. All students and visitors are expected to follow SMC's parking rules and regulations.

​Street Parking​

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)

Illustration of Bike Lanes 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.

Bicycle Lanes

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 width 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 lanes 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.

Car Alarms

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

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