SMC Emeritus



Parking at SMC Emeritus

Students attending classes at 1227 2nd St. may park in the City of Santa Monica Parking Structure #2, adjacent to SMC Emeritus on 2nd St. between Arizona and Wilshire. Parking rates are set by the City of Santa Monica, and the Parking Structures ar emanaged by the City's parking vendor, SP+. 

Emeritus students are able to get a 90 minute validation on top of the complimentary 90 minutes everyone receives, for a total of 3 hours of validated time. However, anyone parking in the structure beyond 3 hours pays the standard rate, per City policy. 

Additional Santa Monica College maps, transportation, and campus parking information are available online. For detailed public transit information, contact; Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, 310-451-5444 or TDD 310-395-6024; or Metro, 323-GO-METRO, 323-466-3876.

If you have any Downtown Santa Monica parking questions, please call SP+ Parking Operations office at 310-576-4743. A staff member will happily assist you.

Transportation Options to Emeritus Campus

Santa Monica College's Emeritus campus is located in one of the most transit-rich areas of Los Angeles. Parking at this campus is limited to the public structures in the downtown area with limitations on the time so we encourage students to use the many other options available to them. 

Try our free Trip Planning tool here: Commute SMC

It's a free personalized trip planner that provides all options (bike, walk, transit, carpool and car) in one screen, including costs, time, route maps, calories burned and CO2 emitted.


If you absolutely must drive to Emeritus campus, plan extra time for traffic and parking which are particularly challenging in the downtown area. Parking Structure 2 (PS2) is the closest lot. The first 90 minutes are free in public lots and Emeritus students can get validated for another 90 minutes. After that, the normal rates apply as though you had not validated at all (per current policy of the City of Santa Monica). To park at any SMC campus you must have a current parking permit. Permits are virtual, and do not require a sticker or printed document. Officers will scan license plates in order to verify permit. Currently there is no shuttle from the Emeritus Campus to the other SMC campuses. Parking permits can be purchased online.

Printable Maps

If the maps on our Transportation web pages are not accessible to you, contact Manuel Islas by telephone at 310-434-3554 or email at

Transportation Task Force at SMC

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Interested in being a part of the solution? Attend the Transportation Task Force meetings and give your perspective to existing and new transportation options for all of SMC’s campuses. Email to get involved. 

A draft of the new sustainable transportation plan can be found here: Sustainable Transportation Planning Matrix