Parking Information & Citations

​On-Campus Parking

Students who drive to SMC may purchase a decal to park on the main campus, or request a FREE decal to park at the Bundy or Airport Arts campuses. 

Campuses Requiring Paid Permits

Student decals for parking on the main campus cost $85 for the Fall or Spring semester, and $45 for the Summer or Winter session. Parking decals may be purchased online through Corsair Connect, or in person at the Bursar’s office and Financial Aid office.

  • SMC Main Campus

  • Center for Media and Design 

  • Performing Arts Center 

Campuses With Free Permits

Decals may be requested online through Corsair Connect.

  • Airport Arts Campus

  • Bundy Campus

Visitors to SMC’s main campus who have not made prior arrangements with Campus Police may buy a visitors parking pass at the parking kiosk off of 17th and Pico for $10 a day, with no in-and-out privileges.

General Parking Information

Planning where you park to come to SMC is VERY important, because parking spaces are limited, and street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is restricted on most days and evenings. SMC campus parking decals are NOT VALID AT ANY TIME on neighborhood streets.

Visitor Parking: Visitors who have not made prior arrangements with Campus Police may park—for $10 per day, with no in-and-out privileges—in the Visitor Parking area at Lot 6, located at 14th and Pico.​

Handicap Parking: The display of a DMV handicap placard (or plate) AND an SMC parking decal entitles you to park in any handicap, student, or staff parking space.

An important caution: 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.

Contact Information

Parking Information: (310) 434-4608
Center for Students With Disabilities: (310) 434-4265
Bursar’s Office: (310) 434-4664
College Police: (310) 434-4608 or 434-4300

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

Contact Information

College Police: (310) 434-4608 or 434-4300
Airport Arts Campus Information: (310) 434-4229

Motorcycles, Mopeds, Bicycles, Etc.

Motorcycle and moped parking is free. Motorcycles and mopeds may be parked ONLY in specially designated areas of Structure 3 and Lot 5.

The SMC Bike Park, located on Pearl Street (near the Media Center and Math Complex), provides 400 bike spaces, 60 skateboard parking slots, a DIY repair station, and a hydration station. Additional bike racks are conveniently located at several points on campus: by the ESL building at the southwest corner of campus, at both ends of the Science Complex, and near the Business building, Parking Structure 3, and Art Complex. Bicycles may be parked ONLY in designated areas.

The use of skateboards, hoverboards, roller skates, or roller blades is prohibited on campus.

Escort Service

Your safety is a key element to quality education. To protect members of the SMC community, the College provides students, staff, and faculty attending evening sessions with walking escorts within the area bounded by Delaware Street, 21st Street, Ocean Park Boulevard, and 14th Street.

The FREE Escort Service is provided Monday through Thursday, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm.

To reach the Escort Service, simply dial 4300 from any telephone on campus. An Escort will meet you anywhere within the service area and walk you to your destination.

Contact Information

Escort Service (from campus phone): 4300
College Police – General Information: (310) 434-4608