REMEMBER: Parking is extremely challenging on the SMC Main campus. Students are encouraged to park at the Bundy Shuttle lot or Airport Arts parking overflow. Parking is especially challenging the first two weeks of school. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and transportation so that you are not late to class.
Students who drive to SMC must display a valid parking pass at all times. Students may purchase a decal to park on the main campus or request a FREE decal to park at Bundy or Airport campuses. 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
Purchasing Parking Decals
Parking decals are sold at the main campus, PAC, CDM, and Bundy 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.
Bundy and Airport Arts campus parking
Park FREE at the Bundy and Airport campuses with a satellite parking decal. The parking entrances are at 3171 S. Bundy Drive (Bundy), and 2800 Airport Avenue (Airport). During fall and spring semesters, an SMC Intercampus Shuttle runs between Bundy and the main campus from 5:30pm to 10pm. This is a great option to avoid the stress of finding a spot on the main campus and being late to class when lots are full. The shuttle is free with valid student ID.
Parking enforced Monday –Thursday, 8am – 10pm and Friday, 8am – 12:00pm
The Airport Arts campus is within walking distance of the Bundy campus, which has intercampus transit connections using the Big Blue Bus or
SMC Intercampus shuttle (until Sept. 30, 2017).
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.
Main campus parking
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, 8am – 10pm and Friday, 8am – 12:00pm
Shuttle and/or Big Blue Bus service is available to each of the other campuses.
Performing Arts Center parking
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, in front of Parking Structure 4. Parking at PAC is ONLY for individuals with class or business at that campus.
Center for Media and Design (CMD) parking
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
SMC offers a FREE intercampus shuttle from the Center for Media and Design to Main campus. The Main campus shuttle stop is located on Pico Blvd at 18th Street. Parking at CMD is ONLY for individuals with class or business at that campus.
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
Relevant Telephone Numbers
Parking information: 310-434-4608
General information: 310-434-4000
Campus Police: 310-434-4300