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 Lots: Bundy and Airport Arts Campuses

Avoid the cost of parking and the frustrations of finding a spot by parking FREE at the Bundy and Airport campuses (see map below) with a satellite parking decal and shuttling to the main campus. Free parking decals 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 winter 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 5:30pm to 10pm. (Only Fall and Spring semesters)

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.

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​​

Main Campus

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 (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, 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)

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.

Visitors

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.

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 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.

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.

Relevant Telephone Numbers

Parking information: 310-434-4608

General information: 310-434-4000

Campus Police: 310-434-4300


SMC Campuses & Transit Map