Oceanside Campus Parking - Spring 2011
Increased enrollment combined with necessary road work means that parking at the Oceanside Campus will be difficult for the first three weeks of the semester. If you're driving, plan to come to campus at least a half-hour before your class. Also, consider parking off campus--it will be much faster and easier to park on Barnard, Glaser or Rancho del Oro drives, or at the Home Depot Parking Lot on College Blvd., and walk onto campus.
Parking on Campus
Parking lots are clearly marked for students or staff. Students must purchase a parking permit to park on campus—whether in student lots or on the street. Only cars with staff permits may park in staff lots, cars without permits will be issued citations. However, after 6 p.m., students may park in staff lots 1-C, 5-A and 3-C if they have a current student parking permit on their car.
Temporary Over-Flow Parking
During the first three weeks of classes, temporary parking will be available on campus and on nearby streets. The City of Oceanside is allowing street parking on Glaser Drive, Rancho Del Oro Drive and Barnard Drive—look for signs designating legal parking on these streets. The Home Depot located just east of campus will allow student parking in the northwest end of their parking lot—it's about a 10-minute walk to campus from there.
Road Construction Information
The college is replacing a fire line at the Oceanside Campus. This involves digging up portions of the roadway on the perimeter road. There will on occasion be only one lane open for traffic. Please expect delays and allow time to arrive for classes and work. Please drive slowly, and follow the directions of the traffic control personnel.
If you park in the neighborhoods adjacent to the college, please be respectful of residents, their property and parking laws. Park 15 feet from corners, don't block driveways, don't park in bus stops and try not to block access to mail boxes.
Think Green: Alternatives to Driving Your Car to Campus!
▪Take Public Transportation: The North County Transit District (NCTD) serves the campus with two bus routes (302 and 319), and the Sprinter light rail train, which runs from the Transit Center in Oceanside to Escondido with stops at MiraCosta, Palomar and Cal State San Marcos. A bus arrives within 5 minutes of the Sprinter arrival to shuttle students to campus. Students enrolled in two classes or taking 6 units and have a current student ID card at MiraCosta may purchase a discount monthly bus pass ($44 instead of $59 Cash Only) at the Student Accounts Office in Building 3200 room 3202.
- Park and Ride: Park your car at the Rancho del Oro Sprinter stop and use a monthly bus pass or pay $2 each way to take the bus to campus.
- Ride a Bicycle: Ride your bike from home or bring it on board a NCTD bus or the Sprinter. The campus has several bike racks on campus.
- The college is undergoing a comprehensive planning process to address future growth, educational and facilities needs, and the parking required to support this growth.