Campus Map & Directions
College of the Desert is located in Palm Desert, California, the geographic center of the beautiful Coachella Valley. There are several campus locations throughout the eastern and western Coachella Valley where college credit and noncredit courses are offered.
Palm Desert Campus
43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 346-8041
Map of Classrooms and Parking
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From Palm Springs
Estimated Distance: 13 miles
- From North Palm Canyon Drive, drive south
- North Palm Canyon Drive becomes CA-111
- Turn left onto Fred Waring Drive
- Turn left onto Monterey Ave
From Los Angeles
Estimated Distance: 120 miles
- Take I-10 East toward San Bernardino
- Continue past Palm Springs
- Take the Monterey Avenue exit
- Turn right onto Monterey Avenue for 5 miles
Estimated Distance: 15 miles
- Start out going Northwest CA-111
- Turn right onto Monterey Ave
Estimated Distance: 257 miles
- Take I-10 West to Palm Desert, CA
- Take the Monterey Ave exit
- Turn LEFT onto Monterey Ave for 5 miles
From Your Location
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All vehicles must have a parking permit. Citations are issued by College Security.
Visitors may purchase a daily permit from self-serve dispensers located in lots 4, 14, 23, and 28.
Students parking on the campus must purchase and properly display a COD parking permit.
Parking permits may be purchased online at www.collegeofthedesert.edu/parking.