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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 Dese​rt Campus

43-500 Monterey Avenue

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone: (760) 346-8041

Driving Dire​ctions

From P​alm 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

From Coa​chella

Estimated Distance: 15 miles

Start out going Northwest CA-111
Turn right onto Monterey Ave

From Ph​oenix

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

 COD Campus Map

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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.