Housing & Transportation


L.A. trafficThe Greater Los Angeles area is very large with many smaller cities and towns, which is why going anywhere outside of your neighborhood might seem intimidating. But don't worry! There are several ways to get around the Los Angeles area if you don’t have a car, or if you prefer not to drive. Below are some alternative transportation options.

Public Transportation

GoPass : No car or don't feel like problem! Mt. SAC students have access to 14 public transit systems for no additional cost! Once your schools fees are paid, you can access these transit systems with your student ID card. You can use the transit systems an unlimited amount of times for school, business, personal life, or pleasure. For more information, including how to activate your GoPass, visit the Mt. SAC GoPass website.


Carpooling is a great option for anyone, including students. Carpooling means multiple people riding in one personal vehicle. It's a great way to reduce the stresses of transportation, reduce traffic, reduce air pollutants, and have a travel companion. You will very likely find a network of friends who can lend you a ride when possible, or you can lend someone else a ride if you have a vehicle. Carpooling is a great way to share and exchange resources.  

Ridesharing (Uber, Lyft, etc.) & Taxi Services

Ridesharing services provide peer-to-peer car services to accommodate many of your traveling needs. Ridesharing may be an option if you prefer not to or cannot take the public transit system. There are many ridersharing services, though Uber and Lyft are the most popular.

Taxi services are similar, but slightly different. While ridersharing involves peer-to-peer services, taxi providers have professional drivers, services, and expectations. There are many taxi services in the Los Angeles area, which have websites and even apps for your smartphones or smart devices. 

Driving to Campus and Parking

Student who have cars may elect to drive to campus. The campus has many parking lots and spaces. However, be very careful because parking lots and spaces have certain rules and requirements. Some parking lots or spaces are reserved for College employees while others are reserved for students with seasonal passes or day passes. For a more detailed explanation of student parking options, visit the Mt. SAC parking website. For parking lot locations, see the interactive Mt. SAC campus map.


Like most community colleges in California, Mt. SAC does not have on-campus living accomodations. However, listed below are numerous resources you can use to find a housing situation that best fits your needs. As always, please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.


Homestay is an option for students to stay with a local host family for typically a monthly or weekly fee. Depending on the homestay service, additional services may include meals, transportation, and other services for an additional or all-inclusive fee.  Below are a few websites for homestay (or roomstay as it's sometimes called).

Apartments and Room Rentals

University Village: University Village apartments, located accross from Cal Poly Pomona, allows students to live in off-campus apartments while studying at school and offer Double Occupancy and Single Occupancy. As a student-living community, students can have an individual lease so that they do not have to move if any of their roommates move out. For more information call: 909-869-4242 or visit University Village. Students must be full time and at least 18 years of age.

The Current (Opening in May 2024): The Current is a student living community where student have have their own apartment or have roommates while having an individual lease. This means you are responsible for your own rent, and you do not have to worry about moving if any of your roommates move out the apartment. The Current apartments is located in the neighboring City of Pomoma.                                                               

Rental Listing Websites: There are many websites that provide housing information. A few are listed below. Mt. SAC is located in Walnut, California. Walnut is a smaller, suburban city with many neighboring cities, including West Covina, Covina, Pomona, Diamond Bar, San Dimas, Glendora, City of Industry, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, La Verne, Chino, and Claremont, among a few others.


Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) does not own, lease, inspect, visit, supervise, or endorse rental properties listed on this or any Mt. SAC website. Additionally, Mt. SAC does not guarantee that students will find rental properties through this website. Mt. SAC cannot guarantee accuracy or completeness of rental properties, nor be responsible for any personal injury or property damage that arises from occupancy. Mt. SAC provides listings on this website only as a resource for potentially available properties for rent, but does not represent nor endorse any listed properties or third-party websites. Mt. SAC recommends that students use their own judgment when evaluating a rental property or landlord and inspect the rental property personally before entering into a rental agreement.