Facilities Rental / Use

Who can use facilities at MiraCosta College?

Community and service organizations, governmental entities, businesses, and both non-profit and for-profit corporations may use certain college facilities when available. However, the college does not make facilities available to individuals, or for private parties. In addition, the college does not make facilities available to organizations for the provision of services that MiraCosta itself already offers.

How do I find out if my organization can use MiraCosta facilities?

Requests for facilities applications or for information should be directed to:

Community Learning Center:
1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058
Cathy Livingood
760.795.8723

Oceanside Campus:
1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Jo Ferris
760.795.6702

San Elijo Campus:
3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007
Tim Alves
760.634.7876

MiraCosta College student organizations should first contact the Student Activities Office. Please complete the Application and Agreement Use of College Facilities and mail to the appropriate person.

Are there fees for using the facilities?

In general, yes. However, registered non-profit organizations conducting free public events may qualify for a waiver of facilities fees. A fee schedule is available upon request. As an example, the current facility fee for a typical 30-seat classroom is $50/hour. Additional fees may also be charged for use of college equipment, services provided by college personnel, etc.

Is a certificate of insurance required?

For most events, no. However, one is required for all athletic events, for events that anticipate more than 100 attendees, and in other circumstances where deemed necessary by the college.

What rules and regulations apply when using MiraCosta facilities?

Please see the back of the application form for college rules and regulations. In general, the NO’s are: no smoking, no alcohol, no firearms, no pets, no unsupervised minors. Food and drink are only permitted in a few areas, never in a classroom. If you have any questions about these rules, contact one of the persons listed above.

How does the application process work?

Obtain the application from one of the contacts listed above (or print it from this link: Application and Agreement Use of College Facilities), complete it, and return to the address indicated on the form. We will check the availability of the facilities requested and then contact you. If approved, you will receive a copy of the approved application, and, when applicable, an invoice. Fees must be paid at least one week in advance of your event.

How far in advance of my event must I submit my application?

Please submit as much in advance as possible, but at least two weeks in advance for most events, and at least four weeks in advance for events with special needs, athletic events, or events for more than 100 attendees.