University Welcomes its Neighbors

Common sense says that a university within your community should bring a variety of opportunities for further learning and cultural enrichment. At Marymount California University, the residents of our campuses’ surrounding communities are welcome to attend a variety of lectures, theater productions, musical performances, film series, and other unique educational events.

This winter, nearly two dozen senior adults enrolled in tuition-free courses through a program with Peninsula Seniors. The Mediterrania Homeowners Association held its annual meeting in the university’s café on a Sunday evening in January. And hundreds gathered at the separate events to hear author Kris Paronto of 13 Hours acclaim and author Natalie Baszile, who wrote Queen Sugar, a book Oprah produced into a TV series. In addition, the university also participated in the Rancho Palos Verdes HOA Expo event on February 15.

What’s more, on the first Thursday of every month, many friends of the university visit the Klaus Center for the Arts, at 430 W. Sixth St., San Pedro, for our gallery shows and musical performances.

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.