At a historic, castle-like edifice, surrounded by towering oaks, overlooking the largest fresh water lake in California, Marymount is proud to offer its newest campus––and a unique opportunity for upper-division and graduate students to advance or complete their academic degrees.
Students who attend Marymount California University at the Lakeside campus in Lake County during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters will reside together in Lakeport. This residence, located on the shore of Clear Lake, is close to Lakeport’s restaurants and shopping. The home has park-like grounds and a swimming pool, and the surrounding grassy area on the property is ideal for barbequing and playing outdoor games. Boating, swimming and waterskiing are available from the adjacent boat dock. The house has three bedrooms and two baths––one with a jetted tub and the other with a steam shower. The kitchen has a lovely view of the lake, while both the living and family rooms have televisions. Wireless internet also is provided. Bus transportation is provided to and from the Lakeside campus and around Lake County. The semester cost for housing is $4,020 per student, and a bus pass costs an additional $160. view images of student home
The small community of Lucerne, where the new campus is located, offers basic amenities, including restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, medical and dental offices, auto repair shops, and a post office—all within walking or cycling distance. For more comprehensive shopping options, there are department stores within a 20-25 minute drive in Lakeport and Clearlake, and still more choices 45 minutes away in Ukiah (the county seat of neighboring Mendocino County)—all of which can be reached by bus from Lucerne.
Sailboats at anchor in Clear Lake.
Outdoor recreational activities include swimming and blacktop basketball on the Lakeside campus grounds. The seven-acre campus also includes plenty of space for field sports, from Frisbee to football. Beyond the campus, fishing, boating, and kayaking are popular in the region’s lakes, and there are a number of scenic hiking trails and bicycling routes.
Various venues provide live music weekly, at least seasonally. Lake County has two radio stations—a country music station and a Pacifica network station, mixing local news and topical discussion along with diverse musical programming; National Public Radio (NPR) and various commercial radio stations are available from neighboring counties. Television reception requires cable or satellite service.
There are multi-screen movie theaters in Lakeport, Clearlake, and Ukiah, as well as various other entertainment options. Lake County communities also host a range of special events, from the Kelseyville Pear Festival and bass fishing tournaments, to the county fair.
While routinely-scheduled public transportation services from the Lake Transit District are available to connect students to major towns in the area, it is generally advantageous for students to have their own motor vehicles and/or bicycles to commute to work sites and other venues. The college does not provide regular shuttle services to the diverse locations at which students may conduct their research and internship activities.
Pelicans gather in Clear Lake
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