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On this page you'll find directions and other helpful information about our Festival venue, including details about accessibility and book purchases. (See also "Visit Campus" on the College's main website.)
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All of the events of the 21st Annual Literary Arts Festival will be held in the Griffin Gate, a conference and performance venue located in the Griffin Student Center, Building 60, at the southeast corner of the Grossmont College campus--situated directly across from the Barnes and Noble campus bookstore. In the event of exceeded venue capacity, visitors may view a live feed of the major events from the comfort of the adjacent Student Center. If you are a first-time visitor to Grossmont College, here's a helpful map of the campus. (Find more info at "Maps & Directions.")
With the exception of disabled parking spaces, permits are required to be displayed on all vehicles parked on the Grossmont College campus. Visitor parking is available at the meters in front of the main administration building or in student parking lots using a one-day parking permit available from the permit machines located in all parking lots and parking structure. One-day parking permits are $2 and are valid for the date and time issued. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about campus parking are available on the District's Public Safety website.
Grossmont College is available to MTS Bus Route 854, by which connections can be made from other bus routes and from the San Diego Trolley System. More information about routes and timetables is available from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System website.
Bicycle riders should investigate surface streets with bicycle lanes and official bicycle routes before journeying to the campus. Bicycle racks are conveniently located near all major campus entry points.
Note: Skateboards, hoverboards, Segways, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, and all other personal transportation devices not recognized to be mobility aids, are strictly forbidden anywhere on the campus walkways.
For our Festival evening events, the Grossmont College Disable Students and Services Program (DSPS) has arranged for American Sign Language interpreters to be on hand to accommodate our hearing disabled patrons.
Grossmont College campus, including its walkways and parking areas, is accessible to wheelchairs and other ambulatory aides considered to be medically necessary. Likewise, Griffin Gate and the adjoining Griffin Center are wheelchair accessible venues.
Two unisex public restrooms are situated outside the main doors of the Griffin Gate venue and are wheelchair accessible. However, if additional accommodations are needed, students and community patrons are encouraged to contact our campus's Disabled Student Services & Programs in advance of their visit.
Because our guest writers provide opportunities for book signings after their readings, selected Literary Arts Festival events will make books available for purchase. In most cases, book sales will be managed by official campus Barnes & Noble personnel, who will accept payment by cash, credit and debit card. However, ATM machines, also, are located in the Student Center (Building 60) and in the Administration/Student Services Building (Building 10).
The Griffin Food court, located in the Griffin Center (next to the main Literary Arts Festival venue), operates between the hours of 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM, and accepts cash or credit card purchases. However, unless refreshments by a licensed vendor are specifically provided at an LAF event, food and open drink containers are not permitted at Festival venues. We kindly request that you deposit any food and drink discards into designated trash receptaclesoutside of an LAF venue.
Unlicensed alcoholic beverages are also forbidden and may not be brought onto the campus during the festival events.
As of Jan. 1, 2009, Grossmont College has become a smoking-free and tobacco-free environment. Smoking and chewing tobacco are not permitted anywhere on the Grossmont College campus. For more information about the Smoking Ordinance Board Policy, please visit Grossmont College's "Smoking Policy" web page.
For your health safety and convenience, antimicrobial hand sanitizer dispensers are accessible across the campus and in all restrooms.