Opened in 1962, the 311-acre Rocklin Campus is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills minutes from Sacramento along Interstate 80. The campus is located in South Placer County, one of the most rapidly growing areas in California.
More than fifty buildings dot the campus, ranging from classrooms to technology laboratories to student centers. The four-story Learning Resources Center is the most visible structure.
Excellent athletic facilities, including a twisting cross country course and the new Ostrom Football Stadium, ring the campus. The campus is beautifully landscaped and the fall colors are unforgettable.
The Standing Guard Memorial Garden is a highlight. This Japanese-style garden was built in remembrance of Placer County Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II and to honor Japanese American veterans. The Sierra College Natural History Museum has one of the most extensive regional collections of natural history and scientific displays.
Campus nature trails wind through 70 acres of local foothill oak woodland and the streamside communities along Secret Ravine. Visitors may refresh their spirits by observing birds; enjoying the sounds of a babbling brook; the rustling of the wind; and spotting local animal life. The trail’s vernal pools include those made from 19th century gold excavation sites in the northeastern portion of the campus, and a man-made demonstration pool near the cactus and rock garden of Sewell Hall.
The Sierra College West Arboretum maintains a living collection of Californian native plant specimens and the East Arboretum hosts a wider variety of horticultural and worldwide species.
In the interest of public health Sierra Joint Community College District is a smoke-free and tobacco-free District. The smoking of any substance and the use of any form of tobacco is prohibited at all times.
A $3 parking fee applies Monday through Friday, but there is no charge for parking on campus Friday at 4:00 p.m. through Sunday at 11:00 p.m. See posted signs for the location of ticket dispensing machines.
From Sacramento on I-80
From Highway 50
Bus service is available on campus with connections to local communities.
For more information and schedules for the Placer County areas of Roseville, Granite Bay, Loomis, Rocklin, Auburn, Foresthill, Colfax, Baxter, and Alta, contact Placer County Transit.
For more information on bus service in Sacramento County contact Sacramento Regional Transit.