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College of the Desert - Palm Springs

Address: 1300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-674-7800

Public Safety: 760-777-0498

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Fall/Spring Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: The office is closed from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily


The college will be closed the following dates: 

  • Tuesday, January 1st; New Years Day - Campus Closed
  • Monday, January 21st; Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Campus Closed
  • Friday, February 15th; Lincoln Day - Campus Closed
  • Monday, February 18th; President's Day - Campus Closed
  • Monday-Friday, April 15th-21st; SPRING BREAK - No classes
  • Thursday, April 18th; Cesar Chavez Day - Campus Closed
  • Friday, April 19th; Spring Holiday - Campus Closed
  • Monday, May 27th; Memorial Day - Campus Closed
  • Thursday, July 4th; Independence Day - Campus Closed
  • Monday, September 2nd; Labor Day - Campus Closed
  • Monday, November 11th; Veteran’s Day - Campus Closed
  • Thursday-Friday, November 28th-29th; Thanksgiving - Campus Closed
  • December 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020; Winter Break - Campus Closed

Please note that the Palm Springs Campus is not open Friday - Sunday.

At College of the Desert our mission is to provide excellent educational programs in basic skills, career and technical education, certificate, transfer preparation, associate degrees, noncredit and distance education, which are continuously evaluated and improved. Our programs and services contribute to the success, learning, and achievement of our diverse students and the vitality of the
Desert Community College District, surrounding areas and beyond.
Please help us evaluate our programs and services by taking a few moments to complete this brief survey. Students who provide confirmation of the survey completion will be entered to win an opportunity prize drawing for gift cards to the COD Bookstore.
For more information, please contact our office at (760) 674-7800.