Travel and Parking

Through bike racks, carpools, C-TRAN passes, and more, Clark College supports a “green” penguin nation.  We also provide nearly 2,500 free parking spaces for students every day.

Maps and directions


If you PARK @ CLARK:

Clark provides parking for nearly 2,500 student vehicles at our main campus. Students are not required to purchase a permit to park at college facilities. Parking lots are located on the east and west sides of Fort Vancouver Way north of McLoughlin Blvd.

A helpful reminder: The first few weeks of each quarter are particularly busy.  Students -- especially new students -- are encouraged to arrive early to ensure that they have time to park and get to class. The Red and Green lots are often filled by 9:00 a.m.  Students are encouraged to find parking in other lots, particularly the Yellow and Purple lots.

Student parking at the main campus doesn’t require a permit. Students may park in unmarked spaces.  Spaces marked “F/S” are reserved for faculty and staff with permits. (They are open to everyone from 5:30-10:00 p.m.) Complete parking regulations are available at the Security Office in Gaiser Hall.

Ample parking is also available at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center. Parking at off-campus sites -- including WSU Vancouver -- is administered by the operators of those facilities. 

C-TRAN, C-VAN and TriMet

C-TRAN service is available to our main campus, Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, and Clark College at WSU Vancouver.

How to Get Your Education Opportunity Pass:

NOTE: If your card is lost or stolen, you must pay the full bus pass price.

Education Opportunity Pass

Passes are available at the Clark College Bookstore.  For information on C-VAN service, call 360-695-8918.

Information about TriMet is available at

Bike Racks

Bike racks and bike shelters are available across the main campus. Covered, lockable bike lockers are available for rent (5 cents per hour) on the main campus; visit the Clark College Bookstore to purchase a pre-paid locker card. Bike racks are available at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center.

With more people riding bikes to classes and to work, it's important for riders and drivers to extend courtesy and use caution when traveling. Bike riders should bike slowly (or, preferably, dismount and walk their bikes) on walkways and always yield to pedestrians.     

Carpools (ride share)

Six student carpool spots are available -- Monday through Friday -- from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- in Red Parking Lot #2. Carpools must include two or more people.  There is no cost to acquire a carpool parking tag, but students must register at the Security Office in Gaiser Hall and all of the students participating in the carpool must be present to register.  Carpool parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  


A “high-intensity activated crosswalk ” has been installed on Fort Vancouver Way near the Clark College Welcome Center. It's the first of its kind in Vancouver and was put in place to do better job of alerting drivers than the traditional yellow-light crossing signal. It combines a red signal beacon and signs. 

If you're driving:

If you're crossing the street:

How it works:    

When pedestrians press a button, the signal moves through the following steps: