South Gateway Student Apartments provides student housing for the Mammoth Lakes campus of Cerro Coso Community College. If you're looking for a new adventure and an exciting opportunity to further your education, going to College in Mammoth is the right choice for you!

Cerro Coso – Mammoth and the South Gateway Student Apartments have an amazing history. The Mammoth Lakes Foundation, which owns and operates the South Gateway Student Apartments, was created in 1989 by the founder of Mammoth Mountain, Dave McCoy, and a few of his friends. The goal was to be the catalyst in bringing higher education and the arts to the Eastern Sierra. At the time, local high school graduates and residents had few choices when it came to higher education.


Higher education in Mammoth started very humbly with a couple of instructors, a handful of students, and a rented space in the Rite Aid Shopping Center. Cerro Coso Community College had been offering classes wherever they could find space, usually at the high school or in empty conference rooms.

In 1992, the Foundation influenced the annexation of Inyo and Mono Counties into the Kern Community College District, making the area eligible for state funding of college facilities. In 1996, Edison Hall was built in the South Gateway section of Mammoth Lakes as a visible start to campus development. In 1998, the Foundation secured funding for the Dave & Roma McCoy Learning Center, which opened to students in 2003. In 1999, the Foundation completed a seven-year land exchange with U.S. Forest Service and donated land for the college. And in 2008, the 35-unit South Gateway Student Apartments opened.


The Dean of the Eastern Sierra branch campuses, Deanna Campbell, continues to work tirelessly to expand degree and certificate programs every year. In 2014, 500 students enrolled between the Bishop and Mammoth branch campuses.






Snow Removal


WiFi/High-Speed Internet



Community Room with Fireplace


Community Events

Outdoor Courtyard with Grills

Amazing Mountain Views

​Short-Term Lease Option

2-Minute Walk to Class


Pool Table

Ping Pong


Jumbo Flat Screen TV

Outdoor Bocce Ball

24 Hour Availability

Paved Bike Trails

5 Min. Ride to World-Class Skatepark

Bus Stop 7 Days per Week

"It's evident to those of us who love Mammoth, that though ski slopes and mountain air brought us here, our community also needs facilities that exhilarate the mind." 

- Dave McCoy, founder of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

P.O. Box 1679, 121 College Parkway

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

(760) 934-0338

© 2016 South Gateway Student Apartments

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Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F