Concours de récitation poétique: Directions and parking information

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Try to arrive 15 minutes before your start time in order to park, pay for parking, and make your way to the Music building.


The contest takes place in the Music Hall, 1A on the map below. (The room number is TA 116, as it is part of the Theater Arts building). Note: If you have attended a previous contest, this is a different room!


We know that students have many demands on their time; if they wish to bring homework and/or bring or get something to eat between their level and the raffle or awarding of prizes, there are picnic tables in the courtyard and a food court in the Golden Eagle, building 6.

PARKING - payment required

The best place to park is on the top level of Parking Structure C (in blue, near the top of the map below). When driving, turn onto Circle Drive, and then turn left into the SECOND entrance to the top level of parking structure C. (The first entrance will take you down to the faculty level.) You should be in the open air, NOT within the parking structure. If this level is full, you can enter the structure and drive down to the BOTTOM level 1. Level 2 is reserved for faculty and you may be ticketed.
On both the top and the bottom level, there are yellow machines where you must pay for parking. The prices vary by time; 4 hrs is $4 and all day is $8. We expect to be completely done by 1 pm including time for pictures. Once you have your parking ticket, you must place it on your dashboard.

In the unlikely event that both levels in Parking Structure C are full, visitor parking is also available in structures A and B. Consult for more information. There is a Welcome Center kiosk as you enter campus (grid E1 on the map below, Campus Road/Paseo Rancho Castilla) if you need further assistance, information on disabled parking, etc.

Getting from the parking structure to TA 116 - the Music Hall

Exit the top level of parking structure C and cross Circle Drive.
You have two options to get to the Music Hall:
(1) go directly up the path before you towards the red brick buildings, and then turn left when you can to walk around the theater arts building into the courtyard where you can find the Music Hall (1A on the map) to your left. This route is recommended for disabled access.
(2) After crossing the street, turn left and walk a short way along the street. Almost immediately, you will come to a small parking lot on your right (parking lot 6). The building right behind that lot is the Music building. If you walk through the parking lot and to the right side of the building, you will see a set of stairs heading up diagonally -- if you take those stairs you will end up directly in the courtyard described above. The Music Hall (1A on the map) will be on your right.
The address of Cal State LA is 5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles 90032. Additional maps and parking information can be found at

Cal State L.A. campus map
The French Poetry Recitation Contest is sponsored by the
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Cal State LA in conjunction with
and AATF-SoCal.