The Doheny Campus

The University expanded to a second campus in 1962. The Doheny Campus at Chester Place, near the intersection of the Harbor and Santa Monica Freeways, is located on property formerly owned by Edward L. Doheny and his wife, the Countess Estelle Doheny for whom the campus has been named. The two city blocks of Victorian residences in their setting of exotic trees and flowers have been converted to educational purposes. The Doheny Campus extends the educational opportunities which Mount Saint Mary’s University offers.

The northern part of the campus has been designated as the faculty area. Two of the Victorian residences, Buildings 1 and 2, have been converted to house most of the faculty offices, the office of the Weekend/Evening  College, the Spiritual Development Program and the AA Dean. The Education Department is in Building 20 and the Psychology Department in Building 1.

The classroom and learning area of the campus is contained mainly in four buildings. Built in 1965 and renovated in 2006, the Ahmanson/Weingart Hall (Building 4) is a classroom building containing The Rose Hills Auditorium, smart technology classrooms, and science laboratories. In 1996 the Sr. Magdalen Coughlin Learning Complex was built (Buildings 3, 5, and 6) which house the McCarthy Library, the Cultural Fluency Center, the Learning Resource Center, a computer lab, student health center, nursing and physical therapy labs, and classrooms.

The student activities and affairs sector of the campus is contained in three buildings. The Carriage House for the Mansion (Building 8.5) has been renovated to contain the fitness center with access to the pool and tennis courts, the commuter lounge, and the physical plant offices. Building 7 contains the offices for Campus Ministry, Student Activities, ISAE, and Student Affairs. The second floor of Building 11 contains the offices of Women's Leadership and Career Services.

Two of the Victorian homes house most of the Administrative Support Services . Building 10 contains the office for the Graduate Dean, the Graduate Transition Center, Graduate Admissions and the Office of Institutional Planning and Research. The historic Doheny mansion (Building 8) houses Institutional Advancement, Public Relations, and Alumnae Relations Offices. Building 10.5 houses a mail room, copy center, and art classroom.

745 W. Adams contains student service offices including Admissions, the Registrar's Office, Student Financing, the Advisement Center, Business Office and Information Technology.

The residential sector of the campus is contained mainly in two buildings. In 1984, McIntyre Hall was built and contains student housing, the Donohue Conference Center and Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. In 2007, Hannon Hall was built and contains student housing and the residence life offices. Building 20 houses some student residents. Ahmanson Commons (Building 11) houses the Bon Appetit food service and dining areas.

Parking areas are on the Chester Place Mall, in campus lots, and in the Ken Skinner Parking Pavilion.

Building 17 houses the Child Development Center and the W. M. Keck Toddler Center, state-funded child care centers for young children. These centers serve students of diverse ethnic, linguistic, and social backgrounds from the surrounding area. Students in the Early Childhood and other programs fulfill assignments in child observation and participation at the Centers. Da Camera and faculty offices are also housed in this building. To view a map of the campus click on Doheny map.