1. About
  2. Maps
  3. New Student Information
  4. Events   
  5. Lab & Tutor Schedules
  6. Schedule of Classes
  7. Faculty & Staff
  8. Dual Enrollment
  9. Center Resources
  10. Employment Opportunities

About the Lake Center:

Mendocino College Lake Center is one of three centers in the Mendocino Lake Community College District (CCD). Other centers are located in Willits and Ft. Bragg, with the main campus in Ukiah. The goal of all Centers is to be able to provide classes, services and access for students in remote parts of the Mendocino Lake (CCD). To this end, the Lake Center offers Fall, Spring and Summer classes, admissions and registration assistance, academic counseling, financial aid, EOPS, CalWORKs and other support services. 

The Lake Center provides a friendly and accessible atmosphere for new or returning college students. Our faculty and office staff offer continuing education and support services that lead to college degrees, certificates, improved job skills, transfers to other colleges and universities and personal enrichment. It's never too soon (or too late!) to start thinking about what higher education can do for you. Please join us at the Mendocino College Lake Center. For information and/or assistance, call or stop by the Lake Center.

Lake Center Contact Information:

Mendocino College Lake Center
2565 Parallel Drive
Lakeport CA 95453

Fall 2022 Hours - Masks Recommended

Monday/Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Please leave a message at (707) 263-4944 and someone will return your call. Or email us at lakecenter@mendocino.edu

Spring 2023

The Lake Center will be closed for the following holidays: 

January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18 & 20 - Lincoln/Washington Day
April 3-7 - Spring Break
May 29- Memorial Day

Computers are available for student use at the learning lab.  WiFi is available in the parking lot.

Masks, student ID's and social distancing required for registration, food pantry, and other resources.

New Hygiene Kits - The Lake Center has personal hygiene kits that are available to currently enrolled students. The kit consists of:  A shower cap, comb, toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, soap, body wash, shampoo, emery board and sewing kit. Please complete a card at the Registration Desk.  Thank you!

Stay up to date with activities at the Lake Center through our Facebook page!

Mendocino College Lake Center Facebook

The Lake Center is located at 2565 Parallel Drive, Lakeport CA 95453. The Lake Center consists of one large central building that hosts admissions and records, student support services and administration offices, in addition to a large “learning commons” intended for students to use as a study area while on campus. There are twelve classrooms, including rooms dedicated to science, music, creative activities and a small distance education room. There are two computer labs, one for instruction and another available for student walk-in use. The Lake Center also has a six-person distance education room for classes that are streamed live from the Ukiah campus. 

Five Steps to Sign Up!

1) Apply at www.mendocino.edu “Apply Now”

2) Orientation https://www2.mendocino.edu/app/tutorial/orientation/

3) Placement Questionnaire: /student-services/learning-center/placement

4) Counseling Appointment: call 707.263.4944

5) Enroll at MyMendo - https://my.mendocino.edu/

Call or visit the Lake Center for assisytance:

2565 Parallel Drive Lakeport CA 95453

Mendocino College Students have access to a variety of academic and financial support services. For example, All registered Mendocino College students can ride Lake and Mendocino County transit free with their student ID.They can also access a free food pantry at the Lake Center. Most Lake County students are eligible for financial aid support that can cover the cost of classes, books and even living expenses.  Links to a comprehensive list of support services is below in alphabetical order. For more information about navigating these services, please call the Lake Center.

CARE: /student-services/support-programs/eopscare/care-program

Child Development Center: /student-services/support-programs/child-development-center

CalWORKs: /student-services/calworks

CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program - /camp

Disability Resource Center: /disability-resource-center

EOPS: /student-services/support-programs/eops

Financial Aid: /financial-aid

First Year Institute - /student-services/support-programs/fyi-first-year-institute

Food Pantry - /student-services/support-programs/mendocino-college-food-pantry

Foster and Kinship Care - /node/5314

MESA - /student-services/support-programs/mesa

Native American Student Resources - /student-services/native-american-outreach

Student Perks - /student-services/support-programs/student-perks

Veterans Services - /student-services/veterans-services

Week of Welcome
At the start of every fall and spring semester, the Lake Center hosts a week of welcome (WOW) event for our students. The event includes informtion on various Students Services, free food and an opportunity for students to meet the Lake Center Director and Dean of Centers.

Past Events:

Lake County Scholarship Reception 2021

The Lake County Friends of Mendocino College (LCFM) in collaboration with the Lake Center would like to invite you to attend our inaugural Lake County Scholarship Reception. This event will be held virtually on Saturday, May 1st from 6-8 PM to honor Lake County students receiving academic scholarships and fifth grade students selected this year in the Adopt-A-Fifth Grader (AAFG) program. Please join us by clicking the link below. We appreciate your support of Lake County students and look forward to bringing this event on ground in future years.

Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94439945247

The Mendocino College Foundation is awarding 155 scholarships totaling $198,400.  For Lake County, there are 17 students receiving 21 scholarships, totaling $28,200.

Shakespeare at the Lake


Shakespeare at the Lake 2021 marked the 6th annual presentation. Mendocino College and Lake County Theatre Company teamed up for a comedy, "All’s Well That Ends Well" for July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at 7pm, and Sunday, July 26 at 2pm. Please click the links to see the previous performances.


Fiesta at the Lake Center
The Lake Center is known to host an occasional Fiesta during the month of May. The first Fiesta started in May 2018 and has evolved to a Fiesta and Registration Event. The Fiesta includes bilingual presenters providing information about Mendocino College English as Second Language (ESL) classes, free food, games, prizes and more. The May 2019 event took place on May 16 with more than 100 participants.  

Halloween at the Lake Center
In 2018, the Lake Center launched Halloween at the Lake Center, which included a harvest theme and three contests, best costume, best jack-o-lantern and best pumpkin dish. The Lake Center looks forward to making this an annual tradition for our students and staff.

Lake Center Events

9:00pm - 5:37am
May 13
1:00am - 5:37am

24/7 online Tutoring is available for registred students through NetTutor program. Online tutoring by Mendocino College students are available through the Learnng Center and MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement). Please access the tutors from your instructors' CANVAS site.

Computer Lab Aide Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 12 pm  and 1 pm - 5 pm

Wednesday 10:30 am - 12 pm

Thursday 9 am - 12 pm and  1 pm- 4 pm

Fall Walk-in Computer Lab Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Tutoring Schedule onilne / on ground
For the most up to date information on tutoring schedules contact the Lake Center at 707.263.4944 or enmail LakeCenter@mendocino.edu

Please visit MC website by clicking here: Fall Classes  Choose term and location for all listings of Lake Center courses.

As always, you can get the most recent course offerings via MyMendo.

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What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment occurs when high school students are enrolled in both high school and college classes simultaneously. College classes completed by high school students can count as units towards their high school diploma and their college transcript.

College Career Access Pathways:
In 2019, Mendocino College Lake Center is launching a new College Career Access Pathways Program, which looks to expand dual enrollment at our three high schools located in the Mendocino Lake Community College District in Lake County. Each high school is focusing on dual enrollment classes that are part of a career education pathway and/or a general education transfer pathway. The pathways of focus are:

Upper Lake High School
- Business
- Healthcare
- General Education Transfer Pathway

Clearlake High School
- Administration of Justice
- General Education Transfer Pathway

Kelseyville High School
- Agriculture
- Healthcare
- General Education Transfer Pathway

Food Pantry:

The Lake Center Food Pantry is available to all currently registered students. The goal of the food pantry is to provide short-term food resources to students in need to that students can focus of academics while enrolled at the college. To access the Food Pantry students fill out a simple request card and present it to the Lake Center Assistants at the registration windows. Cards are located in the learning commons at the Lake Center, or you can ask a Center Assistant to provide one to you.

Free Bus Passes:

Mendocino College Lake Center Students ride the Lake County Transit FREE! Once registered, all you need to do is get a student’s ID. You can present you ID at the bus and ride any route including to Ukiah, anytime free. You can request a student ID at the registration desk at the Lake Center. You need to have a sticker for the current semester on the back of the ID card. Please request at the desk.

Lending Library:

The Lake Center now has a lending library with books available for most courses offered at the Lake Center each semester. Books can be used on campus only, but students can make copies of important pages to take home. To check out a book, just ask a Center Assistant at the registration desk at the Lake Center.

Counseling Appointments:

The Lake Center offers academic counseling for students.  Due to COVID-19, all counseling is by phone. To make an appointment call (707) 263-4944.

Financial Aid Appointments:

Due to Covid-19, Financial Aid  offers online Chat - Cranium Cafe. 

Disability Resource Center Appointments:

Due to COVID-19, DRC offers Video Chat with DRC

CalWORKs Appointments:

Due to COVID-19, CalWORKs offers Video Chat with CalWORKs.

More information about these programs and more can be found at the links below:

CARE: /student-services/support-programs/eopscare/care-program

Child Development Center: /student-services/support-programs/child-development-center

CalWORKs: /student-services/calworks

CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program - /camp

Disability Resource Center: /disability-resource-center

EOPS: /student-services/support-programs/eops

Financial Aid: /financial-aid

First Year Institute - /student-services/support-programs/fyi-first-year-institute

Food Pantry - /student-services/support-programs/mendocino-college-food-pantry

MESA - /student-services/support-programs/mesa

Native American Student Resources - /student-services/native-american-outreach

Student Perks - /student-services/support-programs/student-perks

Veterans Services - /student-services/veterans-services

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or utilizing your Work Study funds by working at the Lake Center, please contact us at (707) 263-4944.