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  • 800 Royal oaks drive suite 101
    monrovia, CA 91016
    888.828.8800

Life As A Mt Sierra College Student

Student Orientation

All new students and re-entering students should schedule this important event on their calendar. Please contact our Admissions Office for the upcoming orientation dates.

New Student Orientation is designed to provide you with an introduction to the wide array of academic and campus resources and social, leadership and cultural experiences available to you as a student. During this event, we work to ensure that you have an opportunity to engage in conversation with members of the campus staff and faculty at the College. It is your opportunity to make those initial important connections that can help you make a smooth transition to College life at Mt Sierra College.

Mt Sierra College provides a separate International Student Orientation for all new international students.

The International Student Orientation dates will be scheduled in the near future. Please contact our Admissions Office for the upcoming orientation dates. Upon arrival, they will check in with the Admissions and Student Services office at the College to make appropriate preparations for class attendance, permanent living arrangements and registration for classes.

Banking Options for Students Near Campus

Below are banking options on or near campus. No matter which bank students choose, it is important to research each banking institution to see which one best fits their financial needs.

Bank of America

  • Address: 230 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Customer service line: (800) 432-1000
  • Branch lobby hours: Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-2, Sun Closed
  • ATM hours: Open 24 hours
  • Branch services: Open Saturdays, Accepts Appointments, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor, Student Loans.
  • ATM services: Accepts Deposits, Multi-Check Deposit, Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese

Chase Bank

  • Address: 102 W Foothill Blvd Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Branch Number: (626) 357-7472
  • Branch lobby hours: Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4, Sun Closed
  • ATM hours: Open 24 hours
  • Branch services: Open Saturdays, Accepts Appointments, Safe Deposit Boxes based on availability (Safe deposit boxes protect important documents and valuables that would be difficult or impossible to replace), Chase Private Client, Instant Debit Card Replacement.
  • ATM services: Accepts Deposits, Multi-Check Deposit, Languages: Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Tagalog, German, Vietnamese

Wells Fargo

  • Address: 211 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA, 91006
  • Branch Number: (626) 357-7472
  • Branch lobby hours: Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4, Sun Closed
  • ATM hours: Open 24 hours
  • Branch services: Open Saturdays, Accepts Appointments, Safe Deposit Boxes based on availability (Safe deposit boxes protect important documents and valuables that would be difficult or impossible to replace), Chase Private Client, Instant Debit Card Replacement.
  • ATM services: Accepts Deposits, Multi-Check Deposit, Languages: Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Tagalog, German, Vietnamese

International Banking Option for Existing HSBC Customers

HSBC

  • Website: www.hsbc.com.cn/1/2/home
  • Your HSBC relationship will give you access to the International Banking Center and global financial relocation services, including:
    • An international needs review. So you can ensure your banking needs will be met.
    • U.S.-based account opening. Your new bank accounts can be opened before you leave your country, subject to local terms and conditions.
    • Checkbooks, bank cards, credit cards and PINs. With enough notice we can have your materials delivered to you prior to your arrival in the U.S. Alternatively, you can receive them within 10 business days, from account opening, of arrival in the U.S. as an HSBC Premier client, or within 20 business days, from account opening, with another HSBC relationship.
    • Credit history transfer. You can experience a seamless transfer of your HSBC credit history to other HSBC offices in countries that the HSBC Group currently does business in.
    • Managing your finances in the U.S.
    • After your U.S. move is complete, HSBC offers additional benefits that will help you to monitor your accounts:
    • Global View. A convenient tool that lets you monitor your eligible worldwide HSBC accounts online with a single log on.
    • Global Transfers. Transfer funds between your eligible international HSBC deposit accounts.
    • International transfers of funds. Move your money between your worldwide HSBC deposit accounts via telephone banking.

ID, Driver’s License, and Driving Assistance

  • DMV Made Simple: www.DMV.org DMV made simple. Get everything from DMV appointments to surrounding locations, applying for a first-time CA driver’s license or ID card to license renewal, registration, taking a driver improvement course, practice tests, insurance quotes, and more.

Options for Students Without Transportation

Public Transportation www.METRO.net

  • The site has 10 different language translations
  • Offers trip planning for the bus, metro link, and other public transport options.

Individual Ride Options (Mobile App Required)

Housing

Mt Sierra College is located in the San Gabriel Valley in the beautiful city of Monrovia, CA. Hotel and temporary accommodations are plentiful in Monrovia, Arcadia and Duarte. These cities are just minutes from the College campus and offer easy access to local restaurants, bus routes, and comfortable and affordable temporary accommodations. Most of the major hotel chains have properties available within a few minutes of the College. Listed below are a few resources that can be used to identify an accommodation that will best fit your individual situation.

Temporary Accommodations

Hotels and Extended Stays

  • The Real Places.com
  • Hotels.com Trip
  • Advisor.com

Off Campus Housing

Rental Homes & Apartments

  • Homes.com
  • Zillow.com
  • HotPads.com

Roommates & Shared Spaces

  • Roommates.com
  • Roomster.com
  • Easy Roommate.com

Partnered School Housing

University of the West
Host Family
https://www.homestay.com/

School Real Estate Broker

FLS Housing Services
Web: http://www.flshousing.net/
Phone: 626-795-2912
Email: flshousing@fls.net

Local Resources

Libraries

Monrovia City Library

  • 321 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 256-8274

Duarte City Library

  • 1301 Buena Vista Street, Duarte, CA 91010 (626) 358-1865

Post Offices

United States Postal Service Locations Near Campus

  • 225 S Ivy Ave Monrovia, CA – (626) 256-6019
  • 41 Wheeler Ave Arcadia, CA – (626) 445-4421
  • 1220 Highland Ave Duarte, CA – (626) 256-6043

Shopping Centers, Movie Theaters, and Restaurants

  • Westfield Santa Anita Mall and Theater
    http://www.westfield.com/santaanita/
  • Krikorian Premiere Theaters
    http://www.kptmovies.com/location.aspx?house=7630
  • Pavilions Grocery Store
    130 W Foothill Blvd Monrovia, CA – (626) 303-4547
  • CVS Convenience Store & Pharmacy
    2315 Huntington Drive Duarte, CA‎ – (626) 305-9333
  • Walgreens Convenience Store & Pharmacy
    490 W Huntington Dr Monrovia, CA 91016 – (626) 256-3247
  • Restaurants, Laundry, & Specialty Stores Foothill Park Plaza
    102 West Foothill Boulevard Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Huntington Oaks Center
    542 W Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Mountain Vista Plaza Shopping Center
    1050 Huntington Dr Duarte, CA 91010