San Francisco Bay Area Center

About the Center

Located north of San Francisco, Meridian's San Francisco Bay Area Center first opened in 1993 and consists of administrative offices, executive offices, library materials, and Cram Hall, which includes classroom and event space.

Petaluma’s beautifully restored Victorian era business district is within easy strolling distance of its picturesque river-turning basin. The Center's Spanish colonial buildings were designed and built in 1920; it is one of eighteen buildings included in a historic building walking tour.

Staff and faculty based at the Bay Area Center are available by appointment only, not on a drop-in basis.

At this Center

  • Administrative Offices
  • Faculty Offices
  • Executive Offices
  • Cram Hall
    • Classrooms
    • Event Hall
  • Mail Processing
    • (Mail should be sent to the San Francisco Bay Area Center, unless otherwise instructed)


  • Balshaw Bridge
  • Hill Opera House/Phoenix
  • Hotel Petaluma
  • McNear's Mystic Theater
  • The Petaluma River Turning Basin
  • Historic D Street Drawbridge
  • Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
  • City of Sonoma
  • City of Santa Rosa



  • SMART Train (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)


  • Golden Gate Transit
  • Petaluma Transit
  • Sonoma County Airport Express
  • Sonoma County Transit


  • San Francisco Internation Airport (SFO)
    • ~ 60 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area Center by car (public transit also available)
    • Non-stop from around the world
  • Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS Santa Rosa)
    • ~ 30 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area Center by car (public transit also available)
    • Non-stop from Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Dallas, Phoenix, Denver


  • Onsite and street parking available at no cost.
  • Multiple no-cost garages

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San Francisco Bay Area Center

47 Sixth Street
Petaluma, California 94952
+1 (707) 765-1836

Los Angeles: Water Garden Campus

2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90404
+1 (310) 876-2001

Athens Center

Ermou 56
Athens 10563, Greece
+30 21 1199 0060

Berlin Center

Greifswalder Strasse 226
10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 16637734

Johannesburg Center

Atrium on 5th 9th Floor
5th St, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
+27 31 822 9032

Istanbul Center

Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi | Lati Lokum Sokak
Çınar Apt. No: 12, Kat: 4, D: 14
Şişli/İstanbul 34387
+1 (833) 256-2295

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