What's Happening at Cañada: Week of January 16, 2023

Tue, 17 January, 2023 at 10:24 am
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Week of January 16, 2023

The Spring 2023 Semester is FREE at Cañada College!

For the Spring Semester, Cañada College will waive enrollment fees for students who reside in San Mateo County (some exceptions apply). There are no minimum or maximum units required to qualify. Depending on documented financial need, students may also be exempted from paying the student body fee, student representation fee, student union fee, inclusive access fee(s), and materials fees associated with enrolled courses. Registration is open to all students! To help students determine if they qualify for the Free College enrollment fee waiver and other fee waivers, visit our Free College FAQ.


Drop-In Registration Support

Get help with registration from our Welcome Center. We are offering “Drop-In Registration” support on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come to Building 9 on the first floor or talk to us over Zoom: http://smccd.zoom.us/j/81252409422.


Open Classes

Registration for the Spring semester is still open and there are classes to choose from. You can find your classes online and enroll early using WebSMART to ensure you get the classes you need.


Campus Hours Website

Please refer to the Campus Hours website that provides an updated listing of campus-wide hours. Many Student Service offices will be extended evening hours the first few weeks of the semester to assist students.


Face Coverings (Masks)

San Mateo County’s current level is LOW, and face masks are strongly recommended, but not required indoors in any SMCCCD facility except those designated as a healthcare facility. At levels where masking is required, the exemption of not wearing a mask while actively eating or drinking still applies. SMCCCD continues to make face coverings (masks) available to all students and employees. Masks are located at various locations throughout all campus buildings. You can view this COVID-19 Masking Document to learn more about effective masks.

As the San Mateo County Community Level changes, students, employees, and visitors will be provided information. To track San Mateo County’s COVID Community Level, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Get Tested Before You Return to Campus & Free COVID-19 Testing Resources

Before the semester starts, it’s encouraged that you take the opportunity to test before being on campus. Through its partnership with San Mateo County Health (SMCH), SMCCCD continues to operate its COVID-19 testing site at Cañada College, available to students, employees, and the public. Free at-home antigen testing kits are available at college bookstores and public safety offices.


Daily Health Self-Screening Required - Stay Home If You are Symptomatic or Test Positive for COVID-19

Students and employees must self-screen daily regardless of vaccination status. Do NOT enter campus grounds if experiencing any of the following COVID-related symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish (chills, sweating) 
  • Cough that’s new or worsening (continuous, more than usual) 
  • Shortness of breath (out of breath or unable to breathe deeply) 
  • Congestion or runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions) 
  • Sore throat (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions) 
  • New headache that is unusual or long-lasting (not related to migraines or recurring headaches) 
  • Unusual fatigue 
  • Unexplained muscle or body aches 
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea 
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you test positive for COVID-19, report your results. You will receive a return email with instructions for isolation and when you are cleared to return to campus.

Get the New Bivalent Booster

You can get a free COVID-19 Bivalent Booster at many locations in San Mateo County. Employees, students, and the broader community can sign up for free at MyTurn. SMCCCD will also host a vaccination Pop-Up Clinic on January 19, 2023, at Cañada College.


Campus Shuttle

The Cañada College shuttle will run direct service Monday-Friday to/from Cañada and East Palo Alto beginning January 17, 2023, through May 26, 2023. Visit canadacollege.edu/shuttle for the latest schedule updates.


Sign Up for Emergency Text Message Notifications
To receive emergency college communications via text message on your device, log in to WebSMART. In the tab labeled "Student Services," select "Emergency Text Message Contact Information," alternatively, you can go directly to ALERTME and register for emergency notifications there.


Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday

Free Groceries at Cañada College – Weekly Food Distribution

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Lot 6

Join us every Tuesday for a FREE Grocery Distribution. The program is open to students and the community to select the food that they want.


Tuesday, January 17 – Thursday, January 19

Welcome Week Events

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Upper Lawn/The Grove (if it rains)


Tuesday, January 17

Day and Evening Classes Begin


Late Class Registration Begins (Jan 17 - Jan 30) – find courses HERE.


Wednesday, January 19

Men’s Basketball vs Chabot College

7 p.m.
Building 1 Gym


Friday, January 27

Men’s Basketball vs Ohlone College

5 p.m.
Building 1 Gym


Monday, January 30

Last Day to Add Semester Length Classes


Last Day to Drop Semester Length Classes With Eligibility for Partial Refund



For a complete listing of events, visit: https://events.canadacollege.edu/



For disability-related accommodations, please email: canvpss@smccd.edu or call (650) 306-3234.

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