What's Happening at Cañada: Week of May 22, 2023

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Week of May 22, 2023

Summer Session 2023 Registration is Open!

All students can now register for the Summer Session 2023! And thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 893, Cañada College will continue to waive the enrollment fees for students who reside in San Mateo County (some exceptions apply, see our Free College FAQ) for the Summer Session 2023!

As with this past semester, no minimum or maximum units are required to qualify for this enrollment fee waiver during the Summer Session 2023. If you qualify, it will be automatically applied on WebSMART when registering for your courses. Additionally, depending on documented financial need, students may 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.


Fall 2023 Semester Registration is Open!

Open registration for the Fall 2023 Semester has begun for all students! Please note that the qualifications for the Free College enrollment fee waiver are different for the Fall 2023 Semester. In addition to residing in San Mateo County, students must now have a stated educational goal of earning a degree, a certificate, or transfer with a degree, to qualify.

For more information and details on qualifications, please refer to our Free College FAQ. Students can edit their Educational Goal in WebSMART, and if you need assistance, please contact Cañada’s Counseling Center. Students can have questions answered about their residency or address change by contacting Cañada’s Admissions & Records Department.


Join Us for Commencement on Saturday, May 27!

Join us this Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. in the Upper Lawn for our Commencement Ceremony! Let's celebrate the culmination of our student's hard work and their incredible achievements as they embark on their next adventure. Your presence at the ceremony will not only honor our graduates but also inspire them with your unwavering support.

55th Annual Commencement
Saturday, May 27, 2023
10 a.m.
Upper Lawn (Between Buildings 9 and 13)


Class of 2023 Custom Zoom Backgrounds

It’s time to show our grads some love with custom Zoom backgrounds! You can view and download the backgrounds here. Visit the Commencement website for the latest updates on the big day.


Free Snacks in the Library May 22-26

Need a snack during Finals Week? The Library (Building 9, Third Floor) has you covered! Come by and grab a free treat. There will be drinks, cookies, pan dulce and more.


Cañada Marketing Department is Hiring Student Assistants

Are you experienced with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop? Do you enjoy graphic design and photography? Would you like a job that will enhance your marketing expertise? Apply now to join Cañada College’s Marketing Department! As a student assistant, you will be responsible for supporting marketing, graphic design, photography, website, and social media activity on behalf of Cañada College. Student assistants must be available to work 20 hours per week during the week (office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on a regular schedule. Starting salary is $19.12 per hour.

Please submit a simple resume and design portfolio (including examples of a poster or flyer created in InDesign and/or examples of photography work and/or examples of web/social media work) to canmarketing@smccd.edu.


This Week at The Grove Cafe

Visit The Grove and experience the daily handcrafted Fusion specials of Chef Jackie! *Chef specials are ordered in person and cannot be ordered online. For the complete menu, this week’s specials, online ordering options, and takeout orders, please visit The Grove Café website.


Last What’s Happening at Cañada Until Fall

This will be the final weekly communication until the Fall semester begins. The Cañada Marketing Department will send communication throughout the summer with important updates as they occur. We wish everyone a safe and restful summer!


Upcoming Events

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



Free Groceries at Cañada College – Weekly Food Distribution

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


Saturday, May 20 – Friday, May 26

Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)


Tuesday, May 23

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) Instant Admit Day

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Grove (Building 5)


Wednesday, May 24

Puente End-of-Year Celebration

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Building 6, Room 103


Promise Scholars Program Graduation

5-7 p.m.
Building 23 Rooftop


Thursday, May 25

Middle College Graduation

3-4 p.m.
Building 3, Main Theatre


Friday, May 26

Commencement Rehearsal

2-3 p.m.
Upper Lawn – Between Buildings 9 and 13


50th Anniversary of Interior Design Celebration

5 p.m.
Building 6, Room 101/102


Saturday, May 27


10 a.m.
Upper Lawn


Saturday, May 27- Monday, May 29

Declared Recess for Memorial Day
All Day


Thursday, June 1

Deadline to Accept UC Admission Offer

All Day


Saturday, June 10

Lavender Grad Drag Brunch

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Building 23 Rooftop


Monday, June 12

Start of Summer Session

All Day


Monday, June 19

Juneteenth Day - Campus Closed

All Day


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

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