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What's Happening at Cañada: Week of October 4, 2021

Tue, 5 October, 2021 at 12:10 pm

Week of October 4, 2021


October is Transfer Month!
On Tuesdays in October, we invite faculty and staff to proudly wear their Alma Mater, or shirt from the university of their choice, to promote transfer options and share their experience at the university with students. For virtual learners, you may also use a background of your Alma Mater or university logo in the Zoom background and/or any other platforms that we meet with students virtually.

Financial Aid Applications Are Now Open – Apply Today!
The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ( and California Dream Act ( applications are available now! The Financial Aid Department are here to help and are now on campus. They also offer virtual Drop-In hours where students can stop by and chat live with a Financial Aid Representative in English and Spanish.

On Campus Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Zoom Drop in Hours:

 Tuesday: 10 - 11 a.m.

Wednesday: 3 - 4 p.m.

*Click here to join

For more information about Financial Aid and our services, visit the Financial Aid Office


October 6

Fall Virtual Job Fair

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Event Registration:

The Career Center invites all students to participate in our Fall Job Fair. Our goal is to provide you with an opportunity to speak with employers who are hiring and find out more about their company. Even if you are not looking for work, you may see an employer you would like to know more about, so this is a great opportunity to do that as well! Once you register, you will get an email with the link to the employer sessions. 


Let’s Talk About Mental Health

2-3:30 p.m.
Zoom Link:

Join us as we talk to Cañada’s personal counselor, Marcos Chacon, about how to recognize, normalize and destigmatize mental health. We will discuss how to start the conversation about the importance of mental health within our friends, families and communities. 


STEM Speaker Series: Taking advantage of the little things during your academic journey

5-6 p.m.
Zoom Link: 

Featured speaker is Yardley Ordonez-Hernandez. Yardley spent most of his life on the Peninsula and benefitted from the community colleges in the San Mateo County area. He took six to seven years at Ca­ñada College and College of San Mateo before transferring to Chico State University. Yardley graduated from Chico State in the spring of 2021 with Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering. He received an offer from US Steel POSCO Industries (USS UPI) in Pittsburg California to work as an Automation Engineer and loves his job, the work environment and the people he works with.


October 8

National Coming Out Day

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+.) Here you’ll get the opportunity to learn about LGBTQIA+ history!


Women’s Soccer vs Hartnell College

4 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Hartnell College!


October 11

UC Admission Application

1 – 2 p.m.
Zoom Log In:

Students will learn about the UC admissions policies, and learn to complete the UC application.


Admissions to San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Event time: 2-3 p.m.
Zoom Log In:

Students will learn about the admissions policies and requirements at SFSU. 


October 12

Men’s Soccer vs West Valley College

4 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on West Valley College.


October 13

Flex Day (No Classes)


October 14

CSU Admission Application

1 – 2 p.m.
Zoom Log In:

Students will learn about the CSU admissions policies and learn to complete the CSU application.


October 15

Cañada College Town Hall

2:15-3:30 p.m.
Zoom Link:

The purpose of the forum is to provide our college community with important updates on items including: Construction/Facilities, Presidential Search Committee and Timeline, HR, Health & Safety, Instruction and Student Services. The forum will be held virtually.


October 18

Personal Insight Questions (PIQ)

1- 2 p.m.
Zoom Log In:

Students will learn about UC PIQ, how to select four questions out of seven options, and the content may consider for each question.


October 19 & 20

Social Sciences Discipline Days

Join the Social Sciences in a celebration of Social Sciences Discipline Days! Tune into to the virtual sessions to learn more about Social Sciences majors, transfer and career opportunities in the ‘other’ sciences!

Tuesday, October 19
12-2 p.m. with Professor David Eck, Philosophy

Zoom link:

1-2 p.m. with Professor Jessica Kaven, Communication Studies
Zoom link:

2:30-3:30 p.m. with Professors Natalie Alizaga & Ami Smith, Psychology
Zoom link:

Wednesday, October 20
12:30-1:30 p.m. with Professors Paul Roscelli, Economics & Lezlee Ware, Political Science
Zoom link:

2:30-3:30 p.m. with Professors Alison Field & Michael Stanford, History
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October 19

Men’s Soccer vs Folsom Lake College

4 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Folsom Lake College.


October 20

Financial Aid for Transfer Students

1- 2 p.m.
Zoom Log In:

Students will learn about available financial Aid resources, types of financial aid, eligibility requirements, policies, and how and when they may apply before transferring to a 4 year university.



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


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