Student Resources

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Visit the District COVID-19 page (Links to an external site.) OR Call the COVID-19 Hotline: 650-574-6650

Special Resources During COVID 19


Click HERE to download the official SMCCCD Vaccination Verfication Process FAQ document as a pdf.

 The San Mateo County Community College District, in partnership with San Mateo County Health, has launched a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the College of San Mateo (CSM) campus. Located in upper Hillsdale Lot 1 at CSM, the site is open to the public and replaces the previous testing location at the San Mateo County Event Center.Testing hours:
Sundays–Thursdays, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. through January 31, 2022
Testing location:
Upper Hillsdale Lot 1 at College of San Mateo, 1700 West Hillsdale Drive, San Mateo CA 94402
The test is free but an appointment is required.The tests are conducted with a nasal swab and results provided within 24–72 hours. The site has the capacity to test 1,000 people per day. Testing services are provided by OptumServe, the federal health business of Optum and UnitedHealth Group. Special Hours for SMCCCD Employees and StudentsSpecial time blocks have been reserved exclusively for San Mateo County Community College District students, staff, and faculty on Sundays–Thursdays from 10–11 a.m. and 3–4 p.m. These blocks will allow 96 District employees and students to be tested daily.Additional Details:

 To make an appointment:Online:

  1. Visit the Logistics Health COVID-19 Testing website

  2. Select “California” from the dropdown menu

  3. Select “Get Started”

  4. Follow registration steps to create an account

  5. Log in to your account

  6. Choose a testing location

  7. Schedule an appointment

Note: Appointments for children under 13 cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center. By PhoneCall the LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment by phone.Getting Your COVID-19 Test

  1. Attend your scheduled testing appointment

  2. On-location staff will check you in

  3. Staff will conduct nasal swab test and send sample to the lab

  4. Notification will be provided when your results are ready and available on LHI.Care within 24-72 hours.

This information is also available on the District COVID-19 website.

On Campus Resources


Responsibilities for ALL students:

The Student Handbook contains information about student organizations, college services, college rules, student rights, student disciplinary due process procedures, and Cañada’s staff and governance structure.  To view the handbook, please click on this LINK.
To find the list of actions prohibited on campus, please visit the Code of Conduct page.  


Here are some resources to help you study:

The DRC does not have its own tutoring center. However, we can offer accommodations for tutoring on campus at the Learning Center.  Please email to make an appointment with a DRC counselor to discuss what types of tutoring accommodations you are eligible for.

We have may tips on study strategies.  Please click here to learn more.

However, researchers have shown that loud noises and other distractions do not affect concentration. Rather, distractions are created through the way students interpret them.


Creating a Study Environment

1.         Choose an area that will be exclusively used for studying

2.         Surround yourself with study aides

3.         Study in quiet areas without TVs and radios

4.         Do not study in areas where you’ll fall asleep or become groggy


When to Study

1.         Study during the early morning, afternoon, and early evening since you’ll better retain information. Avoid studying late at night.

2.         Study during times when you will not be distracted by friends, extra-curricular activities, or work responsibilities

3.         Don’t study when you’re tired. Get plenty of rest before long study sessions

4.         When you can no longer concentrate or become extremely tired, end the study session


How to Study & Concentrate

1.         When studying in distracting situations, move to a new setting

2.         During study sessions, jot down distracting thoughts. This will enable you to forget them and focus on studying

3.         Begin study sessions by identifying goals. This could include the number of homework problems to work through or pages to read

4.         Reward yourself for meeting your study goals, which could include going to the movies, reading a book, or other activities you enjoy

5.         Structure study sessions by organizing content to be studied into chunks. This will limit boredom during long sessions

6.         Schedule periodic breaks to clear your mind

7.         Do not study while you’re watching TV or socializing with friends

8.         If you struggle concentrating, schedule multiple short study sessions

9.         Schedule study sessions in advance to avoid possible distractions

10.       Remember that friends will not lose respect for you if you miss out on social gathering to study. 

11.       Plan study sessions around content to cover rather than time. Constantly checking your watch is distracting

 Here are some support resources on campus that you might find helpful:

If you have a mental health challenges that impacts your school work, you are eligible for academic accommodations.  Please visit the DRC website for more information:

If you have any questions about your health or health insurances, please contact the Health Center.  Here is the link to their website.