Cañada Launches Super Saturday Registration EventThu, 19 January, 2023 at 12:15 pm
On Saturday, January 7, Cañada College hosted a successful Super Saturday single-stop registration event! The goal of this event was to help anyone who attended to complete all enrollment steps and walk away registered for Cañada College’s Spring 2023 semester. More than 45 faculty, staff, administrators and student ambassadors were on hand to help 92 students enroll, leave with a course schedule and/or have their questions answered for the Spring semester. The event resulted in 94 course enrollments.
At the Super Saturday event, DJ Antit Dope provided a happy and energetic ambience for excited attendees. Due to the rain, the team pivoted from holding an outdoor event in the Upper Lawn to utilizing all three floors of Building 9. Some of the Cañada teams that provided on-site student support included: Admissions & Records, Cashier’s Office, Welcome Center, Financial Aid, Counseling, Umoja, Office of Student Life & Leadership Development, Promise Scholars Program and Outreach. The teams hosted stations that helped prospective students submit their college applications, complete orientation, submit Financial Aid applications, meet with an Academic Counselor and register for classes. In addition, ESL students were also able to take their Assessment tests. When students completed their enrollment steps, they were invited to enjoy a free lunch. Community members remarked that they felt comfortable and welcomed while attending the event. And, the results were successful as Cañada observed an increase in Spring enrollment.
The one-stop registration event was created in alignment with Cañada’s Educational Master Plan Strategic Initiative 1.1: Make Registration Easier. Other initiatives that the College has undertaken to make registration easier includes a manual override and push to produce a G# (student ID number) which now takes 15 minutes to produce versus several hours. The expedited method helps students continue the process to registration. The team has also created a streamlined enrollment process for Cañada’s ESL students that has greatly reduced the wait times for processing placements for students. Lastly, the College has made significant strides in amplifying their translation of documents and processes in Spanish and has now begun to also offer translation of key documents in Tagalog as well. The Super Saturday Planning Team is exploring future Saturday events, including a Friday event to welcome high school students as part of their school day.
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