What's Happening at Cañada: Week of May 15, 2023

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Week of May 15, 2023

Summer Session 2023 Registration is Open to All!

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! 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.

Take a look at WebSchedule and start planning your schedule for the upcoming sessions.

The Fall Semester 2023 priority registration date is on Wednesday, May 3, with open registration for all students open on May 17.


Fall 2023 Semester Priority Registration is Open!

Priority Registration for the Fall 2023 Semester has begun. Please note that the qualifications for the Free College enrollment fee waiver have changed 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 or certificate to qualify.

For more information and details on qualifications, please refer to our Free College FAQ. To set up your Educational Goal in WebSMART, or if you need assistance, please contact Cañada’s Counseling Center.  

Open registration for all students begins tomorrow, May 17. Don't miss out on your chance to register early and get the classes you need for the upcoming semester!


Sign Up to Get Financial Aid Text Alerts

Get text notifications about FAFSA, reminders of upcoming Financial Aid deadlines, links to Financial Aid forms, and more. This is a great way to make sure you don’t miss important information about Financial Aid. Make sure you’re getting all the financial support you can to help pay for college!

How can I opt in to receive text messages? To opt in to receive text messages, access the Student Success Link using OneLogin, click on “My Forms,” and then on “Communication Preferences”


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.


Inaugural LGBTQ+ Commencement Sashes Now Available in the Bookstore

Our Cañada College Brave Space Collective is excited to announce that May 2023 will be the inaugural year of our college’s first LGBTQ+ Commencement sash! Are you participating in Commencement this year? Consider donning a new Progress Pride Flag sash to support the LGBTQ+ community. These beautiful new sashes are currently available at the Bookstore. If you are graduating or transferring this academic year, we invite you to also participate in and join our June 10 Lavender Grad – Drag Brunch. Sign up to attend by May 19, 2023 here.


Be a AANAPISI ARC Peer Mentor

Now Hiring! Be a AANAPISI ARC Peer mentor. ARC (Access, Relevance, Community) Project is a Title 3 federally-funded AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) grant. The ARC Project is a transfer pathway program to San Francisco State University and is focused on increasing access, enrollment, graduation and career-readiness for underserved Asian American, Native Pacific Islander, first-generation and low-income students. Recruitment is on a rolling basis but review will begin on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Contact Mary Ho at hom@smccd.edu if you have any questions.


Cañada College Athletic Center is Hiring Student Ambassadors!

Are you passionate about health and fitness? If so, Cañada College Athletic Center is hiring for student Front Desk positions. We offer flexible hours to work with your class schedule. Weekday and weekend shifts are available. Join us for a fun working environment with plenty of room for growth and free access to the gym on working days. Pay starts at $19.12/hour. If interested, please contact Peter Dowden at dowdenp@smccd.edu. Please submit your resume and availability between Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


  • Must be an SMCCCD student enrolled in a minimum of 6.0 units and over the age of 18.
  • Leadership and customer service experience preferred.
  • Cash handling experience preferred.

Student Ambassadors: Students in this role are expected to work primarily at the Front Desk of Cañada College Athletic Center. They must learn and adhere to facility protocols and the guidelines set by Community Fitness. All Student Ambassadors are required to go through CPR and safety training. They are knowledgeable in their own department as well as in several others: aquatics, personal training, Group Exercise, membership, billing and so much more to be able to provide excellent customer service to a diverse population.  Learn more about the Athletic Center at comfit.canadacollege.edu.


Please Let Us Know Your Opinion of Cañada’s Participatory Governance Processes

Please take a few minutes (about seven) to complete this survey to provide your perspective on how well the College’s participatory governance Councils, Senates, Committees, program review, budgeting, and related processes are working.


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.


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


Tuesday, May 16

Connecting with Our Campus Community: ESL 912 Final Project

9:30 – 11 a.m.
The Grove (Building 5)


Wednesday, May 17

General Registration Opens for Fall

All Day


Latinx Graduation Recognition Ceremony

6 – 8 p.m.
The Grove (Building 5)


Thursday, May 18

Therapy Dogs in Library

12-1 p.m.
Library, Building 9


EOPS End of the Year Celebration

4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Building 6, Rooms 101/102


Umoja Graduation Ceremony (District-Wide)

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Skyline College Building 12 (Farallon Room)


College Night with Redwood City PAL

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
3399 Bay Rd. Redwood City, CA


Friday, May 19

Student Recognition and Achievement Ceremony

2:30 – 5 p.m.
Building 3, Main Theatre


TRIO Recognition Ceremony

6-8 p.m.
Cañada Vista Clubhouse


Animation End-of-Year Show

7 p.m.
Building 3, Main Theatre


Saturday, May 20 – Friday, May 26

Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)


Saturday, May 20

End-of-Year Fashion Celebration

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Building 3, Room 255, Fashion Department


SMCCCD Migration Celebration

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Building 23 Rooftop


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


Monday, May 29

Memorial Day – Campus Closed
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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