What's Happening at Cañada: Week of October 31, 2022

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Week of October 31, 2022


On October 26, 2022, the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees suspended the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement (Board Policy 2.90 ), effective immediately. The District no longer requires COVID-19 vaccination documentation or medical/religious exemptions for any individual. Employees, students, and the broader community may now access district facilities and in-person services regardless of vaccination status. Please remove any COVID vaccination attestation or requirement messaging from email signatures, websites, and any other communication channels. 

SMCCCD recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, regardless of risk factors. To schedule an appointment, visit myturn.ca.gov.



Thanks to the overwhelming community support of SMCCCD’s Free Community College Initiative, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 893. Now Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College can waive enrollment fees for students who reside in San Mateo County for the Spring 2023 semester (exceptions apply). There are no minimum or maximum units required. Depending on documented financial need, students may also be exempted from paying the student body fee, student representation fee, student union fee, inclusive access fee(s), and materials fees associated with the course.

To help students determine if they qualify for the Free College enrollment fee waiver, and other fee waivers, visit our Free College FAQ.


You can get a free COVID-19 Bivalent Booster at our pop-up vaccination clinics at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College from October 26 through November 23. Employees, students, and the broader community can sign up for free at  MyTurn or visit the District’s COVID-19 Vaccination Resources page for more information.

Vaccination Clinic at Cañada College
Wednesday, November 9
Noon – 4 pm
Parking Lot 7

Vaccination Clinic at College of San Mateo
Wednesday, November 23
Noon – 4 pm
Parking Lot B 

Follow all the latest info at our Return to Campus site.



San Mateo County’s current Community Level is LOW, and face masks are strongly recommended but not required while indoors at any SMCCCD facility except those designated as healthcare facilities. As the San Mateo County Community Level changes, updated information will be provided to students, employees, and visitors. Masks are located at various locations throughout all buildings. To track the San Mateo County’s COVID Community Level, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.



The Spring 2023 schedule of courses has been posted on WebSchedule. Priority registration starts on Wednesday, November 2.



Do you wish you could change the way Cañada College communicates with you? Now is the time to share your input! Let us know what YOU want (and need!) Fill out our Media Preferences Survey by November 11. As a thank you, you can enter to win a $50 gift card at the end of the survey!



The Cañada College shuttle will run direct service Monday-Friday to/from Cañada and East Palo Alto beginning August 17, 2022 through December 16, 2022. Visit canadacollege.edu/shuttle for the latest schedule updates.



Publish your writing and art in Labyrinth! CSM’s Writers Project is now seeking academic essays, creative fiction and nonfiction, poetry, artwork, photography, and digital design to publish in CSM’s award-winning literary art journal, Labyrinth. Submissions are open to all SMCCD students. Upload your pieces via our Labyrinth Submission Form. The submission deadline is December 9, 2022. Contact Editor-in-Chief Lesieli Petelol for any questions.


Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday

Free Groceries at Cañada College – Weekly Food Distribution

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

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Cañada College hosts a FREE Grocery Distribution in Lot 6 every Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The program is open to students and the community to select the food that they want.


November 1

Dia de los Muertos

12-2 p.m.
The Grove

Join Student Senate in celebrating Dia de los Muertos! Loteria, tamales, pan dulce, sugar skull decorating, and miniature ofrendas workshop!


Men’s Soccer vs San Francisco City College

4 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on San Francisco City College!


Animation Show of Shows

Main Theatre
7 p.m.

The Digital Art & Animation Department will be hosting the Animation Show of Shows which features some of the best animated short films from around the world. This year's show includes films from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Russia, and Switzerland. The films showcase different styles and techniques, and range from silly to serious. Show curator Ron Diamond, an animation producer with decades of experience, will be on hand to introduce the show and answer questions after the screening, Examples of production art from some of the films will be on display in the lobby before the show. The screening is free; a $5 donation is suggested which will go toward funding the department scholarship. Donations are strictly voluntary.


November 2

Priority Registration for Spring 2023 Begins


Writing Center Workshop

6-7 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://smccd.zoom.us/s/85706203355

Join us to learn how to use powerful quotations and strengthen your paraphrasing skills.


November 3

Teatime with TRIO

1-2 p.m.
Building 9, Room 257A

Teatime is a bi-monthly informal drop-in event TRIO SSS hosts for all Cañadians! Stop by to answer your questions and learn how to navigate college with some refreshments.


Library Focus Group: New Website

2-3 p.m.
Building 9, Room 312

Come join us in the Library and participate in one of our focus groups where you can give feedback on our new Library website! The maximum time commitment will be 30 minutes. Early registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome as well! Give your opinion and get free food in the process. Register here.


Men’s Basketball vs Modesto Junior College

5 p.m.
Colts Gym in Building 1

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Modesto Junior College!


What to Know About Transferring to UC Berkeley in the Social Sciences

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Building 23, Room 103 and Zoom ID: 872 4836 2941

Join former Colts Chelsea Brown and Diego Zevallos as they share advice for transferring to UC Berkeley. Chelsea and Diego will answer questions such as what they wish they’d known before transferring, how courses at Cañada are different from UC Berkeley, and their plans for the future. We encourage students to come with questions for Chelsea and Diego. They look forward to meeting you!


November 4

Last Day to Apply for Degree – Certificate


November 5

Fashion Department Trunk Show

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

Join the Cañada Fashion Department for a trunk show by a local fashion artist.


November 8

Women’s Soccer vs City College of San Francisco

3 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on City College of San Francisco!


November 9

Fall Health & Wellness Fair

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Grove (Building 5)

Attend the Health & Wellness Fair for free food, flu shots plus mental and physical related resources. The event is sponsored by the Health Center, Personal Counseling Center, and DRC.


November 11

Declared Recess for Veteran’s Day (No Classes)


Women’s Soccer vs Evergreen Valley College

3 p.m.
Colts Soccer Field

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Evergreen Valley College!


November 14

Drop In Citation Help

5-7 p.m.
Zoom Registration: https://canadacollege.libcal.com/event/9703949

Would you like a librarian to look over your Works Cited or Reference pages before you turn in your paper? No appointment needed and I can help with any citation style.


November 15

Last Day to Withdraw from Semester Length Classes


Next Level Self Care

2-3 p.m.
Zoom Registration: https://smccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAofuytpzMrHdSlQXH2IgGhuzf_FUCXznbU

When we say self-care, most people think of relaxing with some good music, vacations, and an all-important spa day. Self-care is all of that, but it is so much more. Let’s take our self-care “Next Level” with real conversations about mental health, addressing systemic oppressions, and finding your community of care.


November 16

Open Class Registration Begins


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



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

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