What's Happening at Cañada: Week of May 20, 2024

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Week of May 20, 2024

Register for the Summer and Fall

All students can now enroll in classes for the Summer and Fall 2024 Sessions! Summer session starts on June 10 and Fall semester starts on August 14. You can check the available classes on WebSchedule and complete your registration via  WebSMART. If you haven't already, don't forget to schedule a meeting with an academic counselor to create your Student Education Plan (SEP).

The Summer and Fall 2024 semesters are free for qualifying San Mateo County residents pursuing a degree or certificate. For more information and details on qualifications, please refer to our Free College FAQ.

Important Financial Aid Information for Fall 2024

Due to technical issues with the implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act, Cañada is experiencing delays in processing financial aid for the Fall 2024 semester, including FAFSA, CADAA (Dream Act), California College Promise Grant (CCPG), and Free College benefits. These benefits are expected to be processed by mid to late June, delaying the posting of registration charges until then, though Summer 2024 charges are unaffected. Cañada encourages students to check their my.smccd.edu email for updates. Please visit our district website on  FAFSA Simplification to see the 2024-2025 FAFSA changes, and refer to our Fall 2024 FAFSA Delay FAQs page for additional information. Students should contact the  SMCCCD help desk or Cañada Financial Aid Services for further assistance or to apply for financial aid.

Reminders from the Library

As the spring semester comes to a close, the Cañada College Library (Building 9, 3rd floor) is open for services and study space through Friday, May 24.

In-person hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday (5/25) Closed

All reserve textbooks and technology borrowed from the Library are due no later than Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m. unless Library staff are informed ahead of time of extenuating circumstances. There are no renewals or extensions for: PC laptops, Chromebooks, calculators, hotspots and reserve textbooks. There will be no late technology return days during the break between the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Summer session. The Library will re-open for services and technology returns and checkouts on June 10 at 8 a.m.

Summer hours (June 10-July 18): Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. For questions or concerns, please call 650-306-3485 or email canlibrary@smccd.edu

Share Your University Admission Acceptance with Us!

The Cañada Marketing team would like to highlight your special moment! Please share your university acceptance letter videos with us by tagging @canadacollegeRWC or DM us on Instagram or Facebook - let us spread the joy within our community!

This Week at The Grove Cafe

Please visit the The Grove Cafe website for the menu options this week.

Pacific Dining Services - Pause & Summer Hours

Campus dining services will close starting on Friday, May 24 through June 9. Services will re-open on Monday, June 10 through Thursday, July 25, 2024 as follows:

  • The Grove Cafe: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. M-TH, Closed Fridays
  • Pony Espresso: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. M-TH, Closed Fridays
  • Colts Cafe: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. M-TH, Closed Fridays


Upcoming Events

For a complete listing of events, visit the Events Calendar.

Behind the Scenes - The Path to Becoming an Interior Designer

11:00am - 1:00pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday (to May 22)
Building 9, Room 152, Art Gallery

Saturday, May 18 – Friday, May 24

Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)

All Day

Tuesday, May 21

Free Groceries – Weekly Food Distribution

11:00am - 1:00pm
Lot 6

Wednesday, May 22

Promise Scholars Program: End of the Year Celebration

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Building 23, Rooftop

Friday, May 24

Commencement Rehearsal

2:00-3:00 pm
Upper Lawn – Between Buildings 9 and 13

Saturday, May 25

56th Annual Commencement

Upper Lawn

Sunday, May 26 - Monday, May 27

Declared Recess for Memorial Day

All Day

Tuesday, May 28

Free Groceries – Weekly Food Distribution

11:00am - 1:00pm Weekly (to Aug 13)
Lot 6

Tuesday, June 4

Spring 2024 grades available on WebSMART

All Day

Wednesday, June 5

Federal Interview Techniques Workshop-National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM)

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Thursday, June 6

SMCCCD Lavender Graduation

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 6, Rooms 101/102

Monday, June 10

Day and Evening Classes Begin - Summer 2024 Session

All Day

Thursday, June 13

Equity Excursion - Exhibit “More Than Cars: Celebrating Lowrider Culture”

8:00am - 5:00pm
Watsonville, CA

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

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