What's Happening at Cañada: Week of April 1, 2024

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Week of April 1, 2024

Graduating this Spring? Apply for a Degree and Certificate!

The last day for students to apply for their Spring 2024 Degree and Certificate and be included in the Commencement program is Friday, April 5, 2024. Students must meet with a counselor to submit the graduation petition.  Please schedule an appointment through the Student Success Link portal or by contacting the Welcome Center  at (650) 306-3452 or canadawelcomecenter@smccd.edu. We recommend that students make an appointment as soon as possible. Note: Students applying after Friday, April 5, 2024, may still participate in the Commencement ceremony, however, name will not appear in the Commencement program.

Become Our Student Speaker at Commencement! Apply by April 4

Are you a graduating student with a story to share? We're looking for the next voice to inspire and celebrate with our graduating class at Cañada College. Share your story on stage and apply to be our student speaker today. The deadline to submit your application deadline is Thursday, April 4 at Noon. Apply here. Please contact CANStudentLife@my.smccd.edu for questions.

Important FAFSA Updates – Priority Deadline is Today!

The Department of Education has implemented the FAFSA Simplification Act for 2024-2025. This means the FAFSA has undergone a major overhaul of its application process. Unfortunately, there have been significant challenges for students and families in completing the FAFSA due to issues in the application. We closely monitor the Department of Education’s 2024-2025 FAFSA Issue Alerts  for resolutions. However, do not let the challenges prevent you from starting and completing the 24-25 FAFSA. The priority deadline is April 2. If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution in Fall 2024, please review your new school’s financial aid website for more information. If you plan to attend SMCCCD in Fall 2024, please visit our FAFSA Simplification website for the most updated information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Cañada Financial Aid Department.

The Summer Session 2024 Schedule of Classes is Live

Looking to get ahead this summer by taking a class or two? The Summer Session 2024 schedule of classes is now live on WebSchedule! Priority enrollment for summer begins April 9, with open enrollment for all students beginning on April 16.

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!

Become an ASCC Student Leader

If you are interested in joining the ASCC Student Senator or becoming the Student Trustee, please contact the Center for Student Life for more information. If you have any general questions and to submit completed packets, contact Student Life & Leadership Manager and Student Senate Advisor, Sergio Suarez. Completed packets must be emailed to: suarezs@smccd.edu On or before: Monday, April 15, 2024.

Tutoring Services Available to Students

The end of the semester is quickly approaching! Students, if you need assistance with your courses, visit the Learning Center to receive help. They have tutors in a variety of subjects just waiting to help you! Here are a few things to note when using tutoring:

  1. The Tutoring Website is available at https://canadacollege.edu/learningcenter/tutoring.php. It has the current schedule of tutors (it is updated daily to show if a tutor will be in for their designated time), and links to make, reschedule, and attend appointments (directions are also provided). Also, there is information on how to best use tutoring.
  2. To receive tutoring service, learners must be enrolled in LCTR 698 (CRN: 46768). This is a zero-cost, zero-unit course that allows us to track tutoring usage (you will not see it on your transcript). If you are considering using tutoring services please be prepared to enroll (via WebSmart) on the day of your first tutoring session (drop in or appointment).
  3. You can now schedule tutoring appointments! You are able to schedule 30-minute tutoring sessions, either, virtually via Zoom or face to face in the Learning Center. Appointments must be made 12 hours in advance. Multiple no-shows for scheduled appointments may take away your scheduling privileges.
  4. Drop In tutoring (immediate, first come, first served tutoring service with no appointment needed) will only be available in the Learning Center as a face to face service. Virtual tutoring service, via Zoom, is available by appointment only.

For questions about tutoring, please contact the Tutor Coordinator, Julian Taylor.

Community College Night with the San Francisco Giants

The State Chancellor’s Office is excited to welcome California Community College students, alumni and employees to Community College Night at Oracle Park to Beat LA. Enjoy an evening filled with school pride and baseball as your Giants take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Partial proceeds from each special event ticket will benefit local organizations within the CCC community.

Purchase Includes:

  • Game Ticket: Monday, May 13 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Special Event Item: California Community College drawstring bag

Please visit https://www.mlb.com/giants/tickets/specials/community-college ahead of the game for redemption location.

This Week at The Grove Cafe

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

Upcoming Events

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

Every Tuesday

Free Groceries – Weekly Food Distribution

11:00am - 1:00pm
Lot 6

Every Friday

Financial Literacy Friday

10:00am - 11:00am
Building 9, Room 123

Tuesday, April 2

Summer 2024 in the Philippines - Info Session #2

11:30am - 12:30pm
Skyline College

Financial Aid Workshops

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Building 9, Room 110

Free Film Showing of Israelism Documentary

2:30pm - 5:00pm
Cultural Center, Building 17, Room 107

APA Basics

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Library Classroom 9-312

Wednesday, April 3

Logarithms and Exponents for Math 225 #1

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 9, Room 251

Thursday, April 4

Hiring & Info Session: Elevate Tutoring

10:00am - 12:00pm
The Grove (Building 5)

Finding and understanding peer-reviewed articles

11:00am - 11:45am
Library Classroom 9-312

Brazilian Beats Drum Workshop

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cultural Center, Building 17, Room 107

Logarithms and Exponents for Math 225 #2

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building 9, Room 251

(Baseball) De Anza vs. Cañada

2:30pm - 5:30pm
Colts Field

Friday, April 5

Last Day to Apply for Degree – Certificate

Monday, April 8

ARC: SFSU Transfer Panel

2:00pm - 3:00pm


Inter Club Council Meeting

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Club House, Building 5, Room 350

Tuesday, April 9

(Baseball) San Francisco vs. Cañada

2:30pm - 5:30pm
Colts Field

Priority Enrollment for Summer 2024 Begins

Wednesday, April 10

Spring Job Fair

11:00am - 1:30pm
The Grove (Building 5)

Financial Aid Workshops

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Building 9, Room 110

Thursday, April 11

Angel Island Immigration Station Equity Excursion

8:00am - 6:00pm
Angel Island

Saturday, April 13

(Baseball) San Francisco vs. Cañada

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Colts Field

Monday, April 15

MLA citation workshop

10:00am - 10:30am


Songkran: Thai New Year

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cultural Center, Building 17, Room 107

Tuesday, April 16

Fall 2024 Semester Abroad London - Info Session #3

12:00pm - 1:00pm
CSM, Building 10, Room 468

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

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