What's Happening at Cañada: Week of November 28, 2022

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Week of November 28, 2022


For the Spring Semester, Cañada College will waive enrollment fees for students who reside in San Mateo County (some exceptions apply). There are no minimum or maximum units required to qualify. 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 enrolled courses. Registration is open to all students! To help students determine if they qualify for the Free College enrollment fee waiver and other fee waivers, visit our Free College FAQ.



Get help with registration from our Welcome Center. We are offering “Drop-In Registration” support on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come to Building 9 on the first floor or talk to us over Zoom: http://smccd.zoom.us/j/81252409422. Services will not be available during Winter Break (December 16-January 2).



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.


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 30

Chancellor Finalists Forums

The San Mateo County Community College District has selected its finalists for the District’s chancellor position. This announcement comes after a national search that fielded a highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates. Full biographies for the finalist candidates and information about the chancellor search process are available on the SMCCCD Chancellor Search site.

As part of the hiring process, the District will invite the finalist candidates to participate in virtual forums on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, as listed below.

  • Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay: Wednesday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm.
    Zoom Link 
  • Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng: Wednesday, November 30, 2:45–3:45 pm.
    Zoom Link
  • Mr. Bradley Davis: Wednesday, November 30, 4–5 pm.
    Zoom Link

While the virtual forums will be conducted live on Zoom, the questions for the candidates will be collected from the District and the community at large in advance to include a wide range of representation/cross-section of the questions posed.

All the virtual forums will be recorded and available for viewing after the live events have concluded. These recordings will be posted on the SMCCCD Chancellor Search site along with an online form where you can share your feedback.


Men’s Basketball vs Solano College

5 p.m.
Building 1 Gym

Cheers on the Colts as they take on Solano College.


Writing Center Workshop

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

In this workshop, we will discuss overcoming procrastination, time management techniques, and stress reduction strategies as students prepare for their final exams and writing assignments.


December 1

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!


December 2

Facilities Forum

1-2 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://smccd.zoom.us/j/89385466561

The Capital Improvement team will provide an update on the various construction projects that are occurring at the College, including the modernization project of Building 13.


December 3

Men’s Basketball vs West Valley College

3 p.m.
Building 1 Gym

Cheers on the Colts as they take on West Valley College.


December 7

High School Counselor & Community Partner Forum

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Building 6, Rooms 101/102, and over Zoom
Register: https://forms.gle/rw4Nf4dzc8caTtru9 

The Fourth Annual High School Counselor & Community Partner Forum will provide our community partners with important Cañada College updates as well as workshops on the steps to apply, transfer options, our certificate programs, and our new Dream Center. It will also be a great opportunity to connect with Cañada College staff/faculty/administration and provide feedback on how our college can best connect with the community.


Therapy Dogs at the Library

12-1 p.m.
Building 9, Third Floor

Come to the Cañada Library for some much-needed relaxation and canine therapy! We’ve partnered with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to bring dogs just for you. These pups are specially trained to help you relax. You can pet them, talk to them, and help them do their job by showing up stressed and leaving in a great mood!


FIFA Video Game Tournament

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Grove (Building 5)
RSVP: https://smccd-czqfp.formstack.com/forms/fifatournament_eops_puente

Join EOPS and Puente as they host a FIFA video game tournament in The Grove’s game room. Free pizza will be provided.


December 8

Winter De-Stress

11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
The Grove

Join Student Senate to de-stress before finals week! Grab a soothing warm drink and partake in some arts and crafts.


Study in Barcelona Next Fall Info Session

5-6 p.m.
Zoom Registration: https://smccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsceioqj0pGdXDX6PPhwgz72xOe8pHxn34

Imagine yourself living in Barcelona, Spain for three months, walking daily among some of the world’s top architectural gems and enjoying evening tapas, all while taking California community college classes and earning UC/CSU transferrable credit. Join us to learn about the SMCCCD Semester in Barcelona Program! Also, stay for a sneak peek of our Semester in Florence, Italy Program for Spring 2024. Scholarships are available. Register to attend the meeting or to receive the recording: https://bit.ly/Barc23


December 9

Dance Show

7:30 – 9 p.m.
Building 3, Main Theatre

Enjoy a night full of amazing dances performed by dance students! Dance styles: Modern, Contemporary, Latin Rhythms, Street Jazz, Mexican Folklorico, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tango, and Yoga Dance.


December 10

Men’s Basketball vs College of Siskiyous

2-5 p.m.
Building 1 Gym

Cheers on the Colts as they take on College of Siskiyous.


December 11-17

Final Examinations (Day and Evening Classes)


December 17

Day and Evening Classes End


Men’s Basketball vs Reedley College

3 p.m.
Building 1 Gym

Cheers on the Colts as they take on Reedley College.


December 21

Men’s Basketball vs Porterville College

5 p.m.
Building 1 Gym

Cheers on the Colts as they take on Porterville College.


December 23, 2022-January 2, 2023

Winter Recess (Campus Closed)


January 17, 2023

Day and Evening Classes Begin


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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