What's Happening at Cañada: Week of November 21, 2022

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Week of November 21, 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.



In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving recess, please note that Wednesday, November 23 is an instructional day and classes will be held as scheduled. Some departments may be closed or hold reduced hours on Wednesday, November 23. You can find a list of holiday campus hours here. The campus will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess November 24-27 and will resume classes/regular business hours on Monday, November 28. We wish you and your families a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday!



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 Thanksgiving Week (November 21 to 24) or 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 22

Men’s Basketball vs Cosumes River College

6 p.m.
Colts Gym in Building 1

Cheer on the Colts as they take on Cosumes River College!


November 23


12 - 4 p.m.
College of San Mateo Parking Lot B 

You can get a free COVID-19 Bivalent Booster at our pop-up vaccination clinic. 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. Follow all the latest info at our Return to Campus site.


November 24-27

Declared Recess for Thanksgiving (No Classes)


November 30

Men’s Basketball vs Solano College

5 p.m.
Building 1 Gym

Cheers on the Colts as they take on Solano College.


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 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 (well, we love them, too!). 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!


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.


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.


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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