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The Grove, Cañada's New Student Center, Opens in August

Cañada students will have a new place to study, eat, and socialize on campus with the opening of The Grove in August.

The old cafeteria will be replaced with a modern gathering space featuring large open areas for relaxing, a dining court, Career Center and Student Lounge.

“The students have waited a long time for the opening of the new Student Center,” said Interim President James Keller.
The centerpiece of Building 5, the Grove is much more than a cafeteria. It brings together the Career Center and Student Lounge with the dining area to create a hub of activity and a true Student Center that Cañada has always lacked.
The interior of The Grove was designed by students in Professor Nancy Wolford's interior design classes. The finishes are highlighted by wood accents, large pendant lighting fixtures, soffits and angled wing walls, will soften the space, enhance the acoustics and take away the "old school" cafeteria feel. A large six-panel video wall will bring a modern, hip,…

Student Fees for Fall Semester Due by Aug. 1

Students who have any outstanding fee balances will be dropped from all fall classes at midnight for non-payment of outstanding fees.
On Wednesday, August 1, students who have any unpaid fees will be dropped from fall classes at midnight for non-payment of outstanding fees.

If you had previously paid your fees in full but then added classes, you must pay for these classes by midnight on August 1. You will only be dropped from the classes that you have added and not paid for.

Beginning August 6 (two weeks before the start of the fall semester)  students will be dropped at midnight the day following their registration for non-payment of any unpaid fees.

If you need assistance in paying your fees you may:

·enroll in an inexpensive payment plan via WebSMART by 11:00 p.m. on August 1.
·complete the Board of Governors Fee Waiver via WebSMART24 hours prior to the drop date and submit additional documents if required within that timeframe.  Check your student account on WebSmart to make sure the…

Cañada College Receives $3.3 Million Federal Grant to Help Community College Students Earn Bachelor’s Degrees at the School’s University Center

The grant will help increase the number of high-need and Hispanic students earning bachelor's degrees by funding articulated pathways and academic support services.
The Center for International and University Studies (CIUS) at Cañada College has received a major funding boost from the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program that will make it easier for students at the college to earn bachelor’s degrees.
The college received word from U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office that it will receive a five-year, $3.3 million grant. “This is a major grant that will literally transform the college and the Center for International and University Studies,” said Cañada’s Interim President, Jim Keller. “The grant will fund additional personnel needed to put into place clear pathways and support services for students who enter the college seeking bachelor’s degrees. It will make it much easier for students to transition successfully from their associate’s deg…

Need more practice with reading & writing? Improve Your English and Reading Skills with Word Jam

This free, week-long program helps students practice college reading and writing strategies.
Word Jam is a free, non-credit, one-week program aimed at providing additional support to current and in-coming Cañada College students in all levels of English, Reading, and ESL. It will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10 from 9 AM to 12 Noon in the Cañada College Learning Center. Word Jam students work with Cañada faculty to practice college-level reading and writing strategies, learn the expectations of their specific English, Reading, or ESL courses, and become familiar with Cañada College resources. Past students in Word Jam have even boosted their Cañada College placement test scores!
“I participated in Word Jam, scored higher on the placement test, and I was able to skip the remedial classes and start in college-level English," said Christian Ayala, Cañada College student and Word Jam participant last year. "Word Jam taught me some new skills and helped me remember so…

Enrolling this Fall? Plan to Attend an Orientation and Academic Advising Session

New students are required to attend.

Are you planning to enroll at Cañada College this fall? If you are new to the college, remember, you must attend one of our orientations, complete assessment testing, and participate in an academic advising session.
The assessment will ensure you enroll in the appropriate level of English and math; and the orientation and advising session will provide you with information you need to be successful in college.
You will receive information and meet individually with a counselor to help you identify the classes you need to take during your first semester. New students must complete assessment and attend the orientation and advising session to become eligible to register for classes. You can do either of the following:
Complete orientation first, followed by assessment, then register for an academic advising session; or Register for orientation and academic advising session AFTER you have completed the assessment. You can register for the “Orientation an…

Looking for a Science Class? Think Environmental Science

Learn about environmental issues from a science perspective.
Are you looking for a science class that will transfer to a UC or CSU school? Are you interested in environmental issues? Cañada'sIntroduction to Environmental Science class will teach you about contemporary environmental issues related to resource use, pollution, and human population growth.

The class is an introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions.
ENVS 115 meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Register Now For Fall Classes

Fall classes begin Monday, August 20.
Registration is underway for summer session and fall semester. Summer session begins Monday, June 18. Day and evening classes for fall semester begin August 20.

To apply to Cañada click here. To register for classes click here.

Cañada College to Honor More than 850 Graduates at Annual Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in the upper quad.
Cañada College will recognize the academic achievement of more than 700 graduates at its annual commencement ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m.
This year’s commencement speaker is former Cañada College President Thomas Mohr, who retired last year after serving as president for five years. During his tenure at Cañada, Mohr helped guide the college and the San Mateo County Community College District through an exhaustive strategic planning process. He worked to integrate the college with the local high schools and strengthen Cañada’s transfer programs. As part of this process, the school developed a successful Honors Transfer Program; strengthened its University Center by adding additional university partners; and added full-time faculty focused on transfer-level curriculum.

The college will honor Katya Kurganova as this year’s valedictorian. She is a Russian immigrant who learned English at Cañad…

Esther Chan Will Head to UC San Diego in the Fall to Study Mechanical Engineering

The former Woodside High School graduate will pursue a career in sustainable energy. When Esther Chan graduated from Woodside High School three years ago, she hadn’t settled on a college major. “I came to Cañada because I didn’t feel right going to a four-year school without a real sense of what I wanted to do.”
It’s safe to say Esther found her direction at Cañada. She met Amelito Enriquez, professor of engineering and mathematics, who set her on a course to study mechanical engineering. She also received the support of Cathy Lipe, the director of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement Program. “I can’t imagine where I would be without them,” she said. “I am so appreciative of everything they have done for me. They are the best team any engineering student can have. You can tell that they really care about the students. I am going to miss them so much next fall.”
Esther is headed to UC San Diego where she eventually wants to earn a PhD. “I am very interested in the work…

Xenia Leon Hopes to Help Low-Income People Through Electrical Engineering

Leon will graduate from Cañada and transfer to Cal Poly this fall. Xenia Leon originally thought she wanted to pursue a career in nursing to help low-income residents but now she plans to help people by applying herknowledge in electrical engineering to create better medical devices.

“As I started my studies in college, I found I didn’t have a passion for anatomy and physiology like I did math,” she said.
Xenia grew up in San Mateo and attended Hillsdale and Aragon high schools before eventually graduating from East Union High School in Mateca. “I always did well in math but when I arrived at Cañada I was convinced by Dr. E and Cathy to pursue a career in engineering.”
Dr. E is Amelito Enriquez, professor of engineering and mathematics, and Cathy Lipe is the director for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement program.
“I’m so happy I made the switch because I’ve found my passion.” Xenia said she wants to eventually pursue a master’s degree in bio-medical engineering. S…