District Will Use Federal Funds to Provide Debt Relief for Students and Defray Costs of Attending College

To assist students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) will be using more than half of the funds it has received from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which was authorized in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to clear debt owed by […]

District Adopts Budget that Supports Students and Funds Free Community College Initiative

At its meeting on September 9, 2021, the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Board of Trustees adopted an annual budget that invests $6.75 million to make college more affordable and accessible for students through a Free Community College strategic initiative.  This initiative grows the District’s dual enrollment programs with high school and unified […]

Colleges Hosting Free Pop-up Vaccine Clinics

The District will be hosting pop-up vaccination centers on the three college campuses during the week of August 9.  All employees, students and members of the community are invited to access these sites. Signing up is easy! Go to https://myturn.ca.gov/ Click “Make an Appointment” Complete the required information When asked for an address, type in […]

Update to Students on SMCCCD WebSMART Access

MESSAGE TO STUDENTS FROM CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER DAMAN GREWAL Over the weekend, the San Mateo County Community College District began an update process to our various technology systems in order to increase efficiency and ensure greater data security .  As you might have encountered, the SMCCCD WebSMART system is still going through the update process […]

SMCCCD Board of Trustees Declares Monday, June 28, 2021 as Holiday in Observance of Juneteenth

At its meeting on June 23, 2021, the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees adopted Juneteenth National Independence Day as a District-recognized holiday.  Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery in the United States.  Due to the timing of the federal action late last week creating the holiday the District was not able […]

Registration Opens for New Green Building Certificate

Online certificate program prepares individuals for the ICC CALGreen Inspector Plans Examiner Test and LEED Green Associate Exam San Mateo, CA May 27, 2021– Today, the San Mateo County Community College District’s Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE) division and ID360 announced the launch of the Green Building Certificate Program. The not-for-credit certificate program is […]

Employee Update on Masks Outside and In the Workplace

New CDC Mask GuidelinesThe CDC has updated its guidance on wearing masks. You do NOT need to wear a facial covering when: In personal offices and individually occupied District vehicles In shared smaller offices, District vehicles, and work spaces where ALL employees have been vaccinated Working or recreating outdoors Attending small outdoor gatherings with fully […]

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza Named Next President of College of San Mateo

Begins new role on July 1, 2021 San Mateo, CA – San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Michael Claire announced that he will recommend  Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza to the District’s Board of Trustees as the next president of College of San Mateo. The Board of Trustees will take formal action on Dr. Taylor-Mendoza’s appointment […]