The afternoon of Friday, January 27, 2023, was full of buzz and excitement on the College of San Mateo campus during the College’s inaugural Back to School Block Party! Over 50 academic programs, student services, and community organizations had tables at the event in front of College Center to share information and engage with nearly 500 attendees.

The event attracted returning and new students, local high school students, community members, and college and district employees who enjoyed music, prizes, games, food, and fun. In addition, visitors used the opportunity to meet other students and cultivate meaningful connections with CSM faculty, staff, and administrators. Relationships that will help them as they work towards their educational goals at CSM, now and in the future.

CSM’s Strategic Initiatives and Economic Development Department organized the event in partnership with some of CSM’s valued community partners: Half Moon Bay High School, Half Moon Bay Boys and Girls Club, Hillsdale High School’s Empowerment Through Action Program, CSM’s Middle College, San Mateo Police Activities League, San Mateo NAACP, San Mateo Credit Union, and Half Moon Bay and San Mateo Adult Schools.

View our photo album of the Back to School Block Party.

View a 90-second video recap of the Back to School Block Party: