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Half Moon Bay planners last week approved College of San Mateo Community College District plans to move forward on opening two classrooms downtown. City and college officials believe the new space will provide educational opportunities for Coastsiders unable to access the main campus in San Mateo. 

Starting next month, La Costa will be offering summer ESL classes for the first time. The school is also busy developing a new vocational certificate program in collaboration with the College of San Mateo that will launch in the fall. The summer session features ESL classes at three different levels.

College Heights Stadium welcomed hundreds of graduates for the awarding of 1,475 degrees and certificates earned by CSM’s Class of 2023.

A discussion around minimum classroom sizes brought many concerned students and teachers to a recent Board of Trustees meeting with worries a higher threshold could have a negative impact on diverse class offerings. 

The Bay Area jazz community will honor a legend this Saturday at Jazz on the Hill 2023, a free event at the College of San Mateo.

Five days of filming during finals week in May will provide a glimpse into the CSM student experience.

Over 80 students, employees, and family members gathered on the afternoon of Thursday, April 27, 2023, to attend the inaugural Campus Life and Leadership Awards ceremony.

As part of College of San Mateo’s Earth Day activities and the launch of a new Sustainability as Social Justice Committee, a special two-part sustainability event was held on April 24 and 25, 2023.

Jazz will be heard through the hills of San Mateo on Saturday, June 10, 2023! Jazz on the Hill – a free community event – is hosted by KCSM Jazz 91.1 for family and friends of the station. It’s a wonderful afternoon to come together and celebrate the beautiful sounds of jazz!

CSM’s Connect to College event on Thursday, May 4, was a resounding success, attracting over 300 attendees, including members from the local community and their families! The event was valuable for individuals interested in exploring the college’s numerous academic programs and student support services, including the college’s Free College enrollment fee waiver for qualifying San Mateo County residents.