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Due to the continued unhealthy air quality and projections that conditions will not significantly improve in the near future, all classes at CSM, Cañada College and Skyline College that are scheduled to begin after 4 pm today are canceled.  Additionally, all classes are canceled on Tuesday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 21, along with the pre-scheduled holiday break on Thursday and Friday.

College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College continue to be closed through November 18. The campuses are expected to reopen on Monday, November 19. San Mateo Athletic Club is open. Some events and programs not operated by the College are still taking place.

In a healthy economy, it can be difficult for companies to find employees with the right skills and training. That is why CSM has created the Career and Workforce Hub to connect Career and Technical Education (CTE) students and alumni with employers. The Hub bridges the gap between employers and students by providing students with career exploration and preparation services, and working with businesses to create internships and employment placement.

College students are challenged every day by the cost of living in the Bay Area. Many struggle with bills, debt and food insecurity. In order to support their educational goals, College of San Mateo has partnered with United Way Bay Area to bring a SparkPoint Center to its campus.

More than 170 CSM faculty and staff took part in a day of presentations, panels and professional development workshops designed to engage the campus community for Flex Day on October 10, twice as many as attended last year.

More than 100 CSM students had the opportunity to hear the former Prime Minister of Australia speak on campus. The Honorable Kevin Rudd, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 2007-2010 and again in 2013, spoke in the CSM Theatre on September 13 about U.S.-China relations.

CSM has added an exciting new adjunct faculty member to its extensive roster of working artists. Pantea Karimi is a well-established artist who works in installation art, prints, virtual reality and video projection.

The Public Policy Institute of California recognized CSM’s success with multiple measures in its August 2018 report, Remedial Education Reforms at California’s Community Colleges. The report highlighted CSM’s significant gains in placing hundreds of additional students directly into transfer-level English courses.

CSM students are now able to pick up an affordable meal for just $5 in the Bulldog Bookstore. “Grab & Go” meals include a sandwich, fresh fruit and a bottled water. Students must show a current CSM student ID to purchase the discounted meals, which are subsidized by ASCSM.

The Associated Students of College of San Mateo greeted CSM students with a rousing week of free food and giveaways to ease students into their first weeks of the semester. Student retention is a priority for ASCSM. Since the beginning of the school year can be stressful, especially for new college students, Welcome Week is a key part of ASCSM’s programming.