Tips for the start of the semester at College of San Mateo
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Tips for the start of the semester
checkmark USE WAITLISTS
You will only have 24 hours from the time you have been notified via email (your my.smccd.edu account) to register. Please review your email daily if you are on a waitlist. If you do not register for the class within 24 hours, you will be dropped off the waitlist. You may also receive waitlist notifications via text message if you sign up to receive other non-emergency information via text message.

checkmark SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATION
To receive important college communications via text message on your device, log in to WebSMART. Click on "Student Services", then on "Update Your Goal/Major and other Student Information".

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 ARRIVE EARLY/EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS (30 minutes or more)
Arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to the start of your first class. There is always congestion on West Hillsdale Boulevard, on all campus roads and in parking lots during the first few days of the session. Parking lots fill quickly and it may take you longer to park. Do not park in parking lots belonging to private businesses.

checkmark PARKING
Visit Maps, Directions & Parking for the most current access and parking information. 

No student parking is permitted in the designated "Employee of the Month" parking spaces. These spots are reserved for authorized staff only and unauthorized vehicles may be ticketed.

Parking permits are available for purchase in two ways.
  1. Online (via WebSMART) year round. Delivered by mail in three to five days.
    Enter your student ID and password. Click on "Student Services", then on "Order Parking Permit".

  2. On campus at the Cashier's Office permit purchase station (College Center Building 10, Room 360).
    In-person pickup only. Once ordered, the permits may be immediately obtained at the Cashier's Office counter. No shipping and handling fees.
Parking Grace Period
  • Students may park in all student lots without a parking permit for the first week of the session.
  • Citations will be issued beginning on Thursday, September 1 for students parking without a valid permit.
  • Citations will be issued at all times for students parking in staff or visitor lots, red zones, and handicapped spaces.
checkmark DROP-OFF/PICK-UP AREAS
The main drop-off area is on College Heights Drive in front of Health & Wellness Building 5. For a campus map visit Maps, Directions & Parking.

checkmark IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST CLASS, CONTACT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
If you were unable to get to your first class meeting please contact your instructor immediately to avoid the possibility of being dropped for non-attendance.

checkmark CLOSED CLASSES
If a class you want is filled to capacity, you are encouraged to attend the first class meeting. If the instructor has space in the class, s/he will provide you with an authorization code to add the class.

checkmark SUBMIT AUTHORIZATION CODES IMMEDIATELY
If you receive an authorization code from an instructor to add a class, be sure to register immediately via WebSMART. You will need both the authorization code and the CRN# for the class in order to enroll. Some instructors may honor your authorization code for a short period of time only. If you have not officially registered for the class, you may be denied entry.

checkmark SIGN IN AND USE YOUR @MY.SMCCD EMAIL
All college electronic communications will come to your my.smccd.edu email address. Log into your WebSMART
student account to find your email address and password.

checkmark FOOD SERVICE/ATM
Food services are available in College Center Building 10. For locations and operating hours please visit the Food Service website. The ATM is located near Paws for Coffee in College Center Building 10, second floor.

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