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 into WebSMART. Click on 
"Student Services", then on "Update Your Student Information". Scroll down to "Contact Information" and enter your information.

checkmark ASK THE BULLDOG
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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. Effective January 1, 2016 San Mateo Athletic Club member parking has been relocated to a portion of Beethoven Lot 2 nearest the west side of Health & Wellness Building 5. Olympian Lot 12 will now be visitor and staff parking only. 

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 two weeks of the session.
  • Citations will be issued beginning on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 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. An alternate
drop-off/pick-up location is Socrates Lot 4. For a campus map visit Maps, Directions & Parking.

checkmark ACCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH MOBILITY ISSUES
If you need mobility assistance, please contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) staff for assistance at (650) 574-6438 or skaffl@smccd.edu.

checkmark SMOKING POLICY
Smoking is allowed in parking lots only. There is no smoking allowed in Socrates Lot 4. This policy also applies
to e-cigarettes.

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 via WebSMART immediately. 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.  The last date to add semester length classes is February 2.  You will not be allowed to attend semester length classes after this date if you are not officially enrolled.

checkmark ASSISTANCE WITH EDUCATION PLANNING
Looking for assistance with your Education Planning? Consider attending a Counseling focus group and scheduling
a meeting with your counselor. You may also utilize DegreeWorks, an online evaluation tool, to view your educational progress. Visit Counseling Services for more information.

checkmark NEW ONLINE ‘ALL CLASSES LIST’
All Classes List is available online for Spring 2016 course listings via the district WebSCHEDULE within the PDF download listing of classes. This newly developed offering provides the complete schedule of classes listing in a PDF form (no course descriptions). This listing can be downloaded and/or printed. You can print individual pages or the complete document. The All Classes List will be updated daily after 7 am.

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 CENTER FOR STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Visit the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 17, Room 112, for general information,
Sam Trans tokens, and Student ID Cards.

checkmark YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT
College of San Mateo is committed to maintaining a safe and caring environment for all students. The San Mateo County Community College District has established policies regarding Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Assault. For important information about sexual misconduct and sexual assault please visit smccd.edu/titleix. You are also encouraged to view the Not Anymore Video on WebSMART.
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checkmark FOOD SERVICE/ATM
The following food services are available in College Center Building 10.
  • Terrace Grill
  • Paws for Coffee
  • The Market
Additionally Le Bulldog, located in the Health & Wellness Building 5, provides food service.

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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