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Multicultural Center


Please note: Due to the shelter-in-place order announced for San Mateo County on 3/16/2020, our physical location on the College of San Mateo campus will be closed until further notice.

We are still available to serve you remotely. Please call our number (650) 574-6120, email us at, or connect with us on Instagram @csm_mccdc and we will respond as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.
 If you would like some drop-in assistance, join our scholar interns via zoom to answer your questions during our operating hours: or Meeting ID: 196 221 961. 

If you are seeking food, housing or any other community resource, please call 211, contact your nearest San Mateo County Core Agency or CSM Sparkpoint.

Don't know who to contact on campus during Covid-19? Use this updated MCCDC Covid-19 campus directory 


Do you need help paying for books and supplies this Spring Semester? Apply to our Additional Services Program HERE!

The Multicultural Center and Dream Center (MCCDC) is a safe haven for underrepresented students in college settings. Rooted in social justice, activism, and community empowerment, the MCCDC provides a safe space for students to implement change in their communities. 

The MCCDC a student-run center open to serve all students, regardless of background. The program's emphasis is the recruitment and sustained enrollment of students who seek to continue their educational opportunities while improving language skills and overcoming social and/or economic disadvantages.

The MCCDC serves numerous communities including AB540/Undocumented communities, LGBTQIA+ Communities, English as a Second Language Students, Current and Former Foster Youth.

In the MCCDC, you can:
  • use our study space
  • schedule an appointment & meet with an MCCDC counselor
  • use our computer lab
  • receive academic & personal support from MCCDC staff
  • get referrals to on & off-campus resources
  • attend events & workshops hosted by the MCCDC
  • receive peer-to-peer support from one of our Scholar Interns
  • Use our MCCDC library. View our collection here:

Contact Us

(650) 574-6120 Phone
Multicultural & Dream Center
College Center Building 10
Room 180


Fall 2020 Hours
Mon, Wed., Thurs. 8:00 am - 5 pm 
or by appointment
Tues. 8:00 am - 6 pm 
Fri.  8:00 am - 2 pm 
Weekends & Holidays

Dec. 24th 2020-Jan. 4th, 2021