Emergency Notifications

for College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College

Inclement Weather Update #3: SMCCD will be Closed, January 4th, due to Approaching Storm Front

January 3, 2023

Wednesday’s incoming strong atmospheric river is the first Level 5 in the history of the ABC7 Storm Impact Scale. The National Weather Service (NWS) is saying this system will cause widespread flooding and damage. The District is implementing preventative safety measures to keep employees off the roadways and minimize impacts on county emergency services.

Access to the San Mateo County Community College District’s physical locations will close at 12:00 am midnight, except for essential employees required to maintain essential operations. This closure will be reevaluated at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 4th and a decision on future closures will be communicated by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 4th.

This closure includes the following locations and services:

  • Cañada College
  • College of San Mateo
  • Skyline College
  • SMCCCD District Office 
  • Second Harvest Food Distribution at Skyline College
  • Sparkpoint Food Pantries at all campuses
  • CSM Athletic Center and its pools 
  • Cañada Athletic Center and its pools
  • All Athletic Events
  • All community recreational use such as walking or biking 

Essential service employees (including facilities, public safety, ITS, and emergency management) will report to work as scheduled. For all other employees scheduled to work on campus tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4th will be a remote work day. All meetings and appointments should be converted to virtual meetings if possible and appropriate. If you have questions about your work assignment, please contact your supervisor. 

The District will announce any further closures by 6:00 pm each day about the following day’s closures via the following: 


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