2020 News Releases

Archived news releases from the Public Information Office



Virtual Graduation Announced

May 14, 2020 – In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, College of the Canyons will be holding a virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Friday, June 5.

Summer Registration Under Way

May 12, 2020 – College of the Canyons will offer a robust schedule of four summer sessions to help students reach their goals during this unprecedented time. Classes start June 8.

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Easter Meal for First Responders

April 13, 2020 – On Sunday, April 12, College of the Canyons classified staff members provided 70 Easter lunches for first responders at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the L.A. County Fire Department COVID-19 testing site in Santa Clarita.

Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported

April 6, 2020 – Two more members of the College of the Canyons community have been diagnosed with coronavirus. These are the second and third cases connected to the college.

Registration Under Way for Free Classes

April 6, 2020 – Registration is under way for more than 40 free classes offered through the School of Personal and Professional Learning at College of the Canyons.

Short-Term Classes Still Available

April 3, 2020 – More than 100 short-term classes are still open to students looking to enroll in the College of the Canyons spring 2020 semester.

College Reports First COVID-19 Case

April 3, 2020 – A member of the College of the Canyons community has tested positive for coronavirus. This is the first confirmed case with a connection to the college.

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Instruction and Services Resume Remotely

March 23, 2020 – After a weeklong pause for most classes and services, College of the Canyons resumed instruction and the delivery of student services in remote formats. 

Chancellor Granted Emergency Authority

March 19, 2020 – The College of the Canyons Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Thursday, March 18 to discuss the rapid developments in the college’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Student Services Transition to Remote Delivery

March 18, 2020 – To protect the health and safety of its campus community, College of the Canyons is converting in-person college services to remote delivery, a process expected to be completed by March 20.

In-Person Instruction Suspended Effective March 16

March 13, 2020 – In an effort to reduce exposure to coronavirus, College of the Canyons will suspend in-person instruction effective Monday, March 16. 

Events Canceled During March and April

March 13, 2020 – In compliance with the state’s ban on large gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus, College of the Canyons has canceled events that were scheduled during the months of March and April.

Classes Canceled March 18 and 19

March 12, 2020 – Classes will not be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19 as College of the Canyons prepares for the transitioning of in-person spring semester classes to remote learning formats. The move was made in light of concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus.

Promise Information Sessions Scheduled for March

Note: Event canceled/postponed in light of concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus.

March 6, 2020 – College of the Canyons will offer five information sessions to students, parents and community members interested in learning more about the Canyons Promise program on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

College Among Top 25 for Hispanics

March 4, 2020 – College of the Canyons has been ranked nationally No. 22 and 25 in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for enrolling the largest number of Hispanic students and granting the most degrees, respectively.

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College Designated as Official L.A. County Vote Center

February 20, 2020 – For 11 straight days, College of the Canyons will operate an official Los Angeles County Vote Center for the upcoming Presidential Primary.

Free Financial Aid Workshops Scheduled

February 20, 2020 – The College of the Canyons Financial Aid Office has scheduled free financial aid application workshops throughout the Spring 2020 semester for students at the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses.

College Receives $400,000 Mental Health Grant

February 19, 2020 – The Santa Clarita Community College District has received a $400,000 grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to expand and enhance mental health services and awareness to students and the campus community.

Audit Confirms Bond Measures' Compliance

February 10, 2020 – The Bond Oversight Committee has accepted the results of an audit confirming that, for the 12th year in a row, the college has properly accounted for all bond expenditures.

Women's Conference Slated for March 21

Note: Event canceled/postponed in light of concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus.

February 6, 2020 – The annual College of the Canyons Women’s Conference returns Saturday, March 21 with an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions.

Board of Trustees Names Officers for 2020

February 3, 2020 – The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees has named its officers and confirmed its 2020 meeting schedule.

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Art Gallery Features Jessica Wimbley Exhibit

January 30, 2020 – The Art Gallery will feature the mixed media work of artist Jessica Wimbley in her solo exhibition “Belle Jet and Cabinet Cards.”

Registration Under Way for Spring Semester

January 29, 2020 – Registration for the spring semester is in full swing, with more than 1,800 class sections offered in a variety of formats.

Students Provide Free Tax Preparation Services

January 22, 2020 – You may qualify to have your income tax returns filed for free by College of the Canyons business accounting students who are certified with the Internal Revenue Service.

Canyons Promise Accepting Sign-ups

January 21, 2020 – The Canyons Promise program is now accepting sign-ups for the 2020-21 year.

Free Human Trafficking Prevention Courses

January 16, 2020 – In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, College of the Canyons will be offering two free courses in human trafficking prevention.

Football Players Earn All-American Honors

January 9, 2020 – Two College of the Canyons football players have been named to the 2019 California Community College Football Coaches Association All-America Team.

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