Student Affairs


Student Affairs Office Hours during Spring 2021

Office of Student Affairs

  • Available remotely Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 619-660-4612

Dean of Student Affairs: Dr. Lauren Vaknin 

Student Services Specialist: Rana Al-Shaikh

E-Student Affairs Advising


You can submit your questions to Student Affairs, and a staff member will respond to your questions within two business days.  Once your question is answered, you will receive an email notification prompting you to sign back into E-Student Affairs Advising. If you do not receive an email, please proceed by signing back into E-Student Affairs Advising to view the response.


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Welcome Week

Spring Semester 2021


Welcome New and Returning Cuyamaca College Students


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*All Welcome Week programs will be virtual except the drive through food giveaway program*


Week 1

February 1st to February 5th 


Cuyamaca Cares & Health Center Resources

February 2, 2021

2:30 to 3:30 pm

Cuyamaca Cares is a program to assist students with housing, food, self-care, personal counseling, and where you can find basic needs resources on campus and in the community. The presenter will discuss the application process for emergency funding available to students.

Register in advance for this meeting:


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society- Information Session

February 5, 2021

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Join the Phi Theta Kappa officers and members to learn more about getting involved.


ASG Meeting

February 5, 2021

12:30 pm to 1:00 PM

Get involved with the Associated Student Government at Cuyamaca College. Please attend the first meeting of the academic year, and you can learn more about joining the Associated Student Government.


ASG Involvement Session

February 5, 2021

1:00 to 1:30 pm

This session will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to become involved at Cuyamaca College through Student Government and Student Organizations.


Register in advance for this meeting:


Week 2

February 8th to February 12th


Personal Counseling Information Session

February 9, 2021

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Please join this presentation to learn about the personal counseling services which are available to Cuyamaca students online. The presentation is interactive and will cover what personal counseling is, how students can benefit from it, and how students can access counseling services.


ASG Involvement Fair

February 10, 2021

12:00 to 1:00 pm

This session will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to become involved at Cuyamaca College through Student Government and Student Organizations.


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society- Information Session

February 12, 2021

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Join the Phi Theta Kappa officers and members to learn more about getting involved.


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Black History Month Poetry Reading

Culture & Community Circle

February 2021


Ancestral Trauma: Recognizing the effects and developing coping strategies to heal

February 11, 2021

4:00 to 5:00 pm

Presented by: Halima Eid & Nathan Klien

This workshop will discuss ancestral trauma and the effects that have lingered on from generation to generation. Facilitators will also introduce strategies to help individuals heal through a variety of exercises.


How to Be a Better LGBTQ Ally- Youth Panel

February 16, 2021

10:00 to 11:00 am

Presented by: TransFamily Support Services

What do the terms mean?

How can I be respectful?

What is gender identity anyway?

Come learn all this and how to be a supportive ally.


Black History Month Poetry Reading

February 16, 2021

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Jason Astorga

A space to highlight and acknowledge black poets. A way to preserve and continue to share messages through writing and/or listening. Bring a poem or a poem of your own that you would like to share.


College Hour: Black History Month

Dissecting Equity: The Legacy of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement

February 17, 2021

9:45 to 10:45 am

Presented by: Yaa Faraji 

A multimedia presentation and poetry reading evaluating the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on modern American civil liberties in the 21st century. Viewers will participate in an interactive workshop dissecting equity, equality and multiculturalism. Selections included from Faraji’s Amazon Best Selling anthology, Calabama, published through World Stage Press.


Buffalo Soldiers & Insurrectos: African American Soldiers, Race, & the Philippine American War

February 18, 2021

10:30 to 11:30 am

Presented by: James Diokno

This workshop will center on African American soldiers against a backdrop of war and white supremacy. Discussion will focus on intersections of racism and imperialism. Special emphasis will be given to trying to understand the role of marginalized and oppressed African American soldiers as they are sent to fight racialized 'enemies' in the Philippine American War and other US military actions and interventions.


Self Care during a Pandemic and Post Elections

February 18, 2021

4:00 to 5:00 pm

Presented by: Halima Eid & Nathan Klein

This workshop will focus on self care planning as we go through significant changes post elections and starting a new year in a continuous lockdown. Facilitators will discuss available virtual resources for all students. 


Open Mic Event

February 25, 2021

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Presented by: Karen Marrujo. 

Come celebrate the power of our individual voices. Share your work or interests by taking the mic or just drop in to listen or make new friends.


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The Student Affairs Office at Cuyamaca College is the one-stop area for student engagement opportunities offering you numerous ways to become involved on campus. For example, the Student Affairs Office has all of the contact information, making it easier for you to become involved.


By taking an active role on campus, you will not only meet new students and enhance your college experiences, but you will also augment your leadership skills. Take advantage of the wide array of available opportunities - participate in student organizations, serve on committees, run for elected office, plan a campus event, and/or participate in leadership development training programs. You have the ability to shape your own college experience, and the Student Affairs Office will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.




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Related Resources

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Student Equity Webpage