Online Student Guide
Here at MiraCosta College we want to be able to support you in the best way that we can by providing equitable access to out college's services an resources. We hope that this Online Student Guide can assist in directing you to the appropriate information to ensure the best academic experience under these circumstances. Know that there are committed faculty and staff connected to this guide that will do their best to see you succeed.
Inside the Online Student Guide you will find:
- Important Contact Information
- Academic Support Center and SURF
- MiraCosta Account Setup SURF
- Canvas Online Classroom
- Google Docs and Remind Communication
- How to create a Gmail Account
- Zoom Instructions - Computer Users
- Zoom Instructions - Phone/Tablet Users
If You Need a Computer
Students can borrow a laptop and/or hotspot from the MiraCosta College Library by submitting a request through our Student Technology Request Form.
Students can also purchase a low-cost refurbished computer through San Diego Futures Foundation. Computers are given to eligible individuals who apply.
If You Need Assistance Getting Food
Students can access our campus food pantry daily Monday-Friday. Please visit the CARE page for location information and up-to-date hours operation. Students can also call 2-1-1 or visit https://my211.force.com/s/service-directory?code=BD or https://feedingsandiego.org/need-help/food-distributions for information about food distributions in their local community.
If You Are Undocumented and Need Support
UPRISE strives to make sure undocumented, DACAmented, and mix-status students at MiraCosta College feel safe and supported by providing access to immigration legal services, offering academic and mental health counseling, and connecting students to financial and academic resources.
If You Need Legal Assistance
Contact the Legal Aid Society of San Diego
Please call: 877-534-2524 to be screened in order for them to determine if they can help you. Se habla español.
If You Need Additional Help and Want To Talk To Someone from the CARE Office
The Campus Assessment, Resources and Education (CARE) Team is committed to taking a holistic approach to help our students succeed while addressing any challenges they may be experiencing to meet their basic needs such as food, housing, transportation, mental health, childcare, legal aid, etc. On-campus and off-campus resources are often provided to students to help meet their short-term and long-term needs with the goal of improving the outcomes of their academic and personal success.
If you have a concern about an individual's well-being and would like the CARE Team to connect, please complete and submit a CARE Referral Form.