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Welcome Day Highlights

Thank you for joining us at our Virtual Palomar Promise Welcome Days. Below you will find the recorded videos of the live sessions which took place during Welcome Days. 

  • Please view each video below. 
  • Click on the Image or red button to view the recorded session.
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Palomar Promise Welcome Session

Meet the Promise team as we welcome you to Palomar College as a first year student. Our team will share our vision and the resources and support available through Palomar Promise.  In this session, we will discuss what you need to do to maintain your Promise eligibility for Year 1 and Year 2, review requirements, and have a Q/A session at the end of the presentation. We will also provide helpful tips on what to expect during your first week.  

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Time Management for an Online Environment

Watch this video to learn how to get organized, set goals, stress less, and manage time for an online learning environment.

Planning for a Successful First Semester

This workshop will present tips, tools, and valuable information on how to navigate your courses as you begin your academic journey at Palomar College.  Navigating the college system can be a challenge for any new student and with distance learning, there are additional factors to be aware of in order to be successful. Not to worry, after this workshop, you will feel prepared and ready to start your courses and have a successful fall semester.
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Tutoring Services

Did you know that most students who have good grades and reach their goals use tutoring services?   In this session you will learn about the tutoring services Palomar College  offers, meet some of our wonderful tutoring staff, and learn how to enroll in and access FREE online tutoring.

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Skillshop (Student Success Workshops)

Did you know that attending Skillshops are a requirement for Palomar Promise? View this pre-recorded video to learn more about Skillshops, how to fulfill the Skillshop requirement, and what topics are covered in these student success workshops. 
What are Skillshops?
Skillshops are free workshops offered by various departments on campus. These workshops are designed and presented with the purpose of helping students succeed, whether it be in the classroom, at-home life, or in the real world, and cover a wide range of topics such as academic enhancement, career development, college transfer, and financial aid/planning. With Skillshops, students can get help with everything from receiving hands-on assistance with their financial aid application and improving study habits to managing stress and test anxiety and even career exploration and planning.



ESL 106 - Save time, Save Money!

In this video, learn how ESL is helping students gain the skills they need to be successful in college-level writing and reading so they can start college off on the right foot. In ESL 106 (a six-unit course) students can condense two semester of ESL study into one so they can save time and save money at the beginning of their educational journey—and the course transfer as Humanities to the CSU or UC systems. In ESL 110 (a 4-unit course), ESL’s transfer-level English course for non-native speakers of English (comparable to English 100), students gain the same skills (and pre-requisites) they’d gain by completing English 100 but with the guidance and linguistic support students expect from the ESL Program.

Download the Fall 2020 ESL Academic Classes Flyer


Understanding Your Financial Aid

Watch this very important video presentation hosted by the Financial Aid Office to gain a better understanding of your financial aid awards, your  to do list, disbursements, financial aid freeze date, and CCPG.


Student Emergency Grant / Laptop Assistance

Access to vital resources is critical for our students to remain in school during this unprecedented time related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Palomar College Foundation has mobilized to help through an Emergency Grant Fund Campaign. At this time students must be enrolled at Palomar College during the Fall 2020 semester to be qualified for this grant.   The Foundation Office is working hard to review and respond to all requests received. Responses will take between 3-5 business days and will be sent to the email listed on your application.
Please fill out the application by clicking the link below if you are needing support with either a computer, textbook assistance or emergency funds to help with urgent COVID-19 issues.


Virtual Library Field Trip Introduction Video

Watch this Virtual Library Field Trip Introduction video presented by Natalie Lopez, Outreach Librarian.  This virtual field trip will provide you with an overview of
After watching the series of videos, let the Palomar College Library know about your field trip by completing "My Field Trip Journal."
For more information regarding the Palomar College Library, please visit


Library Resources

Watch this video to learn how to explore Library databases.
After watching the video, click here to find the best library databases for your research.

Navigating the Library Website

Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Palomar College Library website.
Did you know you can chat with a Palomar College Librarian? Visit the Palomar College Library homepage, and click on the chat feature to connect with a librarian .


How to Use Canvas

Watch this video to learn how to access your classes in your Canvas account. Within a Canvas course we will teach you how to submit assignments, participate in discussions, take a quiz, view grades, and contact your instructors.


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Navigating MyPalomar

Watch this video to learn how to navigate your MyPalomar student portal. My Palomar is where you can access many things inside your student account. Join us for this workshop in order to be better informed on what is offered through your MyPalomar student portal, and know how to navigate throughout it.
You can do the following:
  1. Create or reset your password
  2. Register & pay for classes
  3. Locate your Palomar email & activate it
  4. Purchase your parking permit
  5. Check your Financial Aid status or information
  6. View your personal information


Navigating the Palomar College Website

Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Palomar College website to find the information you're looking for and to access a full range of information. 


Technology Help For Students

Click on the button below to view the Technology Resources, Guides and Information for Students.


Student Health Services

Student Health Centers and Behavioral Health Counseling Services

Palomar College Student Health Centers and Behavioral Health Counseling Services would like to welcome you to Palomar College and share information about services, workshops and resources available to you with your paid health fee. Our team of health care professionals and behavioral health counselors are here for you and our goal is to help you benefit fully from the college experience by supporting your personal, social, and emotional well-being.


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Get Involved! Learn about Campus Resources and Student Organizations

Watch this engaging and interactive video recording hosted by Office of Student Life & Leadership (SL&L). SL&L will be discussing student engagement opportunities for you to join such as various student organizations and Palomar College's Associated Student Government. In addition, they will provide accessible resources for you related basic needs and food assistance. Also, they will provide a brief introduction about your student rights. You won't want to miss this session!  
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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges with an approximate membership of 2.5 million individuals worldwide. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage academic excellence among students of two-year colleges. It also aims to promote individual growth through programs that continue scholarship, provide leadership training, fellowship among scholars, and service to the community. These are the hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa.
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Quick Guide To Student Resources

In order to keep you, your instructors and our staff safe from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made many immediate changes at Palomar College. We understand that you may have concerns and may need support during this unusual time. Click on the link below to  find resources that are designed to serve a variety of needs. Stay well! Stay safe!


Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Watch this video presentation about EOPS. Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program to provide academic and financial support to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. Our goal is to ensure that you have the resources and guidance needed to meet your educational goals as quickly as possible. This 30 minute session will provide an overview of EOPS, the application process, and available support services to students interested in learning more about our program.


Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Palomar College is committed to removing barriers to access for students with documented disabilities.  The DRC works with faculty and staff collaboratively to ensure that students with disabilities can participate fully in College programs and activities to reach their educational and vocational goals. 
For more information about DRC, please visit 
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How to Access Your Palomar Promise Textbook Account

Check out this video tutorial on how to access your Promise textbook funds from the Palomar College Bookstore website. 

How to View Your Course Materials List Using Your Palomar Student ID

Check out this video tutorial on how to view your course materials list using your Palomar Student ID


Virtual Guided Campus Tour

Watch this virtual guided tour hosted by Palomar College Outreach Services. Students will learn about the various academic programs, students services and opportunities available at Palomar College. Discover where you can connect to resources and support services. Together we’re ready to set you up for success.

Virtual Campus Tour Video

Can't join us on the Virtual Guided Tour? Then, watch this pre-recorded campus tour video highlighting the different departments and buildings on campus.



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