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College of San Mateo, California
College of San Mateo
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California, 94402 650-574-6161
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College of San Mateo Overlooking the Bay

One of the top community colleges in California, College of San Mateo hosts a diversity of classes on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. The event calendar is busy with educational programs, talks, live performances, and athletic events. Learn about astronomy and the universe at the planetarium and observatory. The new College Center is the hub of student life. Located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the college offers a scenic campus in the San Mateo hills, only five minutes from our hotel, with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. 


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Open when school is in session


  • Graduation
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Reunions


  • Education
  • Gift Shop & Bookstore
  • Sports
  • Public Programs
  • Campus Tours
  • Performances


  • What kind of Planetarium shows do they have?

    The astronomy department at College of San Mateo hosts a variety of star gazing opportunities at the planetarium and observatory. "The Sky Tonight" show is led by a current professor on second Fridays of the month. All programs are free of charge, and check the calendar for the latest updates.
  • do they offer campus tours?

    Yes, but there are not regularly scheduled tours. You need to contact the school to arrange a guide. Email csmoutreach@smccd.edu or call (650) 574-6644 for more information. You can also take a four-minute video tour on the website for a look at student life.

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