Welcome, Fall 2021 Students!
Dreamers Welcomed | Black Lives Matter | PRIDE | #stopaapihate | Hispanic Serving Institution
ALL ARE WELCOME AT THE STAND
Please explore our webpage and contact us for more information. To sign up and stay updated on upcoming and current events, please click here.
We are open! The Stand Basic Needs Resource Center is transitioning to an open plan. Our Fall Hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Thursday. Only a small amount of students can be inside our department at once, so please email MesaTheStand@sdccd.edu to make an appointment OR please use Qless below.
Qless offers students convenience, flexibility, and safety. Students can now join a line virtually when visiting The Stand.
IMPORTANT WEBSITE NAVIGATION REMINDER:
- Who is eligible to receive resources/support from the stand?
All students are eligible for resources as long as he/she/they are registered for one course at Mesa College. There are no income requirements and you do not need to provide proof of income to receive benefits. We are here for everybody!
- How do I apply?
In order to be added to our student list, please opt in for email reminders here. We will notify you when resources are available to you via email. However, you are welcome to email us at MesaTheStand@sdccd.edu or submit an application for 1:1 support here (application is also in the upper left hand corner in the navigation bar).
- What services do you provide?
Drive-Thru Mobile Food Market: (1st Monday and 4th Thursday), Direct Student Support, Food Pantry, Zoom Workshops, Free Professional Clothing Closet, Free Hot Lunches (pending), In-Person Workshops (pending), and No-Cost Hygiene products for all.
- How do I make an appointment for the Professional Clothing Closet?
Please email us at MesaTheStand@sdccd.edu to schedule an appointment
- Can you tell me more about the free Frozen Meals at The Stand?
The Stand receives 200 FROZEN meals that students can pick up to either heat and eat here on campus or take home. Students can request up to THREE meals to go for students who are enrolled in classes and are cleared to be on campus to order and pick up meals. We strongly recommend students pick them up on their way home. If they choose just one meal they can use the microwaves here at The Stand to heat the food up.
In order to get access to these meals students should sign up via Qless to get in line. Outside in our window is the QR code that allows student to select what meals they would like.
- How do I make an appointment with a Basic Needs Ambassador?
You can submit an application for 1:1 support here (application is also in the upper left hand corner in the navigation bar).
- Are there any scholarships available at The Stand?
No, we do not have scholarship opportunities, however, please sign up and stay updated on scholarships available at Mesa College by clicking here.
- Does Qless work for other departments on campus?
Yes, for a detailed list, please click here.
- How do I receive updates?
Please opt in for email reminders here.
Mesa College is offering no-cost fresh produce to students via the Drive-Thru Mobile Market and Farmer's Market (monthly). If you have any other needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, as we will do our best to serve and support you! OPT-IN to receive emails from The Stand here.
Drive Thru Mobile Market
1st Monday of the Month - 1:00pm - 2:00pm - located in Parking Structure
Drive Thru Farmers Market
3rd Thursday of the Month -10:30am - 1:00pm - located in Parking Structure
Free Frozen Meal Pick Ups
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Weekly
The Stand receives 200 FROZEN meals from Kitchens For Good that students can pick up to either heat and eat here on campus or take home. Students can request up to THREE meals to go. Available to students who are cleared to be on campus and are enrolled in at least one class. Please utilize Qless for pick up. More information under FAQs.
For more information about our free food programs, visit our Events Page.
|October 2021 - Coming Soon|
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To watch previous workshops The Stand has hosted, please click here.
What other resources are available at Mesa?
There are many categorical departments that will be able to assist you depending on your need. For a comprehensive list, please click here. OR please visit the Student Services section of the Mesa Website.
EOPS provides services over, above and beyond what the college provides. We provide a student-centered environment by promoting access, retention and completion of educational goals. Offerings: Academic/Career/Personal Counseling, Book Service, School Supplies, Specialized Workshops, Enrollment Priority, Parking, Permit, Health Fees, EOPS Scholarships, University Application Fee Waivers, and much more! (Note: must meet “educationally underserved” criteria i.e. First-Generation student, single mother, formerly incarcerated, low-income, etc.) https://www.sdmesa.edu/student-services/eops/
The DSPS Department at Mesa College was established to more fully accommodate the academic and support needs of students with disabilities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The DSPS Department offers eligible students access to a variety of specialized support services and assistive equipment in a timely manner. These services are intended to assist college students with disabilities to more successfully participate in regular college programs and activities.
- Rising Scholars
Project Restart is a program committed to support students who have been impacted by incarceration.
The California Working for Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a public assistance program (welfare program) that provides cash aid and services to eligible needy California families that have a child(ren) in the home.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) provides support services to single parents receiving CalWORKs from the county who are attending college. CARE assists students through counseling, specialized workshops, meal cards, gas card, supplies, grants, and much more to address the unique needs to single parents.
- Fast Scholars
Fostering Academic Success and Transitions (FAST) Scholars - serves current and former foster youth with support services such as counseling, priority registration, book service, school supplies, assistance with Financial Aid and CHAFEE, and specialized workshops. https://www.sdmesa.edu/student-services/eops/fast-scholars/index.shtml
- More, please click here.