Preparing for Palomar

College Updates


  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required to register for onsite courses at the main campus or education centers.
  • Facial coverings are optional starting but strongly recommended.
  • If you have COVID or cold symptoms, follow the guidance in the COVID flowchart.
  • Check out the latest information on the COVID-19 website.

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New Student Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for all new Palomar College students. Visit to complete your orientation online.

Student Help Videos

Below are relevant videos for your first week of school. For more student help videos, please visit our Student Help Videos webpage.

Online or Face-to-Face?

Figure out if your class is online or face-to-face. Is it synchronous or asynchronous? Is it on the main campus in San Marcos or is it at one of the centers? Watch the video to learn more.

Log into Canvas

Log into your online class using Canvas.  Some face-to-face classes may require you to log into Canvas (ask your instructor).

Find Your Textbooks

Find out what textbooks are required for your class through the bookstore website.

Find Your Palomar Email

Find out what your Palomar email is through MyPalomar. Watch this other video on how to log into your email through

Need to Reset Password?

Your password is the same for MyPalomar, Canvas, and your Palomar email. To see how reset your password, watch the change your password video.

Find Professor's Contact Info

Need to email or call your professor? Search the directory to find your professor's contact information.

Online Learning Resources

Additional Resources