Palomar College Learning For Success

The Hub: Basic Needs

General Information

Behavioral Health Counseling Services

Behavioral Health COVID-19 Student Information & Resources

CA Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-843-5200

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-385-4657

Friendship Line California (from the Institute on Aging): 1-888-670-1360

Immigrants Rising: Mental Health Connector

Mental Health Plan Information (by County)

Mental Health Resources during COVID-19 (for Families, Parents and Caregivers)

NextUP (assistance for current or former Foster Youth in CA Community Colleges)

Peer-to-Peer Warm Line (Call 619-295-1055 or 1-800-930-WARM (9276) 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm 7 days/week to speak to a Peer Support Specialist)

San Diego Domestic Violence Council (multiple resources list)

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1800-656-4673

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 OR Crisis Text Line = 741741

LGBTQ Resources:
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 OR Text START 678678
Victims of Crime Resource Center: 1-800-842-8467




Student Health Centers - Events

Self-Care Workshops (3rd Thursday of each month @ 3-3:30pm)

CampusWell (online magazine full of helpful information and resources for college students)

SWAG (Student Wellness Advocacy Group): Palomar College Peer education program that promotes mental health and wellness.


Technology Assistance (Palomar College)

Transfer Center Workshops

How to request technology in canvas: Request Technology - YouTube

Or, follow these steps to request technology (must be enrolled in at least 3 units) throughout the semester (Laptops, laptop carriers, hotspot devices and Office Depot printing cards):

  • Starting on the Palomar College Website, click on the top panel option that says ‘Canvas’  
  • Login with your student email and password. Don’t forget to include as part of your email address. 
  • Click on the Canvas tile 
  • On the left-hand navigation menu, click on courses 
  • Scroll down in the navigation menu and click on ‘Comet Connect’ 
  • At the top right of the page, find the ‘Request Assistance’ button 
  • It will prompt you to complete a help request. Under Type of Help Needed, select Technology Hardware. Under Details, let us know what technology you need to be successful in your courses (ex: laptop, Office Depot gift card, etc.)
  • Submit your request and a staff member will get back to you in 3-5 business days and schedule a date and time for you to pick up your items.

Wi-Fi Access at Palomar College

campus access for Wi-Fi



Student Health Centers - Events

Resources on Race, Anti-Racism, Social Justice and Protests

Online Learning Support (CCCCO)

Transfer Center Workshops

Technology Assistance (Palomar College)

Zoom Virtual Backgrounds (Palomar Branded Backgrounds)

Virtual Backgrounds (Courtesy of Starbucks)

Umoja University Book Club

eBooks (Palomar College Library)

CampusWell (Palomar College Student Health Centers)

CA Community Colleges Health & Wellness

Each Mind Matters

7 Strategies That Will Help You Feel Better (What's Happening in the World Today is Out of Your Control)

10 Tips to Support Students in a Stressful Shift to Online Learning (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Houseparty (face-to-face social network)

Live Well San Diego

Palomar College Performing Arts

Stay Enrolled (CA State Updates for CCC Students)

San Diego County COVID-19 Updates

Statewide COVID-19 Updates

SWAG (Student Wellness Advocacy Group - Palomar College)



Spanish (find local safe child care providers)

Boys & Girls Club of Vista
>Essential Workers we are here for you. The Boys & Girls Club of Vista is offering emergency childcare for Club parents that are essential workers starting May 4th. This includes emergency services health care, military, grocery store workers and other workers as stated by Governor Newsom in Executive Order N 45-20. The program is limited per CDC guidelines and is for kids in grades K-8th grade Monday-Friday 7 am-6:30 pm. The cost is $120 a week with current $50 membership. For more information, please contact 760-724-6606 or

Palomar College

Showers are available for currently enrolled students (AP 5220) on the San Marcos campus:

1) Facilities for enrolled males: M Building (10am-6pm)

2) Facilities for enrolled females: O Building (10am-6pm)

  • if showers are closed during 10am-6pm timeframe;
Community Resources (variety of community resources)
*Upper right corner of page you can pick your preferred language!
*Scroll to bottom of the page and you can click on 211 to make an immediate call from your cell phone!

Find Help (a variety of community resources)

Jewish Family Services (Older Adults)

General Information

Location: San Marcos Campus in SU-22
Telephone: (760) 744-1150 x2529

UPDATE: Due to the recent Executive Order per Governor Newsom, The Hub: Basic Needs is currently closed.  We apologize for this inconvenience but here is a list of resources that are available in the Quick Guide to Student Services. In addition, please reference the Community Resources COVID-19.

The Hub is a safe place for students to visit who are in need of assistance with food insecurities, housing insecurities, financial insecurities or a related crisis. We're here to assist you and connect you to the appropriate resources. Here is a list of Basic Needs and Resources at Palomar College

Services and Resources

We serve as your liaison to connect you to the following services as needed:

  • Applying for Cal Fresh (food stamps)
  • Assistance with obtaining formula or diapers
  • Community Resources COVID-19
  • Housing Assistance
  • Emergency loans
  • Textbook loans

Community Partners

Please view our Resource Guide (food, shelters, mental health, etc.) to connect you with local partners within our district.

To mitigate and minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be working remotely Monday through Friday. Please email

SU Building, Room 201
1140 W Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 744-1150 x2594
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm