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Students: Help Us Support You in an Emergency – Complete Workday Inbox Items Now

by Nancy Chan -

Help Us Support You in an Emergency – Complete Workday Inbox Items Now

When students experience a crisis during their time at CCA, staff are here to offer support. Please help us to help you by making sure that your contact information and emergency contacts are up-to-date each semester.

Continuing students (those who started at CCA before Spring 2023): Please complete both of the following Workday inbox tasks as soon as possible: (1) Update My Primary Home Address & (2) Update My Emergency Contacts.

New students for spring 2023: Although you may not have Workday inbox tasks, please update your Primary Home AddressPersonal InformationPreferred Name, and Friends and Family (Emergency Contact) information.

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Students: Enroll in Duo for More Secure Logins

by Nancy Chan -

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Students will soon be required to use Duo two-factor authentication for logging into any CCA systems (by March 1, 2023).

We encourage you to opt into Duo prior to that date to ensure a smooth transition.

Accounts that are protected with Duo two-factor authentication are far less likely to be compromised (we saw this with the recent phishing scam) because Duo requires two methods to verify your identity: 

#1: Your username + password 
#2: A device, like a mobile phone, to approve authentication requests).

You can read more about two-factor authentication here.

What can happen when your CCA account is compromised?

    • Your personal and sensitive information can be accessed in your Workday, Gmail, or Google Drive account.
    • You could lose money. For example, the attacker logs into Workday and changes direct deposit information for your payroll or financial aid refunds (a known tactic).
    • Your identity could be stolen and used to commit fraud.

To opt into Duo, please visit this Portal page for step-by-step instructions.

In February, staff by the front desks of Hooper, Founders Hall, and the Main Building can help you get enrolled in Duo! Look out for posters around campus as well, directing you to the instructions for enrolling in Duo.

If you have any questions or run into any problems, please reach out to the Help Desk at or by phone at 415-703-9560 between 9am and 5pm.

Free eBooks from the Libraries

by Eric Phetteplace -

Want some reading for Thanksgiving or Winter break? Looking for an in-depth source covering a research topic? Remember that there are thousands of free ebooks accessible to you on a variety of topics related to CCA's academic programs, from writing to business to fine arts. Here's just a few of the more popular titles available:

cover of Design Justice ebook Frankenstein by Mary Shelley cover of "The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft"

You can find these free ebooks—and much more!— using the CCA Libraries' search engine. There are more details in the Libraries' blog post for Open Access Week 2022.

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