Hartnell College is committed to supporting all students regardless of their residency status.  Mi CASA is open to all undocumented students and the community. Mi CASA provides specialized services for all UndocuScholars.  UndocuScholars registered with Mi CASA receive additional benefits.  

Who is an UndocuScholar?

At Mi CASA UndocuScholars are all students without U.S. citizenship or permanent residence; that includes all AB 540, SB 68, DACAmented, asylees, and all other undocumented students. Hartnell College is committed to supporting all students regardless of their residency status.    

ALL UndocuScholars welcome at Mi CASA!


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Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual California Community Colleges' Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) on October 16 - 20, 2023. Join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Community College League of California, and our statewide partners on Monday, October 16 for an in-person event at Fresno City College and daily webinars throughout the week.

The California Community Colleges system enrolls the largest population of undocumented students in the nation, and our community allies and college faculty, staff, and administrators are vitally important to ensuring that all of our students can achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their citizenship status. USAW events are intended to inform community allies and our colleges about how they can build a strong ecosystem that breaks down silos and promotes a collaborative campus approach for our undocumented students.

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2023 Undocumented Student Action Week: Creating Belonging for Undocumented Students


flyer for oct 16 event text belowJoin us on October 16th for a workshop with Hartnell Sociology faculty, Dr. Hortencia Jimenez. She will provide a historical context of immigration in the US along with insights into the undocumented student experience. Her workshop will encourage you to explore how to be an ally for undocuscholars in our community. Workshop will take place on October 16th, at noon, in Room C-140 (Office of Student Life). RSVP is required. Workshop is designed for students, faculty, staff and administrators. 

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October 17, 2023 5:30-7:00pm 

Join us for an immigration forum, presented in partnership with the UFW Foundation. UFW Foundation immigration attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives will be available to provide culturally competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the campus community. Get updates on the latest immigration legisation and policies. Parking is available on campus for $2 in the Parking structure. The event will be held in B 110 and is open to the community. 

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Acompañanos a una linda tarde donde reflexionaremos sobre el ciclo de la vida. Descubriremos formas en las que nuestra cultura en la elaboración de ofrendas nos lleva a procesar la pérdida y nos ayuda a sanar. Cada participante decorará su calavera de azúcar y participará en un sorteo para ganar una de dos tarjetas de regalo de AMAZON (cada tarjeta está valorada en $25). El taller será en persona el miércoles 18 de octubre,de 5:00-6:30 p.m. en el salón Umoja en Merill Hall. 

La inscripción para este evento se cierra el 11 de octubre. Para inscribirte pulsa en este enlace.

flyer for undocucon 2023 text belowOn behalf of the Region 4 Bay Area Community Colleges and Santa Clara University, we cordially invite you to our first-ever UndocuCon, in Celebration of Undocumented Student Action Week.

UndocuCon is the first event of its kind bringing community college students from the following Colleges: Monterey Peninsula College, Hartnell College, Cabrillo College, Gavilan College, San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College, Mission College, West Valley College, DeAnza College, Foothill College, Chabot College, Ohlone College, and other community organizations.

This one-day event will celebrate our Bay Area Undocumented Community's diversity, resilience, and strengths and highlight resources available to them, their families, and the community.

Transportation is available for Hartnell College students. Please email micasa@hartnell.edu after you have registered to request a space on the bus.

Event Details
Friday, October 20th, 2023
9 am - 2 pm
Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Ca.
Benson Memorial Center

UndocuCon 2023 Registration Link (closes 10/13 or when event is at capacity)



Hartnell College FREE Immigration Legal Services for Students, Staff and Faculty

Servicios Legales de Immigracion GRATUITOS para Estudiantes, Personal y Facultad del Colegio Hartnell

Community College Students, Staff and Faculty needing to schedule a FREE immigration legal services consultation may do so here. If you need help or have a question you may send an email to micasa@hartnell.edu

Estudiantes del Colegio Comunitario, Personal y Facultad que necesiten agendar una consulta GRATUITA de servicios legales de inmigracion pueden hacerlo aqui. Si desea ayuda o tiene alguna pregunta puede enviar un correo electronico a micasa@hartnell.edu


FERPA and Student Privacy

The Family Education Right to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal mandate designed to protect the privacy of students’ records. FERPA includes academic records, financial aid records, attendance records and any other personally identifiable information collected by the college that, if shared, could violate the privacy rights of students and former students. For more information please visit FERPA 

FERPA permits release of “directory information” without authorization unless the student submits an Authorization for Release of Student Records form to opt out of being included in directory information. 


  • Scholarship opportunities at Hartnell College
  • A welcoming space for UndocuScholars (Building B, Room 204A)
  • Assistance with the California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request (AB540/SB68)
  • Guidance and possible support for students who do not yet meet AB540/SB68 
  • Financial aid assistance, including guidance filling out the CA Dream Act Application and other financial aid related forms
  • Educational planning and counseling
  • Eligibility for Hartnell Dreamers Scholarship
  • Peer mentoring and social activities
  • Advocacy and transfer assistance
  • Immigration Legal Services Click HERE to schedule and appointment
  • Referrals to other campus services as well as community resources

The Hartnell College community is committed to the success of UndocuScholars. Although, this is a collegewide commitment, there are staff, faculty and administrators who want you to know they are here to provide support and guidance when you need it the most.  

Hartnell College Undocu Ally Network

D.R.E.A.M. Club

Join the Defending the Right to Educational Attainment Matters (D.R.E.A.M.) Club! 

For more information you may contact:
  • Laura K. Rivera, laurakrivera@student.hartnell.edu

Follow the Hartnell D.R.E.A.M Club on Social Media

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Enlace hacia grabacion de DACA Ultimas Noticias 9 de Diciembre, 2020. Link to DACA Update on December 9, 2020.  


If you missed our Fall 2020 Virtual Welcome Back Event here is the Zoom Recording!

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  • Mi CASA hosts DACA renewal clinic for the community
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 In an effort to continue supporting our local DREAMers Mi CASA hosted a DACA Renewal Clinic.  After, the January 9, halt by the Northern California District Court on the federal termination of DACA, Mi CASA joined forces once again with the United Farm Workers Foundation (UFW) and local Immigration Attorney Magnolia Zarraga, and collaborated to put together an event that would help many in our community.  On Friday, February 2, 2018, the collaboration served forty-five recipients with DACA preparation services.  The UFW provided Department of Justice certification, while Attorney Magnolia Zarraga provided free consultation for cases with special circumstances.  The joint effort was a success and Mi CASA is proud to continue working with local partners to fulfill the Hartnell commitment to support all students regardless of residency status. 

  • Mi CASA engages with the community through Radio Bilingue

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On November 30, 2017, the Center for Achievement and Student Advancement staff and a Dreamer student ambassador, were hosted once again on a radio talk show on public affairs known as Comunidad Alerta airing on Radio Bilingue KHDC 90.9FM.  Comunidad Alerta strives to inform and raise awareness among the Latino Community.  The segment featured Mi CASA Dreamer Adriana Gonzalez-Sebastian, Program Assistant Miriam Vazquez-Gonzalez and Counselor Yuliana Vasquez.  The show focused on the future after DACA.  The Mi CASA team commented on the importance of not giving up and reiterated that education is a right that cannot be taken away from Dreamers. Additionally, Mi CASA staff spoke about the Immigrants Rising training on alternatives to continue making a living which was presented by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) recently at Hartnell College.  The recent expansion of in-state tuition in California better known as AB 68 was also mentioned during the show.  AB 68 will allow more students to be able to pay in state tuition and receive state-based financial aid, through the modification of California school attendance requirement.  Implementation of SB 68 will take place in January 2018.  Dreamer Adriana Gonzalez-Sebastian fiercely shared about her experience as a Dreamer and how Mi CASA has supported her and made her feel welcomed at Hartnell College.

Archives of this and previous Mi CASA appearances on Radio Bilingue can be found at: http://www.archivosderb.org/

  •  Mi CASA Presents "Immigrants Rising" Training

Immigrants Rising Training presented by E4FC representative Ms. Iliana Perez

On November 14, 2017, faculty and staff participated in an important workshop for DREAMer Allies. Educators for Fair Consideration's Ms. Iliana G. Perez presented an Immigrants Rising Training to teach us about what steps undocumented students can take to pursue a meaningful career and secure their financial future. Now, more than ever, it is incumbent upon us to educate ourselves so that we can continue to support students in meeting their goals; with or without DACA, regardless of their status. Participants learned about the basics of entrepreneurship and independent contracting, two methods of earning a living without a DACA work permit. The information shared in the training will improve our ability to provide relevant advising and counseling around majors and career choices for undocumented students. It will also give students hope for the future as they navigate the challenges of college coursework. The DREAMer Allies at Hartnell look forward to continuing to collaborate to assist students in building agency and power within themselves.



  • Dreamer Transfer Banquet

Congratulations to the Dreamers Class of 2017 As the academic year culminated, MiCASA honored the hardwork and dedication of those students who completed their transfer requirements and/or graduated from Hartnell College.  

Keynote speaker Monica Cardenas Guzman addresses Hartnell Dreamers at transfer banquet

  • Hartnell College Board of Trustees Adopts Resolution Supporting Undocumented Students and Affirming the Privacy of Student Records

This resolution affirms the values of Hartnell College in supporting undocumented students and also affirms that the District will protect the privacy of education records for all students regardless of immigration status and consistent with existing laws.

Hartnell College President Dr. Lewallen recognizes the Hartnell College Board of Trustees for the resolution passed in favor of Hartnell College Dreamers

For a complete version of the Hartnell College District Resolution 17:3 follow the link

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Who To Contact

  • Mi CASA-UndocuScholar Resource Center
    Phone: (831) 755-6723
    Building: B - Student Services Building
    Office: B-204A



B - Student Services