Fifth Annual Undocumented Student Action Week

Undocumented Student Action Week. Change in Action. Learning Sessions: September 21-24. AB 540 Conference and System Leader Plenary: October 18, 1:00 - 2:  p.m. Systemwide Webinars: October 19-22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Partner logos, which are stated in text below. 

In the last five years, our collective budget and legislative advocacy during Undocumented Student Action Week has led to funding for Dream Resource Centers and Liaisons, the establishment of an Immigration Legal Services Project, the expansion of AB 540 eligibility and the protection of DACA. We know all too well that change is important every day of the year, not just during action week. This year’s theme, “Change in Action” empowers us to engage in state, federal and local action to support undocumented students in their goal of earning a college education. We must think about the ways we can cultivate and empower change that is long lasting.

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) is a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Community College League of California (League), and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), with support from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC)Campaign for College OpportunityImmigrants Rising,California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition, Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN)Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)El Camino CollegeCollege of the Canyons, Butte CollegePalomar College, and Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC).

We look forward to this year’s action week. If you have any USAW questions, please contact us at

2021 Event Details 

Learning Sessions: September 21-24

In preparation for the 2021 USAW, a series of information/technical assistance webinars will be held twice daily. The purpose of these informational webinar will be to assist UndocuLiaisons in the planning and development of their own college USAW events. We encourage participation from students, faculty, administrative staff, and allies.

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AB 540 Conference & System Leader Plenary: October 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

In collaboration with Immigrants Rising, the Chancellor’s Office will host a Undocumented Student Action Week kick-off event on October 18th that will feature a special plenary with California's higher education leaders.


Systemwide Webinars: October 19-22, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The Chancellor’s Office will also a daily system webinar at 1:00 p.m. from October 19-22 on critical policy frameworks and tools designed to support institutions with successful implementation of recent undocumented student policy reforms. These webinars will include topics such as a review of statewide policies, data collection and use, and innovative use of funds.