Graduation 2014 Information

Published March 6th, 2014 in College News


2014 Graduation

College of Alameda Gymnasium

May 23rd at 3:00


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Congratulations graduates of 2014!! This page is dedicated to help you plan for this special day with your family and friends. Obtaining your Associate degree and/or certificate is an accomplishment that merits a celebration. Faculty, staff, and administration are excited to celebrate this important accomplishment along with your family and friends. Graduation will take place in the College of Alameda Gymnasium on May 23rd at 3:00.


Apply for Graduation

The first step to participating in the Graduation Ceremony it to apply for graduation by the March 21st, 2014 deadline. Please click here to view a graduation petition flyer that contains the phone number to schedule a counseling appointment to apply for graduation.

Cap and Gown

Cap and gown is mandatory for all students participating in the graduation ceremony.  You can obtain your cap and gown at the College of Alameda bookstore starting on May 12, 2014. The purchase of the cap and gown is $39.99 and includes cap, gown, and tassel. If purchasing the cap and gown is an extreme financial hardship please come to F building office 116. We have a limited amount of cap and gowns available to be loaned to students that meet the cap and gown loan requirements. First come first serve basis.


Graduation Tickets

There is ample seating in the College of Alameda Gymnasium to accommodate all graduates and families. No tickets are required to attend the graduation ceremony.


Arrival Information

Graduates are to arrive at 1:30pm and are to check in at D119.  When checking in, you will receive a reader card that will include your name and major. Make sure to hand this card to the name announcer when you cross the stage at the ceremony.



If in need of accommodations please contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services office at 510-748-2328.



A reception sponsored by the Associated Students of College of Alameda (ASCOA) will follow immediately after the graduation ceremony in the F building. All graduates, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Refreshments and cake will be served.



Professional photography services will be provided by Gradimages at the Graduation Ceremony. Graduates will receive a free proof via email and will be given the option to purchase. Graduates are not required to purchase.



Any questions please feel free to call 510-748-2280 or We look forward in celebrating the special day with you, family, and friends!


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Spring 2014 Class Schedule / Online Courses

Published January 28th, 2014 in College News

Science classes relocated to 860 Atlantic Ave.





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Dr. Eric V. Gravenberg Appointed Interim President of College of Alameda

Published July 8th, 2013 in College News

Dr. Gravenberg has served in several senior leadership positions at major universities, both public and private. He is a seasoned administrator with a successful track record in building consensus, and cultivating a cadre of leaders dedicated to educational and economic equity.

Formerly, he was Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Alliant International University in San Diego, the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at CSU, Sacramento and Vice President with Noel Levitz, a higher education consulting firm specializing in enrollment management. Dr. Gravenberg has also served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Howard University, the Director of Admission at UC Riverside, Director of the Learning Center at Humboldt State University, and Statewide Director for the CSU for Student Affirmative Action.

Dr. Gravenberg has authored numerous publications and received a number of awards recognizing his accomplishments as an innovative, passionate and committed leader for educational equity.

Dr. Gravenberg is civic-minded and engaged in community affairs. He has participated in various business and industry advisory councils and local foundations. Besides membership in a number of civic and professional organizations, he volunteers his time as mentor for high school and college students.

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COA Students Assisting in Research Study with UC Berkeley

Published February 21st, 2013 in College News

Did a large asteroid collide with Earth 66 million years ago? College of Alameda chemistry students Jon Howell, Jessica Ng and Jenna Luckhardt are helping COA chemistry professor Peter Olds elucidate the nature of this possible ancient impact by working on KT Boundary Impact Rocks at UC Berkeley lab.

Scientists are currently trying to determine if a large asteroid or comet collided with the Earth 66 million years ago, probably causing the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs and 75% of animal and plant species. This catastrophic disruption is known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary or KT impact event. Scientists study this KT event by separating and identifying small grains of the mineral chromite, which were deposited with the impact layer 66 million years ago in southern Colorado and eastern Wyoming. It is not known yet whether these grains are from the terrestrial target rocks or from the extraterrestrial impacting object. Chemistry and mineralogy tests, like the ones these CoA students are conducting, will provide the answer.

“If the grains are terrestrial then the consensus view that the Chicxulub crater on the Yucatan Peninsula is the only KT boundary impact site will be thrown into doubt”, says COA chemistry professor Peter Olds. “If the grains are extraterrestrial, science may be able to identify the type of object (class of meteorite) that hit. Whatever the answer, it will be new and exciting,” added Olds.

This research is currently being carried out at the Earth and Planetary Science Department at UC Berkeley where at least one of these College of Alameda students plans to transfer.

“With sufficient funds and allocation of space, this project could be expanded into a rock chemistry program at The Peralta Colleges’ 860 Atlantic science facility,” said College of Alameda President, Jannett Jackson, “allowing a much greater number of COA science students to benefit from the experience.”

Faculty and administrators within the Peralta Community College District – which also includes Berkeley City College and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – believe that lab experience, as well as lab safety skills, gained in such an environment are transferable to other scientific disciplines. A job well done in this research study may result in student transfer to quality four-year academic institutions like UC Berkeley or opportunities for employment as a laboratory technician in the private or government sectors. “This is a wonderful educational opportunity for current and future students at The Peralta Colleges,” said president Jackson.

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College of Alameda’s New Website is Unveiled

Published July 24th, 2012 in College News
screenshot of the new main webpage for the college

As of July 30, College of Alameda’s website has a new look and feel.   The new website is designed with a clean, well-organized, user-friendly format which offers quick and easy access to the resources that students need.  For questions or problems with the website, contact the webmaster using the webmaster link in the footer of this website.

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Transfer Opportunities

Published July 24th, 2012 in College News
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Every year, Professor Patti Tsai invites former students to speak to her Physics 4C class about schoolwork at 4 year Universities. Many wonder if they will be adequately prepared to begin advanced coursework when they transfer out of the Peralta Colleges. The good news is that the Math and Science departments at our Colleges engineer students to excel in their University careers. Congratulations to all of our students who transfer to 4 year Universities!

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