Student Services

The mission of the Student Services Division is to establish and maintain an environment that fosters the intellectual and personal development of students.  The Student Services division provides a network of academic support services for all students that facilitate the institution’s progress to ensure access, excellence and success to those students who can benefit from instruction at the post secondary level.
COA Welcome Center Business Hours
Contact Us:
Dr. William Watson
Interim VP of Student Services
(510) 748-2205
Toni Cook
Dean of Special Projects
(510) 748-2135
Dr. Amy H. Lee
Dean of Enrollment Services
(510) 748-2288
Fong Tran
Director, Student Activities & Campus Life
(510) 748-2327
Marivic Lizardo
Staff  Services Specialist
(510) 748-2205
The College of Alameda’s Welcome Center is located on the first floor of the A Building and includes the following departments: Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, EOPS, and Student Services Administration.BldgAmap

 Spring 2016 : Semester Dates January 25 – May 27, 2016

Business Hours

January 4 – 15, 2016

 Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

January 18 – 22, 2016

College of Alameda is closed Monday, January 18th.

The Welcome Center  will be open for Extended Hours on

Tuesday, January 19th: 8am –  6:30pm.

Additional Extended Hours (Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Welcome Center and Counseling) will be on the following days:

Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26th: 8am – 6:30pm

Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2nd: 8am – 6:30pm

Saturday, January 30th: 9am – 1pm 


Monday from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday – Friday from 8:00-4:30 PM

NOTE: Counseling may stop accepting students 1 hour before the Welcome Center closes.

College of Alameda will be CLOSED on the following:

  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday Observance
  • February 12-15 – Presidents’ Day – Holiday Observance
  • March 21 – 27 – Spring Recess
  • March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day – Holiday Observance
  • May 20 – Malcolm X’s Birthday – Holiday Observance

Not all services are available within these hours. Please call ahead. For further information, please call the Welcome Center Information line at (510) 748-2184.

Important Dates to Remember:

Date Day Description
January 25 Monday Spring Session Begins
February 7 Sunday Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive A Refund Note: Short-term and open-entry classes must be dropped within 10% of the first class meeting to receive a refund. 
February 7 Sunday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes
March 18 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
April 23 Saturday Last day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive a “W”.  All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day.
April 23 Saturday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
May 27 Friday Spring Semester Ends