Student Services

Student Services Mission Statement

College of Alameda Student Services is committed to guiding, empowering, and inspiring students to achieve their academic, career and personal goals through a student centered and caring approach.

CoA Welcome Center

Business Hours

Contact Us:
Dr. Tina Vasconcellos
VP of Student Services
(510) 748-2205
William Bruce
Dean of Special Programs & Grants
(510) 748-2135
Dr. Amy H. Lee
Dean of Enrollment Services
(510) 748-2288
Paula Armstead
Interim Associate Dean of Education Success
(510) 748-5255

Aja Butler
Director, Student Activities & Campus Life
(510) 748-2327

Stefanie Bradshaw
Director, Workforce Systems
(510) 748-2399

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.



 Fall 2018 : Semester Dates  August 20 – December 14, 2018


Business Hours  (Peak Schedule)

Welcome Center (F/A, A/R, and Counseling) will be open (Monday – Thursday) August 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2018  from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

and (Friday) August 17, 24 & 31, 2018 from 8AM-4:30 PM


Additional Extended Hours (Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Counseling) and Assessment offices) will be open on the following:

Super Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM



Monday from 8:00 AM – 7:00 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:

  • September 3, 2018 –  Labor Day – Holiday Observance
  • November 12, 2018 – Veterans’ Day – Holiday Observance
  • November 22-25, 2018 – Thanksgiving 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
August 20 Monday Day and Evening Instruction Begins
August 26 Sunday Last Day to Add without Permission number or Add Card 
August 31 Friday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in person with a Permission Number on Add Card
October 19 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
November 16 Friday 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.
November 16 Friday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
December 14 Friday Fall Semester Ends