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
Toni Cook
Dean of Special Projects
(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

Fong Tran
Director, Student Activities & Campus Life
(510) 748-2327

Drew Douglass
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 2017 : Semester Dates  August 21 – December 15, 2017


Business Hours  (Peak Schedule)

Welcome Center will be open (Monday – Thursday) August 14-17 and 21 – 24th, 2017  from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM  and (Friday) August 18 & 25, 2017 from 800 AM-4:30 PM


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

Saturday, August 5 & 12, 2017 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 4, 2017 – Labor Day – Holiday Observance
  • November 10, 2017 – Veteran’s Day – Holiday Observance
  • November 23-24, 2017 – Thanksgiving – Holiday Observance
  • December 25, 2017-January 2, 2018 – Holiday Closure

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 21 Monday Day and Evening Instruction Begins
August 26 Saturday Last Day to Add without Permission number or Add Card 
September 1 Friday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in person with a Permission Number on Add Card
October 20 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
November 15 Wednesday 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 15 Wednesday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
December 15 Friday Fall Semester Ends