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

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

Trudie Giordano
Interim 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.



 Spring 2018 : Semester Dates  January 22 – May 25, 2018


Business Hours  (Peak Schedule)

Welcome Center (F/A, A/R, and Counseling) will be open (Monday – Thursday) January 15-18 and 22 – 25th, 2018  from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM  and (Friday) January 19 and 26, 2018 from 8AM-4:30 PM


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

Super Saturday, January 20 & 27, 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:

  • January 15, 2018 –  Martin Luther’s Day – Holiday Observance
  • February 16, 2018 – Lincoln’s Birthday Day – Holiday Observance
  • February 19, 2018 – Washington’s Birthday – Holiday Observance
  • April 2, 2018 –  Cesar Chavez’ Day- Holiday Closure
  • May 18, 2018 – Malcolm X Birthday – Holiday Observance
  • May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day – 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 22 Monday Day and Evening Instruction Begins
February 4 Sunday Last Day to Add without Permission number or Add Card 
February 4 Sunday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in person with a Permission Number on Add Card
March 16 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
April 26 Thursday 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 26 Thursday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
May 25 Friday Spring Semester Ends