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. 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
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

 Fall 2016 : Semester Dates  August 22 – December 16, 2016


Business Hours (1st two weeks of instruction)

(Welcome Center, Veteran Center, Counseling, Admission and Records, Financial Aid & DSPS  offices are open during this time)

 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 7:00pm; Friday 8:00-4:30 pm

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

Saturday, August 13 and 20, 2016 from 9am – 2pm 


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:

  • September 5 – Labor Day – Holiday Observance
  • November 11 – Veterans’ Day – Holiday Observance
  • November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving Day and Day after Thanksgiving Day – Holiday Observance
  • December 23-30 – Holiday Closure
  • January 2 – New Year’s 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
August 22 Monday Fall Semester Begins
September 4 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. 
September 4 Sunday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes
October 21 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
November 18 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 18 Friday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
December 16 Friday Fall Semester Ends