Who We Are

Our Outreach & Retention Staff Members welcome new and potential students to campus, provide printed information, enrollment support, and can often be found on-site at local high schools and community-based organizations throughout Oakland and Alameda.

Meet our team of Peer Outreach Advisers! We are students from diverse backgrounds who use our experience to help you apply, enroll, and persist.

Emily Li
Peer Outreach Adviser
Department Contact:

Natalie Rodriguez, Outreach & Retention Specialist
L Building, 2nd Floor, Room L235
College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, California 94501
(510) 748-5223


Our Services

Book a tour with us, or ask about our workshops and availability to come host application, orientation, and even assessment services on site at your school or community-based organization. We pride ourselves in our wide reach and the strength of our impact.


Campus Tours are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Requests that are made with less than two weeks’ notice cannot be accommodated.

General Campus Tours Include:

  • Student Services
  • Library
  • Tutoring

Career Education Program Tours are available upon request.

Please Note: Campus tours are not available during Finals Week (May 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019)

Special tours for students with disabilities will generally take place on the Last Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If your group will need special accommodations please submit your request two weeks in advanced.

The Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADAM) Program offers fundamental and advanced training in fashion design and production.

Special tours for students interested in the program will take place on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours will be limited to 20 people per tour. Requests that are made with less than two weeks’ notice cannot be accommodated.

Mobile CoA dates for Spring 2020 will be released in February 2020.

Mobile CoA breaks down barriers, allows access, supports, and guides students through the enrollment steps.

Outreach Hours

Outreach services are available upon request (and considering staff availability) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.