Welcome Center

Who We Are

If you need help becoming a College of Alameda student, visit the Welcome Center! The Welcome Center is conveniently located next to key services including Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, Transfer CenterEOPS/CARE/NextUP & CalWORKs, and more. You can use the Welcome Center computers to apply to college, register for classes, and apply for financial aid. If you need assistance, our Student Ambassadors are here to help.

Our Services

  • Application Assistance
  • Class Enrollment Assistance
  • Counseling Services
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Admission and Records Assistance
  • Transfer Center Resources
  • EOPS/CARE/NextUP & CalWORKs Counseling and Program assistance

Meet the Student Ambassadors!

Welcome Center

Due to the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place order, all departments are providing remote and online service.

Monday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday CLOSED


Important Dates to Remember – Fall 2020

August 10 M  Drop for nonpayment of Tuition and Enrollment Fees
August 24 M Day and Evening Instruction Begins
August 29 S Saturday Instruction Begins
August 30 Su Last Day to Add without a Permission Number or Add card
September 4 F Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in person with a Permission Number on Add Card
September 7 M  Labor Day – Holiday Observance
September 7 M 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. >>>2020 Fall Refund Drop Deadline Schedule.
September 7 M Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes Without a  “W”  Appearing on Transcripts
September 7 M Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes online with an Instructor issued Permission Number
September 7 M Census Roster Due  ” Online and On Time”
September 8 T Census Day
September 11 F Last Day to File for PASS/NO PASS Grading Option for Regular Session Classes
October 9 F Last Day to File Petitions for AA, AS, or ADT  Degree/Certificate
October 20 T Professional Day – No Instruction
Nov. 11 W Veteran’s Day – Holiday Observance
Nov. 20 F Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes with a grade of  “W”. All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day.
Nov. 20 F Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment and Submit Rosters “Online and On Time”
Nov. 26 – 29 Th-Su Thanksgiving – Holiday Observance
December 12 S Saturday Instruction Ends
Dec. 13-18 Su-F Final Examinations
December 18 F Fall Semester Ends
January 4 M Final Grade Due