Welcome Center

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, EOPS, 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.


Welcome Center Hours

January 25 – May 27, 2016

Business Hours

January 4 – 15, 2016

Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

January 18 – 22, 2016

College of Alameda is closed Monday, January 18th.

The Welcome Center  will be open for Extended Hours on

Tuesday, January 19th: 8am –  6:30pm.

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

Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26th: 8am – 6:30pm

Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2nd: 8am – 6:30pm

Saturday, January 30th: 9am – 1pm

After Peak Enrollment

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:


January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday Observance

February 12-15 – Presidents’ Day – Holiday Observance

March 21 – 27 – Spring Recess

March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day – Holiday Observance

May 20 – Malcolm X’s Birthday – 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.

Date Day Description
January 25 Monday Spring Session Begins
February 7 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.
February 7 Sunday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes
March 18 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
April 23 Saturday 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 23 Saturday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
May 27 Friday Spring Semester Ends