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 22 – May 24, 2019

Business Hours

January 2 – 11, 2019

Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

College of Alameda is closed Monday, January 21st.

The Welcome Center  will be open for Extended Hours (January 14-31, 2019)

Monday – Thursday 8am –  7:00pm

Friday – 8am-4:30pm

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

Saturday, January 19 & 26: 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 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Holiday Observance

February 15-18 – Presidents’ Day – Holiday Observance

April 2 – 7 – Spring Recess

April 1 – Cesar Chavez Day – Holiday Observance

May 17 – 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 22 Tuesday Spring Session Begins
February 3 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 3 Sunday Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes
March 15 Friday Last Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
April 26 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 26 Saturday Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
May 24 Friday Spring Semester Ends