Welcome Center

Welcome Center Location

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.


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.

January 25MondaySpring Session Begins
February 7SundayLast 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 7SundayLast Day to Add Regular Session Classes
March 18FridayLast Day to File Petitions for AA/AS Degree/Certificate
April 23SaturdayLast 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 23SaturdayAttendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
May 27FridaySpring Semester Ends