Get Ready for Winter Quarter!

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for Coming to Campus

If you are coming to campus for a class or any other purpose, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19You should submit proof of your final vaccination at least three days before you plan to register for any on-campus class this winter. You will not be able to register for on-campus classes until your vaccination record has been verified. (If you already submitted your vaccination records for fall, you don't need to submit again for winter.) In addition, you must:

  • Wear face masks at all times indoors – masks are also recommended for outdoor gatherings.
  • Check in with Optimum HQ before each time you come to campus – see instructions
  • Practice social distancing and follow any posted instructions

You’ll find simple instructions for uploading your vaccination record by visiting

What's On This Website?

Latest Updates

Need Room to Zoom?

If you’re taking a mix of online and on-campus classes – or are considering doing so for winter quarter – you can count on having a place to Zoom on campus. We've designated several spaces on campus where you will find power outlets and a good Wi-Fi signal. Look for the Zoom Spaces sign or check the map to find a location that's convenient for you.

Pick Up Library Materials

The Library will be open for on-campus pickup of textbooks and materials – when requested online in advance – on the following schedule:

  • First two weeks of fall quarter (Sept. 20-Oct. 1) – no appointment required during these hours:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon–5 p.m.
  • Oct. 4-Dec. 10 – pickup by appointment only

Materials must be requested in advance before you come to get them. Please see the Requesting Materials webpage for detailed instructions.

Dining Services Open Monday-Thursday

Dining Services will be open in the Campus Center on Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., serving hot and cold breakfasts and limited selections of other foods.

Updates on Attending Athletic Events

For the most current information about attending De Anza sports events – and a list of which ones are open to spectators – please check the Athletics Visitor Information webpage

Can't get to the game in person? You can still cheer for the Mountain Lions while watching on Facebook. We're livestreaming women's volleyball home matches at

Extended Deadlines: Pass/No Pass, Excused Withdrawals

The deadlines for requesting Pass/No Pass or an Excused Withdrawal have been extended, in consideration of the disruptions caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Pass/No Pass: You can request Pass/No Pass for the current quarter – or retroactively for classes taken in the 2020 or 2021 calendar year (including winter, spring, summer and fall of 2020 and winter, spring and summer of 2021) – until the deadline of Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Excused Withdrawals: The last day to drop a class and receive a W is Nov. 12. However, the deadline to request an excused withdrawal (EW) for reasons related to COVID-19 has been extended to Dec. 10, the last day of the quarter. Requests for excused withdrawals for previous quarters will not be considered without documentation of extenuating circumstances.

Before choosing Pass/No Pass, you should know that some transfer universities may not accept Pass grades for certain requirements. To learn more about these important considerations and how to submit a request, visit our Special Rules for Pass/No Pass and Excused Withdrawals webpage. (Updated Nov. 3, 2021)                                 

Resources for Online Learning

College Services and Support

How to Reach Student Services

While the campus is reopening on a limited basis, many student services will be available in person – mostly by appointment – on a limited schedule beginning Sept. 20. You can also reach these offices and other programs by email, phone or Zoom video.  Please see the websites for individual programs or check our list of fall services hours and contact information.

  • Computers and Tech Products

  • Food, Housing and Financial Assistance

  • Health Services

  • Tutoring and Skills Workshops

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Off-Campus Resources 

  • Baby Supplies and Resources

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • Financial Assistance and Rent Relief

  • Health Insurance

  • Internet Access

  • Jobs and Unemployment

  • Undocumented Students and Families

  • Utilities 

Messages and Announcements

  • See the Messages and Updates webpage for relevant communications sent by De Anza College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to students, faculty members and classified professionals. 
  • Return to Campus Planning: The college is engaged in thoughtful planning for a phased return of on-campus Instructional programs, in consultation with Instructional deans, with Student Services and Administrative Services programs in support. Learn more about current plans and status on our Return to Campus website.
  • Planetarium: While the college has canceled or postponed most on-campus events, the De Anza Planetarium is hosting virtual field trips.
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