Get Ready for Winter Quarter!
- Registration for winter begins this month!
- Many winter classes are online; some are on campus. Be sure to check the class schedule for details.
- All student services will be available online; some will be offered in person during limited hours or by appointment
- Vaccinations are required before coming to campus.
- Bookmark this webpage and check back regularly for important updates.
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-19. You 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 deanza.edu/return-to-campus/students.
What's On This Website?
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
- 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 facebook.com/deanzacollegeathletics
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.
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)
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.
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)
Video: Online Learning Tips for Success
Your instructor will let you know about specific arrangements for each class. If you have questions, please check the syllabus for the best way to contact your instructor.
Resources for Students
Online Education Center
- Student Resource Hub: Visit this site for tips, guides and answers to your questions about using Canvas, Zoom and other online learning tools that your classes may be adopting.
- Staying Organized: This webpage has advice for planning and staying on top of your online coursework.
- Canvas Help: Need technical support with Canvas? This page has information on how to get help.
- More Student Resources: Visit this page for more links and tips.
- Get Ready for Online Learning: This website has videos about getting "tech ready," managing your time, communicating with instructors and more.
Library, Reference and Technical Support
- Many Library resources are available online. Visit the Library website to learn more.
- Need reference help? You can chat online with a librarian, during designated hours. Visit the Library website and look for the red button.
- Need tech support? You can get assistance with Canvas, Zoom, MyPortal and other online learning tools or software, from the Library West Computer Lab's expert technicians. Use the form on the Computer Lab's webpage to request help. They will assist you via live chat, or by email if they're unable to respond right away.
Students in the LEAD Learning Community put together a printable set of flyers with useful tips for studying online – including advice for studying at home, creating online communities and self-care while sheltering at home.
For Faculty Members
Resources for Faculty Members
Resource Hub: Visit the Online Ed Center's Faculty Resource Hub to find webinars, online labs and instructional guides for using Zoom, Canvas and other online teaching tools.
Need Assistance? You can reach the Online Education Center team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
California Virtual Campus: The CVC's Online Education Initiative offers plenty of resources to help instructors plan and prepare for online teaching – including tips on organizing course content, communicating with students and supporting them.
- Remember to tell your students about the resources on this webpage
- How Faculty Members Can Support Students in Traumatic Times (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Strategies for Maintaining a Harassment-Free Virtual Learning Environment (Nova Southeastern University)
- Students in the LEAD Learning Community developed a set of printable flyers with helpful tips for supporting students while teaching online – including tips on building community, organizing Canvas lessons and encouraging student engagement online and on Zoom.
Working at Home
- How Parents Can Work at Home – And Get Stuff Done (Care.com)
- Why Working From Home is Exhausting – And How to Reinvigorate (Forbes)
Tips on Zoom Security
- How to Prevent “Zoom-Bombing” in a Few Easy Steps (New York Times)
- Settings for Preventing "Zoom-Bombing” (UC Berkeley Information Security Office)
How to Reach Student ServicesWhile 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.
- 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.