Spring 2020 is Online at De Anza!

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The webpage below will be updated regularly with information and educational resources for students, instructors and staff during Online Spring at De Anza. You can find health-related information about the coronavirus at deanza.edu/healthservices/covid19.

  • All spring classes will be online for the entire quarter
  • Campus facilities and offices are closed
  • Student services are being provided online and by phone 
  • Check out our video: Online Learning Tips for Success
  • Read and share our Online Spring Success Stories!

Be sure to check here for important updates at the top of this page. You can also click or scroll down for

Latest Updates

NEW Get Ready for #deanzagrad2020

This year has definitely been different – and we're definitely going to be ready to celebrate! We're planning a special virtual graduation on Friday, June 26, that you and your family will be proud to remember. Learn more on our Graduation webpage.

Fall Classes Will Be Mostly Online

Some fall classes may have an on-campus component. Check the fall class schedule and footnotes for details on how each class will be taught, including whether online classes will have regularly scheduled meeting times, some scheduled meetings, or no regularly scheduled meetings, with students completing weekly assignments on their own time. The fall schedule will be posted online  July 8.

Summer Class Listings Now Available

Summer class listings are now available for viewing

  • All summer classes will be online
  • Be sure to check the footnotes in the class listings – for important information about each class you are taking, or any class you are considering. The footnotes will tell you whether the class has meetings scheduled for certain times
  • Check for updates on our new Online Summer webpage: deanza.edu/online-summer

(Updated May 1)

New Process, Extended Deadlines for Pass/No Pass

New Process and Deadline to Request P/NP

To request Pass/No Pass for spring quarter classes: Go to MyPortal, open the Apps page and click on the Student Registration icon – then look under Registration Tools and select Change Grade Options (Pass/No Pass). If you see a blank screen after submitting your request, try refreshing your browser to view the results.

  • You still need to use the special Winter P-NP online form to request Pass/No Pass retroactively for classes taken in the 2020 winter quarter.

The deadline to request Pass/No Pass for classes taken in winter, spring or summer of 2020 has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 9.

  • There may be important consequences that you should consider before you request Pass/No Pass. Learn more on our Pass/No Pass webpage and contact your counselor if you have questions.

(Updated May 1)

All Spring Withdrawals Excused, Deadline Extended

All Spring Withdrawals Will Be Excused

The deadline to withdraw from any class during the 2020 spring quarter has been extended to Friday, June 26 (the last day of the quarter) and any withdrawal will be treated as an excused withdrawal, or EW.

  • That means you can take the class again. An EW does not count against limits on repeating a class
  • An EW will not count against your course completion rate for purposes of probation
  • You can use MyPortal to drop a class and it will be treated as an excused withdrawal

Any withdrawal initiated by an instructor will also be treated as an excused withdrawal.

(Posted April 27)

Spring Finals Schedule

For the 2020 spring quarter:

  • If your course meets on a regular schedule or has some required scheduled meetings (as noted in the class listings or syllabus), the final exam will be held according to the published finals schedule – with the final exam’s date and time being determined by the days and times of the required class meetings.
  • If your course has no required meetings, consult with your instructor.

Check the Final Exam Schedule webpage for more information.

Resources for Online Learning

Tips on Zoom Security

These articles explain some easy steps to make your Zoom sessions more secure.

Student Services and Support


Student Services

Many campus offices – including Admissions and RecordsFinancial Aid and academic counselors – are available to talk and provide services by email, Zoom video and other formats. Please see the websites for individual programs or check our list of contact information for online student services.


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  • Tutoring and Workshops

  • Computers and Tech Products

  • Internet Access

  • Food and Financial Assistance

  • Health and Psychological Services

More Resources for a "Stay-at-Home" World

Campus Announcements

Text: Just Announced: Spring classes will all be held onlineThe decision to hold all spring classes online was announced on March 19 through emails, text messages, social media and this website.

Below, you'll find more updates and messages to the campus community, including emails sent to students and to employees. 

  • Event Cancellations: The college has canceled or postponed all on-campus events for now. Planetarium shows and field trips are canceled for spring and summer. Please check back for updates on future events.
  • Athletics: The California Community College Athletic Association - the governing body for Athletics at De Anza and other community colleges - has canceled competition and practices (outside of regularly scheduled classes) for all spring sports, and all nontraditional sports seasons.
  • Child Development Center: The Child Development Center is currently closed through May 31. Check back for updates.  

Messages to the De Anza Community

From De Anza College to All Students

From Interim President Espinosa-Pieb to De Anza College Faculty and Staff

From Chancellor Miner to Foothill-De Anza District Employees

Coping at Home

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How to Help

Health Resources

The following steps are recommended as most effective to avoid spreading respiratory illnesses.

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes properly
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth)
  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick – and stay home if you are sick 

For more information:

Fighting Bias

The coronavirus is not tied to any particular population or ethnic group.

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