Get Ready for Winter Quarter!
- Winter classes are being held online and on campus. Check the class schedule for details.
- Student services are also available online and on campus. See how to reach student services.
- Vaccinations are required before coming to campus.
- Bookmark this webpage and check back regularly for important updates.
New Update: On-Campus Classes
Most classes that moved temporarily online this month will be brought back on campus beginning Monday, Jan. 31. Students should check with their instructor if they have questions.
- If a student in an on-campus class tests positive for COVID-19, the class will be moved online for at least five days, under new county guidelines.
- The class may resume on campus if all students test negative after five days; if not,
the class may be held online for a total of 10 days.
COVID Vax Required – Show Proof to Enter Library or RSS Building
NEW: You must show vaccination proof before entering the Library or the Registration & Student Services (RSS) Building.
- Vaccination cards will be checked.
- Students with verified medical or religious exemptions must show proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 lab test administed in the previous 72 hours.)
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 PROPERLY while indoors – that means covering your mouth AND nose at all times. (Masks are also recommended for outdoor gatherings.)
- Practice social distancing and follow any posted instructions
See details at deanza.edu/vax.
What's On This Website?
How to Reach Student ServicesStudent services will be available online and on campus for winter quarter. Appointments will be required for most in-person visits to campus offices. You must upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a face mask indoors for all in-person visits to campus.
Extended Deadlines for Pass/No Pass
The deadlines for requesting Pass/No Pass have been extended, in consideration of the disruptions caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- Students can request Pass/No Pass for the current quarter, or retroactively for classes taken in the 2020 or 2021 calendar year.
- 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 Pass/No Pass webpage.
Have You Been Boosted?
- Pfizer: Anyone age 12 or older who received their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago
- Moderna: Anyone age 18 or older who received their second shot of the Moderna vaccine at least five months ago
- Johnson & Johnson: Anyone age 18 or older who received their Johnson & Johnson shot at least two months ago
Visit the COVID-19 Information webpage for more information about how to get vaccinated, boosted or tested.
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.
Check Out the New Bookstore
You can purchase all your books and materials for winter quarter through the Bookstore's new online store at deanzastore.com.
- You can search the Bookstore site for course materials by class, or enter your CWID to see a list of your courses and required materials.
The on-campus store, located on the ground floor of the RSS Building, is also open for in-store pickup and shopping, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday-Friday.
- For more information, visit the Bookstore FAQs webpage.
Earlier Messages and Announcements
Check the COVID Messages webpage for a complete archive of COVID-related messages from De Anza College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District
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.
Don't Have a Computer or Internet Access? '
- See the list of Resources for Living and Basic Needs below
- Check out the options to borrow a computer on campus by visiting the Need a Computer webpage.
Tutoring and Skills Workshops
Tutoring and skills workshops are available via Zoom in many subjects.
- For Academic Skills, Listening and Speaking, Math and Science, Writing and Reading and General Subjects, visit the Student Success Center website.
- For tutoring help in Computer Information Systems (CIS) classes, visit the CIS tutoring webpage.
For tutoring after hours or on weekends: Visit the Student Success Center's Online Tutoring webpage for information about NetTutor via Canvas or Smarthinking via MyPortal.
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 email@example.com
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)
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.