Welcome to Spring Quarter!
Watch this video about the new mural on campus!
- Student services are available online and on campus. See how to reach student services.
- Check the latest requirements for face masks, vaccinations and boosters before coming to campus.
- See more tips for starting the new quarter right!
- Bookmark this webpage and check back regularly for COVID-19 updates and important news.
NEW: Proof of Booster Required for Spring
For spring quarter, students and employees are required to submit proof that they have received a COVID-19 booster (if they are eligible for one) in order to come to campus.
- Proof of vaccination is required to register for on-campus classes
- Proof of a booster is not required for registration, but you should plan to upload your booster document before the April 6 deadline to provide proof.
- Your booster document must be uploaded separately from your original vaccination document. See the instructions at deanza.edu/vax
Masks Still Required, Must Show Vax Proof for Library + RSS Building
Face masks are still required while inside ANY building on campus.
- That means your mask must cover your mouth AND nose at all times.
- The Foothill-De Anza college district announced on March 21 that this requirement will remain in effect.
- See the Face Mask Information webpage for details and locations where you can get a free mask.
- Please continue to practice social distancing and follow any posted instructions
In addition, 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.
Find more information about the requirements for coming to campus at deanza.edu/vax.
Free COVID PCR Testing and Home-Test Kits
Visit the Student Health Services COVID-19 webpage for more information about free drive-through PCR testing for students and employees – every Wednesday, by appointment – and where you can get free home-testing kits.
COVID Protocol for On-Campus Classes
COVID Reporting Forms
Students should use the new Student Self-Report Form to notify Health Services if they test positive for COVID-19.
Employees should use the new Employee Self-Report Form to notify Health Services and the district Human Resources office if they test positive, are exposed to someone with COVID-19 or develop COVID symptoms.
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.
Add/Drop Process Begins Monday, April 4
While spring classes don't begin until Wednesday, April 6, the Add/Drop process will open on Monday, April 4. That means you will need to follow the steps to add a class if you want to register for a class after Sunday, April 3.
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.
- The deadline to request Pass/No Pass for the current quarter is the last day that the class meets for the quarter.
- You can request Pass/No Pass retroactively for classes taken in the 2020 or 2021 calendar year (including winter, spring, summer and fall of 2020 and winter, spring, summer and fall of 2021) and for classes taken in winter 2022.
- Before choosing Pass/No Pass, there are some important things you should consider: For example, some transfer universities may not accept Pass grades for certain requirements. It's a good idea to meet with a counselor to discuss this and other options before selecting Pass/No Pass.
- To learn more about these important considerations and how to submit a request, visit our Pass/No Pass webpage.
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.
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.