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 June 7, 2022

Quick Notes for the Week of June 6


Panel Event Tomorrow: Israel and Palestine – Progressive Jewish Perspectives

The De Anza Progressive Students Union invites the college community to join them for an online panel discussion about Israel and Palestine, and progressive Jewish perspectives. The panelists for the event are:

  • Wendy Greenfield, founder, Jewish Voice for Peace-South Bay Chapter; lifelong peace and justice activist
  • Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and professor of Middle East History, emeritus, Stanford University
  • Ariel Koren, anti-Zionist Jewish Google worker and co-founder, Jewish Diaspora in Tech

View the calendar listing for more details, including the information on how to attend via Zoom.

This Friday: Psychological Services Career Panel

Psychological Services is teaming up with the De Anza Psychology Club to present an online panel discussion this Friday, June 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. The event will feature individuals who will share their experiences and journeys into a psychology or psychology-related field. Q&A will be held after the panelists speak. View the calendar listing for details on how to attend.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

CAN/DID: Love Comes In So Many Different FormsIn celebration of Pride Month, we've released the first of two videos in a series featuring members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community. Watch the video, stay tuned for part two and look forward to more Personal Stories throughout the month at deanza.edu/candid.

Lavender Graduation is also coming up next Tuesday, June 14. The event honors the resilience and accomplishments of our LGBTQ+ graduates. Visit the Women, Gender and Sexuality Center homepage for more information about the event.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: VPAC outdoor patio
  • Keynote speaker: Alysa Cisneros, De Anza alum and Sunnyvale vice mayor

Graduation Information

Grads: Mark your calendars for Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. – we're planning a traditional graduation ceremony on campus. Arrive a little early, so you can check out the Red Carpet Graduation Photo Op in Parking Lot C near the soccer field, with fun backdrops and cutouts for taking selfies and pics with your family or friends.

Visit deanza.edu/graduation for details and updates on how you can participate in all the festivities, including important deadlines and how to

  • Order your cap, gown and other regalia – by June 10
  • Apply for your degree – by June 17
  • Submit your message and photo for the Graduation Slideshow – by June 22
  • Send digital Congrats Cards to your favorite grad, or the entire Class of 2022
  • Join the celebration on the big day!

Student looking surprised to read email acceptance on laptopIn other graduation news, check out this priceless college acceptance reaction from De Anza student and U.S. Army veteran Ray Ostil. Ostil was accepted to Stanford University. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all our graduates during End-of-Year Celebrations and at the commencement ceremony.


Upcoming Events

Check the Events Calendar for additional details and more events.

Tell us about your event! Use the online form at deanza.edu/communications/tell-us.


Dates and Deadlines

  • No classes, offices closed for Juneteenth Holiday – June 20
  • Final exams – June 21-24
  • Graduation – June 24
  • First day of summer session – June 27

Visit the Academic Calendar page to see more important dates and deadlines by quarter.

College Governance

Governance Meetings

Find more information about college governance at deanza.edu/gov.

COVID-19 Vax, Booster and Face Masks Required

If you are planning to come to campus this spring, you are required to separately provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination AND booster, if you are eligible for one. See instructions at deanza.edu/vax.

The mask requirement remains in effect. You must wear a face mask PROPERLY while indoors – that means covering your mouth AND nose at all times.

Free PCR Testing on Campus

You can get a free PCR test for COVID-19 on campus. Testing is conducted outside the Campus Center near the Student Health Services entrance on the lower level. (Drive-thru testing in Lot A is no longer offered) There's no appointment needed but one-time preregistration is required.

  • Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m
  • Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit the Health Services COVID-19 information page for additional details.

Tell Us!

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