Welcome – or Welcome Back!

Thank You for Joining Us on Welcome Day 2022 

New Video: Welcome to Your Village!

We hope you enjoyed this year's Welcome Day event. You can still see all the highlights on this webpage:

Welcome Day Photo Gallery

Click any photo to view in full size. Click the red arrows to advance the gallery right or left.

Meet the Grand Prize Winners!

Polaroid Hi-Print kitWe held a random drawing to give away six Polaroid Hi-Print photo printers and paper – one to a lucky student in each Village. With this pocket-size printer, you can turn your smartphone photos into fun stickers, using your phone's Bluetooth connection! 

And the winners are ...

  • Gus Giba – Artistic Expression 
  • Kim Phan – Business and Finance 
  • Miguel Quezada-Fernandez – Language 
    and Communication
  • Melody So – Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Lauren Vo – Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Julia Wilson – Health and Life Sciences

(Giveaway items, drinks and grand prizes were paid for with donated funds.)

Kim Phan

Kim Phan 

Miguel Quezada-Fernandez

Miguel Quezada-Fernandez 

Lauren Vo

Lauren Vo 

Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson 

Discover Your Village!

Welcome Day is a perfect opportunity to learn more about your Village. Each of the six Villages at De Anza is a community of students, faculty and staff members who share a common interest in related majors or academic subjects.

  • In the coming year, your Village will host events and fun activities keyed to your major and related subjects
  • Your Village is also a central place to find relevant information and services – including degree and transfer maps, which can help you save time and make steady progress toward your goals

Check Out The Schedule!

Welcome Day mapHere's the schedule for Welcome Day activities. You can park for free in Lot A or the Flint Garage. ()

  • 10 a.m.-noon: Village activities will take place in the Main Quad 
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Individual programs and departments will have activities in various locations. ()
  • Student services offices will be open throughout the morning

Note: Properly worn face masks are encouraged for this event, which will be held mostly outdoors. Masks are required inside campus buildings. 

Department and Program Activities

These department and program activities will be held from 11 a.m. to noon unless otherwise indicated. (.)


Come to an open house for our Graphic and Interactive Design program in AT 101 and tour the Woodshop – a lab and lecture space for our Sculpture program – in A 71.

  • Locations: AT 101 and A 71

Auto Tech

Meet instructors and learn about our courses, certificates and degrees.

  • Location: E1


Drop by to speak with our instructors and division counselor. Learn about our courses, placement exams, transfer options and more!

  • Location: S 52

Business and Accounting

Meet instructors and learn about our courses, certificates and degrees.

  • Location: Forum 3

Communication Studies

Anxious about public speaking? Want to learn how to be an effective communicator or leader? Ask our instructors how Communication Studies can help.

  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Location: Language and Communication Village tent (Main Quad)

Computer Information Systems

Meet instructors and learn about our courses, certificates and degrees.

  • Location: AT 203

Creative Arts Division

Learn about our majors in Art, Dance, Film/Television, Music, Photography and Theater. You can also tour the Arts Quad facilities for Ceramics, Music, Photography and Sculpture.

  • Location: A 47

Design and Manufacturing Technologies

  • Meet instructors and learn about our courses, certificates and degrees.
  • Location: E 2


Meet the instructors! EWRT and ELIT faculty members will be available to chat.

  • Location: ADM 102

English as a Second Language

Meet the instructors! English as a Second Language (ESL) faculty members will be available to chat.

  • Location: Stop by the Language and Communication Village tent in the Main Quad and ask for a list of locations


Chat with our instructors, tour our production facilities and watch student films from some of our recent annual shows.

  • Location: AT 120


Want to meet new friends, work in a fun environment and help create De Anza’s award-winning publication and social media platform? Meet instructors in the Language and Communication Village tent from 10-11 a.m., then check out our Journalism lab!

  • Location: Journalism lab, L 41


Meet our instructors and learn about our program.

  • Location: A 11

Occupational Training Institute

Tour the CompTechS lab, where our students refurbish donated computers for use by students who need them.

  • Location: SEM 1C


Stop by and tour the Photo Department’s darkroom and other lab facilities.

  • Location: A 6

Real Estate

Meet instructors and learn about our courses, certificates and degrees.

  • Location: Business and Finance Village tent

Which Village Are You In?

  • Click the name of each Village to find your major or subject of interest.
  • Don't have a major? (Or don't see yours listed below?) You're welcome to check out any Village that interests you.

Artistic Expression

  • Artistic Expression

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Business and Finance

  • Business and Finance

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Health and Life Sciences

  • Health and Life Sciences

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Language and Communication

  • Language and Communication

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Physical Sciences and Technology

  • Physical Sciences and Technology


social sciences and humanities

  • Social Sciences and Humanities



Resources for New Students

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