Tips for Spring and Summer
- Check the latest requirements for face masks, vaccinations and boosters before coming to campus.
- Student services are available online and on campus. See how to reach student services.
- Bookmark this webpage and check back regularly for COVID-19 updates and important news.
Park Free on Campus
Under a temporary policy, students can park free on campus through spring 2024, without purchasing a parking permit.
- Students should continue to park only in spaces designated for students.
- Visit the Parking Information website to learn more.
Are You a Student and a Parent?
You can find helpful resources on campus and in the surrounding community by checking the new Resources for Student Parents webpage.
Need Tech Support?
Visit the new Student Tech Support webpage for assistance with using MyPortal, getting a student email account, borrowing a computer, printing on campus and more!
Find Places to Zoom on Campus
If you’re taking a mix of online and on-campus classes, 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.
Retroactive Pass/No Pass Requests
De Anza has extended the deadlines for requesting Pass/No Pass retroactively for certain quarters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- You can request Pass/No Pass retroactively for classes taken in
- Winter or spring of 2022
- Winter, spring, summer or fall of 2021
- Winter, spring, summer or fall of 2020
- 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.
What's On This Website?
How to Reach Student Services
- Student services will be available online and on campus.
- Appointments may be required for some in-person visits to campus offices.
- You must upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination – and a booster, if you're eligible for one – before coming to campus
- Face masks are strongly recommended and may be required in some offices or classrooms.
Vaccination Requirement Ends July 3
The Board of Trustees for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District voted on April 3, 2023, to rescind the district's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, as of July 3, which means
- Proof of vaccination will not be required for summer or fall quarter
- Proof of vaccination is still required before coming to campus during spring quarter – see details at deanza.edu/vax
The district is following current guidance from Santa Clara County and encourages everyone to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters if eligible.
Masks Recommended, May Be Required in Some Classrooms or Offices
Face masks are strongly recommended on campus, and may be required in some offices or by individual instructors in their classrooms.
- Your mask should cover your mouth AND nose at all times.
- 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
Find more information about the requirements for coming to campus at deanza.edu/vax.
Free COVID-19 Home-Test Kits
Visit the Student Health Services COVID-19 webpage for more information about 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.
- You can also find the new forms and protocols for testing and isolation on the COVID Protocols and Reporting website.
- Students can learn more by visting the Rules for Coming to Campus webpage.
- Employees can learn more by visiting the Employee Return to Campus webpage.
More COVID-Related Updates
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.
Resources for Online Learning
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Spring Training Week: See the list of training sessions that the Online Education Center and Office of Professional Development held the week of April 6-10, 2020.
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.
Download LEAD students' perspectives
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)
Resources for Living and Basic Needs
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.