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April 25, 2022
Quick Notes for the Week of April 25
Celebrate Black Student Success Week
Today marks the beginning of Black Student Success Week, an annual campaign focused on improving student success among Black and African American students at California's community colleges. In collaboration with the Transfer Center, Umoja will host a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) transfer workshop on Thursday, April 28. Visit the Transfer Center workshops page for more information.
The De Anza Umoja program is also celebrating by highlighting the stories of our Umoja students. Check back each day of this week, April 25-29, for another student story at deanza.edu/umoja/students.
Spring Club Day This Thursday
Club Day returns to campus this Thursday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in the Main Quad. This is your chance to discover De Anza's many student clubs and connect with others who share your interests. Visit the Inter-Club Council events page for more information.
De Anza Recognized For Student Success Rates in Transfer-Level English and Math
De Anza has earned top ranking among California community colleges for student success in completing transfer-level English and math, according to new findings by a statewide research and advocacy group. The Campaign for College Opportunity found De Anza had the highest success rate statewide – 73.6% – for students completing transfer-level math within one year of enrolling in their courses. De Anza's success rate for students completing transfer-level English within one year – 82.8% – was the second highest in the state, after San Diego Miramar College.
The nonprofit compiled the rankings to recognize community colleges that are helping students reach their goals through “equitable course placement practices,” following the passage of state legislation known as AB 705.
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
Now there are two ways you can get a free PCR test for COVID-19 on campus. No appointment is needed but one-time preregistration is required for either option.
- Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – outside the Campus Center near the Student Health Center entrance on the lower level
- Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – drive-thru testing available in Parking Lot A
Visit the Health Services COVID-19 information page for additional details.
Now that the Strategic Planning workshops have concluded, there is one more upcoming special event to guide the next steps of the strategic planning process.
- Review of Draft Strategic Plan — Monday, May 9, 1-2 p.m.
Visit deanza.edu/strategic for details on these events, recordings of the workshops and more. The recording and presentation for yesterday’s event on "Your Feedback" are now available.
Check the Events Calendar for additional details and more events.
- Transfer Next Steps: Transfer Center Workshop – Tuesday, April 26, 10-11 a.m.
- Transfer University Meeting: Representative from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising – Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Mobile Food Pantry: West Valley Community Services – Tuesday, April 26, 1-3 p.m.
- "A New Generation" Film Screening and Discussion: Arab American Heritage Month Event – Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m.-noon
- Transfer University Meeting: Representative from San Francisco State University – Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Spring Club Day: In-Person Event – Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- HBCU Transfer Guarantee: Transfer Center Workshop – Thursday, April 28, 1-2 p.m.
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Dates and Deadlines
- Last day to drop classes without a W for spring quarter – Sunday, April 17
- No classes, offices closed for Memorial Day Weekend – May 28-30
- No classes, offices closed for Juneteenth Holiday – June 20
- Final exams – June 21-24
- Graduation – June 24
Visit the Academic Calendar page to see more important dates and deadlines by quarter.
- Classified Senate – Tuesday, April 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
- Instructional Planning and Budget Team (IPBT) – Tuesday, April 26, 4-5 p.m.
- Equity Action Council – Wednesday, April 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
- De Anza Student Government (DASG) – Wednesday, April 27, 4 p.m.
- Academic Senate – Monday, May 2, 2:30-4:20 p.m.
Find more information about college governance at deanza.edu/gov.
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