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College of Alameda President's Report – November 15, 2023

COA Hosts AUSD Educational Summit for Black & Multi-Ethnic Students

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, College of Alameda opened its doors to a remarkable event, “My Sister's Dynasty and My Brother's Legacy,” a groundbreaking educational summit designed to empower Black and Multi-Ethnic students. This special event, hosted in collaboration with the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Office of Equity, brought together a diverse group of speakers, presenters, and attendees.

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College of Alameda President’s Report – October 25, 2023

College of Alameda to Host CATESOL Conference and You’re Invited!

College of Alameda has been selected as the host institution for the upcoming California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) State Conference 2023, themed “Breaking New Ground.” The conference is scheduled to be held from October 26 to 28, 2023, at the College's Liberal Arts Center. This marks a significant milestone as CoA becomes the first academic institution to host the CATESOL Conference.

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Peralta Leadership Statement: A Call for Peace and Respect

As you have likely heard and seen on the news, the conflict in the Middle East has led to horrific acts of violence and violations of human rights. We are shocked by and condemn the acts of violence occurring in the region.

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College of Alameda President’s Report – October 11, 2023

College of Alameda Hosts the Third IEPI Site Visit

On September 13, 2023, College of Alameda hosted the third site visit of the Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative (IEPI) leads, marking an important follow-up to our status report submitted under the IEPI Grant.

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Peralta in the News – October 6, 2023

Student Stories: BCC Poetry Student’s Short Story Memoir Published

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College of Alameda President’s Report – September 27, 2023

A New Internship Pilot Program Is Launching this Semester at CoA

CoA’s Internship Pilot Program is set to kick off this Fall 2023 Semester. The initiative marks a significant milestone for the College, as it is one of only two community colleges in the state of California participating in the Internship Pilot program to support the Learning Aligned Employment Plan (LAEP). This partnership not only benefits CoA students but also contributes to the growth of the local economy.

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Soaring High: COA Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Takes Flight at Hayward Airport Open House 2023

Photo courtesy of Tracey Sato


By Tracey Sato, Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Student

The skies above Hayward came alive on September 24, 2023, during the annual Hayward Airport Open House, which saw an impressive turnout of over 7,500 attendees. The event transformed the airfield into a bustling hub for aviation enthusiasts, families, and thrilling experiences. Among the standout attractions that made this year's event truly exceptional was the active participation of the College of Alameda's Aviation Maintenance Technician Program. It was a day filled with aviation wonders, education, and inspiration.

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College of Alameda President’s Report – September 13, 2023

CoA Kicks Off Fall Semester with a Series of Robust Flex Day Activities Focusing on Future Shaping

The CoA Staff Development Committee, led by Chair Drew Burgess, planned a series of forward-looking Flex Day activities focusing on the topic of Future Shaping, and themes of hope and team building. The innovative series of workshops took place on August 18, 2023. Flex Day was offered in a Hy-Flex format with many participating in-person as well as online via Zoom.

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Welcome Back Students! Welcome Week Activities at the Peralta Colleges


Welcome Week Events Flyers

Fall is Free in 2023 and the semester kicked off on August 21, 2023. Welcome Week at the Peralta Colleges marks the beginning of a fresh adventure for both new and returning students.  Each College was bustling with events tailored to welcome incoming students into our tight-knit community. From Ice Cream Socials at Merritt to Pancakes with the President at COA, and from the Campus Resource Fair at BCC to a Block Party at Laney,  it is safe to say that Welcome Week was a great success!

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Fall 2023 Parking at the Peralta Colleges

Dear Peralta Community,

Parking Permit Process for Fall Semester

For the fall semester, we are reinstating parking permits at College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. We will be using a temporary system as we look to implement a new district parking enforcement program for spring. During the fall semester, there is no fee for parking, and we will not be ticketing.

At Berkeley City College, there is not a PCCD-owned lot available. Employees should check with the BCC business office for parking information.

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