Thank You for Joining Us at

Welcome Day 2021

mountain lionNearly 1,000 students participated in this year’s Virtual Welcome Day event, attending online activities with their Village and meeting with faculty and staff members from more than 40 departments and programs. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successfull event! 

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Meet the Prize Winners!

Students who attended at least one Village session on Welcome Day were enrolled in a drawing for prizes purchased with donated funds. Congratulations to Bryan Bahena, Raine Beamon, Emily Datta, Rachael Lin, Zitlaly Lopez-Torres and Phyllis Vogel – who each won an Apple Watch! Eighteen more students won special Village logo T-shirts or a plush De Anza Mountain Lion. See more winners below.


Raine Beamon

Raine Beamon 

Business and Finance Village

Raine is a business major starting his first year at De Anza, after graduating from Summit Denali High School in Sunnyvale. He’s planning to transfer to a university, either in California or Japan, where he lived for several years when he was younger.


Zitlaly

Zitlaly Lopez 

Health and Life Sciences Village

Zitlaly is currently majoring in biological science but she’s also interested in environmental management. A graduate of Branham High School, she  enjoyed seeing her instructors on Welcome Day and learning more about De Anza.


Phyllis Vogel

Phyllis Vogel 

Language and Communication Village

Phyllis is returning to college after a career in education. A former teacher and school administrator, she has a bachelor's degree from San Jose State and a master’s from Santa Clara University. Now she's studying Italian in preparation for a trip next year.


Bryan Bahena 

Social Sciences and Humanities Village

Bryan is attending De Anza for the first time this year, after graduating from Santa Clara High School. He plans to study Administration of Justice, but since he’s taking general courses this quarter, Bryan said he was glad for the opportunity to speak with instructors in his major during Welcome Day.


Emily Datta 

Creative Arts Village

Emily is beginning her second year as a graphic design major at De Anza. A graduate of Branham High School, she’s planning to earn an associate degree before transferring to study animation at San José State. Emily said she liked connecting with instructors and fellow students in the Creative Arts Village.


Rachael Lin 

Physical Sciences and Technology Village

Rachael previously attended college in her native Taiwan. She’s now studying Computer Information Systems in her first year at De Anza, with plans to ultimately transfer and get a four-year degree. As a newcomer to U.S. schools, Rachael said she enjoyed meeting instructors and learning about the college.


More Prizes, More Winners!


Plush Mountain Lion Winners

Artistic Expression: 
Eunhyue Park

Business and Finance: 
Camila Sebastian Serna

Health and Life Sciences: 
Haixia Cao

Language and Communication:
Inyoung Joo

Physical Sciences and Technology: 
Youkyoung Kim

Social Sciences and Humanities: 
Kailani Villanueva


T-Shirt Winners

Artistic Expression

  • Yasmine Bejinez
  • Natalie Garcia

Business and Finance

  • Christopher Soewandy
  • Christian Dulay

Health and Life Sciences

  • Carol Villalobos
  • Mark Camarena

Language and Communication

  • Ting Li
  • Chase Hardy

Physical Sciences and Technology

  • Sneha Suresh
  • Russell Backus

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Emmalynn Walker
  • Chelsea Mata


Welcome Day Survey Results

The Office of Communications surveyed students to get your feedback on the 2021 event, held on the Friday before fall classes began. Nearly 1,000 students participated in Welcome Day activities and almost 20% responded to the survey.

  • Most students said they found useful information about their Village and about departments, services or clubs
  • Students said they enjoyed meeting instructors and other students
  • While most students (nearly 80%) said they had enough time to accomplish what they wanted on Welcome Day, some said they wished they could have attended more sessions that were scheduled at overlapping times.

View the survey results here:


 

A Great Way to Start the Academic Year!

De Anza's annual Welcome Day is a great way to meet instructors, learn about your Village and check out academic departments, services and activities that are part of the whole college experience at De Anza!

Discover Your Village

Check Out Departments, Clubs and Services



First: Discover Your Village – Starting at 10 a.m.

Your Village is a supportive community of students, faculty and staff members who share your interests. It's also the place for fun activities and useful information about your major and related subjects.

To find your Village, click the drop-down accordions to look for your major below – or choose a Village that interests you. 

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

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Artistic Expression

Imagine ~ Create ~ Inspire

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Film and Television
  • Graphic and Interactive Design
  • Liberal Arts: Arts and Letters Emphasis (or, you can choose the Language and Communication Village)
  • Music
  • Photographic Arts
  • Professional Photography
  • Theater

Business and Finance

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Business and Finance

Invest ~ Manage ~ Market

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts: Business and Computer Information Systems emphasis (or, you can choose the Physical Sciences and Technology Village)
  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate

Health and Life Sciences

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Health and Life Sciences

Examine ~ Nurture ~ Heal

  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health
  • Health Technologies
  • Human Development
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts: Science, Math and Engineering Emphasis (or, you can choose the Physical Sciences and Technology Village)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition

Language and Communication

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Language and Communication

Communicate ~ Connect ~ Influence

  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Liberal Arts: Arts and Letters Emphasis (or, you can choose the Artistic Expression Village)
  • Linguistics
  • World Languages
    • French
    • German
    • Hindi
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Persian
    • Russian
    • Sign Language
    • Spanish
    • Vietnamese

Physical Sciences and Technology

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Physical Sciences and Technology

Explore ~ Experiment ~ Discover

  • Astronomy
  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Database Development Practitioner
  • Design and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Liberal Arts: Business and Computer Information Systems Emphasis (or, you can choose the Business and Finance Village)
  • Liberal Arts: Science, Math and Engineering Emphasis (or, you can choose the Health and Life Sciences Village)
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Project Management Practitioner

social sciences and humanities

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Social Sciences and Humanities

Observe ~ Engage ~ Transform

  • Administration of Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Child Development and Education
  • Ethnic Studies:
    • African American Studies
    • Asian American and Asian Studies
    • Chicanx/Latinx Studies
    • Comparative Ethnic Studies
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Global (International) Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Law, Public Policy and Society
  • Leadership and Social Change
  • Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Justice Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies


List of Sessions for Departments, Services and Clubs

Click on each tab to see sessions that begin at 10:30 a.m., and more sessions beginning at 11 a.m.

  • Services and Clubs: 10:30 a.m.-Noon

    Services, Clubs and Collegewide Programs


    Admissions and Registration

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    Assessment Center

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    College Life, Clubs and Student Government

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    Counseling and Advising 

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    De Anza College Promise

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    Disability Support Programs and Services

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    Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

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    Financial Aid

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    Humanities Mellon Scholars

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    Learning Communities (SSRS)

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    Library

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    Men of Color Community

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    Online Education

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    Outreach Office 

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    Paris 2022 – Study Abroad

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    Student Success Center: Tutoring and Workshops

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    Women, Gender and Sexuality Center

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    Veterans Resource Center

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    Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) and Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS)

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  • Academic Departments: 11 a.m.-Noon

    Academic Departments


    Administration of Justice
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    Interested in law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections or private security? Meet our instructors and learn about programs, including our state-of-the-art crime lab.

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    Accounting
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    We have courses for people interested in Accounting careers or preparation for other fields. 

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    African American Studies
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    We offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of people of African descent in the United States. Stop in to meet instructors and learn about our courses.

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    Anthropology
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    Learn more about our instructors and courses. 

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    Art and Design

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    Learn more about our instructors and courses.

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    Astronomy
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    Learn more about our instructors and courses.

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    Athletics and Kinesiology (Physical Education)
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    Want to know more about classes and majors, college sports or Adapted PE? 

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    Automotive Technology
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    Learn more about our introductory classes, daytime program, evening program and specialized training.

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    Biology
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    Learn more about courses, majors, transferabiity and placement exams. 

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    Business
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    We're one of the nation's leading two-year business programs, with courses, degrees and certificates that provide you with the competitive edge to excel in your career, transfer to a university, or manage your own business

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    Chemistry
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Child Development and Education
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors. 

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    Communication Studies
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Computer Information Systems
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    Learn about our courses, degrees and certificates in programming, databases, network administration and security.

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    Dance and Theater

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    Design and Manufacturing Technologies
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    We have courses developed by industry experts in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC), and 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

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    Economics
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    English
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    Learn  more about our courses and instructors.

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    English as a Second Language
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    ESL classes can help you gain skills that are essential skills to achieving many academic, professional and personal goals.

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    Environmental Science/Environmental Studies
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors. 

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    Film and Television

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    You can also watch some our best student film and video projects from last year.

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    Geography
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Geology
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Global/International Studies 
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Graphic and Interactive Design

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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Health Technologies
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    History
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Intercultural, Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Journalism
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    Learn about journalism and mass media as a major or career. We have hands-on classes!

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    Humanities
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    The Humanities engage students in critical analysis of how they know what they know.  (Also see the Humanities Mellon Scholars session under Services and Clubs)

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    Mathematics
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors – and how to get extra support in Math with the Math Performance Success Program!

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    Medical Lab Technology
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Meteorology
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Music

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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Nursing
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Paralegal Studies
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Philosophy
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Photography

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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Physics
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Political Science
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    We're passionate about preparing students to have a positive effect on their communities, using the tools available to regular people.

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    Psychology
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    Real Estate
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    Learn about our courses in real estate principles and practices, property management, finance, investment and legal aspects of this field.

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    Sociology
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    Learn more about our courses and instructors.

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    World Languages
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    Learn more about our programs in American Sign Language, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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