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Los Angeles Valley College Valley Weekly

Valley Weekly - August 23-29, 2021


LAVC Named Best Trade School, Best Nursing School & Best Tutoring by the Daily News

The LA Daily News 2021 Readers' Choice Awards has awarded LA Valley College as "Best" in three separate categories. Daily News readers choose Valley College as "Best Career College/Trade School", "Best Career College/Nursing School", and "Best Tutoring." In addition, our Monarch Camp on campus was named "Best Kids Camp". LAVC was the only school to recieve three "Best" awards in the Education category this year! Check out the Daily News Readers' Choice Awards Magazine.

Start of the Fall Semester FAQs

With the start of the Fall semester is quickly approaching, we've got answers to your most pressing questions about preparing for the return to in-person, online and hybrid classes at Valley College. Check our Start of the Fall Semester FAQ.

Classes start August 30! Enroll Now in an Extra Class

Take the classes you need to graduate or enroll in class to enrich your body and mind this Fall. Open seats are available in classes, like Yoga, Swimming, Circuits, Weight Training, Rock Climbing, Table Tennis, Soccer, Basketball and much more! Check our Fall 2021 Schedule to search for open in-person, online or hybrid class. Register online through the Portal, and contact our Welcome Center for In-Person & Online Student Support if you need registration assistance or have questions. 

In-Person & Online Student Services & Academic Support

The LAVC Welcome Center, Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Office, Bookstore, and more are offering In-Person Services for Students. If you are seeking remote/online services, check our Online Student Services & Academic Support, which includes links to access virtual "chat" assistance.

LAVC Student Town Hall with President Gribbons

Monday, August 23 from 1 p.m.
Online (YouTube Live)

Get a campus update from LAVC President Gribbons at the LAVC Student Town Hall on YouTube Live. He shared start of Fall classes, on-campus safety protocols, how to apply for the $1000 federal award, and he will answer your questions on the live chat. If you missed the Town Hall, you can find the video on the LAVC YouTube Channel.

Virtual Registration Event

Wednesday, August 25 from 1-4 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Need help registering for a Fall class? Live chat with representatives from Admissions, Counseling, Financial Aid, and the Business Office at the Fall 2021 Virtual Registration Event on August 25 from 1-4 p.m. on Zoom.

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic

Saturday, August 28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parking Lot A

LAVC is partnering with Fulgent Genetics to hold on-campus COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic on August 28 to give students, employees and the public to get the vaccine. All three vaccines options will be available. For each dose an LAVC students and employees receives at these pop-up events, he/she receives a $150 gift card to the LAVC Bookstore. Plus, LAVC students who get their vaccination at our event are also eligible for up to $150 with the Max the Vax districtwide incentive.

In-Person Registration Fair

Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Services Plaza

Come get registration assistance, see a counselor, get financial aid, register/add classes, and more at the In-Person Registration Fair on August 28. You'll also be able to meet departments and programs at our Academic Pathways & Student Support Services Fair, and get a chance to win Apple AirPods, Beats Studio Buds, and other prizes! There will be FREE Subway lunch and FREE Kona Shaved Ice (while supplies last) and listen to our live music from our Music Department!

$1000 Federal Awards for Students with Financial Aid

Every LA Valley College student enrolled for Fall 2021 who qualifies for financial aid is eligible to receive a $1000 federal stimulus award. To receive the award, you must:

  • Have LAVC as your home campus,
  • Be enrolled at Valley College for Fall 2021, AND
  • Be eligible for the FAFSA, California College Promise Grant (fee waiver), Dream Act Grant, or demonstrate economic hardship resulting from COVID-19

If you haven't applied for financial aid, complete your Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA) application (LAVC code is 001228) or complete the California College Promise Grant Application.

Announcements for Students

Need Help Selecting Classes, Paying for Books & More?

Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS) is now accepting applications for new students through Sunday, September 12 at 11:59 PM. Eligible students receive helpful counseling, priority registration, funds to help pay for textbooks and more. For more information and the online application, visit EOPS.

Believe the Hype! LAVC PASO is Here for You

The Promoting Awareness of STEM Opportunities (PASO) Program is an LAVC college effort geared towards providing academic, mentoring, advising and support services to all STEM students. Contact the PASO Program. We look forward to connecting with you!

Join the Fall 2021 LAVC Puente Familia! 

Are you taking English 101 this Fall? Are you a Latinx or first-generation college student? Join the Fall 2021 Puente Program and receive benefits such as counseling, mentorship, tutoring, and the support of your Puente familia. Space is limited. For more information, contact Holly Batty or Ruth Vasquez in the Puente Program.

Open Auditions for LAVC's Fall Production of All Together Now!

The LAVC Theater Department is holding open auditions for the musical revue All Together Now! On-campus auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 1 from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday, September 2 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Theater Arts Building. If you cannot attend the in-person auditions, the deadline to submit a self-tape audition is Friday, September 3 at 12 p.m. For more informatiion about the show and the auditions, visit the LAVC Theater Department.

Seeking ASU/Student Goverment Officers for Fall 2021

Interested in participating in student government? Get appointed and be eligible for a stipend and transcript notation. Go to ASU Elections to apply and for more info.

Sneak Peak at Upcoming Events

Fall 2021 Day & Evening Classes Begin

Monday, August 30

Day and evening classes begin for the Fall Semester 2021 at Valley College. Check your class schedule on the Student Portal to find the first day for each of your classes. 

Fall 2021 Welcome Week

Tuesday, August 31-Thursday, September 2

Kick off the Fall 2021 semester at Valley College by joining us in-person and virtually on August 31-September 2.  Go to Welcome Week to register for events and join our LAVC Student Life Activities Canvas Course for updates.

COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Pop-Up Clinics

Tuesday, August 31 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A
Tuesday, September 7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A
Wednesday, September 15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A
Saturday, September 25 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A
Tuesday, September 28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A
Wednesday, October 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A

Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot A

LAVC is partnering with Care Ambulance Services to hold on-campus COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Clinic on August 31 for students, employees and the public to get the vaccine. No appointment needed; all three vaccines options will be available. LAVC students and employees who get vaccinated at this event will receive a $150 gift card to the LAVC Bookstore.

Fall 2021 Saturday Classes Begin

Sunday, September 4

Saturday classes begin for the Fall Semester 2021 at Valley College. Check your class schedule on the Student Portal to find the first day for each of your classes. 

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 6

The campus is closed for the Labor Day holiday. Campus offices and services will reopen, and classes will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Find other upcoming events on the LAVC Calendar of Events.


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please use the links above to contact the event organizer as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.