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Los Angeles Valley College Valley Weekly

Valley Weekly - September 20-26, 2021


COVID Vaccination & Testing Requirements for Students

The Los Angeles Community College District 's Board of Trustees made a significant Board Policy change about COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements to access college and District facilities. Read the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Requirements for All LACCD Students.

  • Free COVID-19 Vaccinations are available on campus. LAVC students & employees are eligible for a $150 Bookstore Gift Card with each vaccine dose given at the on-campus vaccination clinics
  • Our new vendor, Biocept, takes over the COVID-19 Testing and Screening operations at LAVC (replacing the LAVC Safe App and self-check-in on our website).‚Äč Effective September 13, 2021, students and employees need to take the short, self-check health questionnaire by Cleared4 to access a college or District facility. Check your student email for a "Welcome to LACCD's Vaccination and Testing Site message from Cleared4.
  • The deadline to create your Biocept profile and get a free baseline COVID-19 test is October 8, 2021. Check your student email for a message from Cleared4 to create your Biocept profile account, and schedule your baseline COVID-19 test. 
  • The deadline for being fully vaccinated for in-person classes and uploading vaccination information or having an exemption is October 18, 2021. You will use the Cleared4/Biocept system will also be used to upload vaccination information.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions on the LACCD Vaccination and Testing Program.

ASU Club Day

Wednesday, September 22 from 2-4 p.m.

Join the Associated Student Union (ASU) for Club Day on September 22! Meet club members and join a club! Register online for ASU Club Day.

Mindful Yoga Meditation

Thursday, September 23 at 3 p.m.
North Mall (view map) & Streaming on Zoom

Mindful Yoga Meditation with Racquel TW in-person and via zoom. No experience required. In person at the North Mall lawn in between the Library and the Student Union or on zoom at Mindful Yoga Meditation. If you are joining us in person please bring a mat and towel.

Student Financial Literacy Fair

Friday, September 24 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
LA Trade Tech College, 400 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Join us for music, raffles, giveaways, financial literacy seminars, and a free lunch at LA Trade Tech College. Plus, Mastercard is offering $100 for 2,500 students, on a first come, first serve basis. We'll even provide bus transportation to and from Valley College. To RSVP to the event, please go to Student Financial Literacy Fair. To reserve your free spot on the bus, please contact the Office of Student Life at no later than Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Pop-Up Clinic

Saturday, September 25 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parking Lot A (view map)

LAVC is partnering with Fulgent Genetics to hold on-campus COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Pop-Up Clinics 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. COVID testing is also available, but is not eligible as the baseline testing that is part of the District's vaccination requirement.

Contactless Food Ordering Now Available at the Monarch Cafe! 

The LAVC Monarch Cafe (Cafeteria) in the Student Union is now offering contactless food orders on campus. Simply use their new online ordering system to place your food order, schedule a pick up time, and pay completely online! To place a contactless order online, go to the LAVC Cafeteria webpage

Announcements for Students

Got Questions? Our Welcome Center is Here to Help You!

Contact our LAVC Welcome Center to get answer your general questions, help with Canvas or the SIS, provide registration assistance, point you in the right direction, and much more! Contact the Welcome Center today for in-person assistance, or to connect with a live person on Zoom, by email or by phone or by email.

$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 already 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

If you already applied for financial aid, there is no need for you to do anything further. You will automatically recieve the award if you qualify.

If you have questions about this stimulus award or need assistance with your financial aid application, please contact the LAVC Welcome Center

Need Help Selecting Classes, Paying for Books and More? Apply Now for EOPS! 

Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS) is now accepting applications for new students through Sunday, October 24 at 11:59 p.m. Eligible students receive helpful counseling, priority registration, funds to help pay for textbooks and more. For more information and the online application, visit EOPS.

Open Seats Available in 8-Week Late-Start Classes

It's not too late to enroll in "late-start" classes (2nd 8 weeks) starting on October 25! If you can, take extra classes to help you earn a degree, transfer to a university or train for a new career. Check our LAVC Fall 2021 Class Schedule for a list of Late-Start classes, or check the searchable class schedule for 2nd 8 week classes. Use your Student Portal to register for classes online. If you need help registering, contact our In-Person & Online Student Support for assistance.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Pop-Up Clinics

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 Fulgent Genetics 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 - Last Day to Petition for Pass/No-Pass

Friday, October 1

The last day to petition for a pass/no-pass grade for a Fall 2021 course with the LAVC Admissions & Records Office is October 1, 2021. The last day to petition to for a pass/no pass grade is on the Friday of the 5th week of the semester.

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.