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Welcome to the Spring 2022 Semester

We're here to help you succeed! Check out these tips for your first day of school, and learn about our resources and services that can help you reach your goals.

Welcome to the Spring 2022 Semester

Welcome to Los Angeles Valley College! We are so excited to have you join us for the Spring 2022 Semester, and want you to know that we’re here to help you reach your goals.

Here are some helpful tips for your first day of classes:  

Online Classes

Access Your Online Class 

To log into your online class through the SIS/Canvas: 

  1. In a web browser, go to the Student Portal 
  2. Login ID/Users ID: Your 9-digit student ID number (example: 881234567 or 900123456) 
  3. Password: Same as your SIS password (where you registered for the class). Show me how to log in to the LACCD Student Portal 

Help with Canvas 

To access help in Canvas, log into the Student Portal. Click the "Help" (question mark icon) and select your main college campus. The "Canvas Support" link will take you to a page that allows you to:  

  • Search in the Canvas area for questions related to using Canvas 
  • Search your college area for other questions  
  • If you still can't find the answers you need, there will also be a link to start an online chat with Canvas Support. 

You can also find assistance through the Virtual Valley Help Desk.

In-Person or Hybrid Classes

On-Campus Safety Check-In 

If you are taking in-person classes or seeking in-person services:  

  • Take the Cleared4 Self-Check questionnaire before you arrive on campus each day, and check-in with your QR code at a campus scanning station.  
  • Surgical grade or higher masks are required indoors. If you need a mask, surgical masks will be available at the entrance of every campus building.
  • FREE Covid testing is available on-campus twice a week. Learn how to set up an appointment through Cleared4
  • If you feel sick, do not come to campus and contact your instructor. 

Campus Map & Parking 

Check the campus map to help you locate your classroom location, and where to access campus parking lots. On-campus student parking is FREE during the Spring 2022 semester. Please do not park in “Staff” or “Reserved” spots unless you have an active employee parking permit.

How to Add a Class

Requesting a Permission Number to Add a Class 

If you wish to add a class, you can add online until the second day of class. If you wish to add after the second class meeting, you will need to get a permission number from the instructor to be able to add the class. You can contact your instructor for a permission number. Learn how to email an instructor using the LACCD SIS Class Search.

Officially Enrolling with Permission Number  

If you receive a permission number, use the SIS Student Portal to enter that number by the add deadline for the class to be officially enrolled.

LAVC Resources & Services to Help You

Laptops & Technology Grants are Available 

LAVC will provide grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes. Learn how to apply for Laptops/Tablet, Technology & Basic Needs Grants.

Get Your FREE Metro GoPass! 

All enrolled LAVC students are eligible to receive a FREE Metro GoPass. This pass can be used to take any Metro bus or train at no charge—until the end of 2022! Stop by the Business Office (view campus map) with your picture ID to get your GoPass.

Academic Support & Library Resources 

The LAVC Academic Resource Center offers FREE online tutoring in Math, Statistics, English and other many other classes, test reviews, and study jams. In-person services include weekly workshops, guides and support for using online tutoring, and access to computers through the Computer Commons

The LAVC Library offers in-person book checkout and study spaces, with 24/7 access to online help via their “Ask A Librarian” page, Research Guides, and FAQs.

Student Support & Campus Life 

LAVC offers a variety of college services and support programs to help you succeed.

College Services

  • Campus Bookstore - Purchase textbooks, course materials and Monarch gear. Your order can be picked up in-person, or free shipping is available (for textbooks only). To search and buy your required textbooks and supplies, go to Buy Textbooks.
  • Career/Transfer Center - Learn about career and transfer opportunities.
  • Counseling - Counselors can help identify your educational goal and make sure you take the right classes.
  • Financial Aid - Get help paying for college with grants and other resources.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) - Provides support services, specialized instruction and educational accommodations.
  • Student Health Center - Access medical and behavioral health care.
  • Student Life - The Office of Student Life aims to promote a positive college experience by providing programs rooted in diversity, education, leadership, service and social interaction. The Office of Student Life coordinates a wide range of opportunities for students to gain experience.

Student Support Programs

  • Dream Resource Center - Supports undocumented students with counseling, financial support & more.
  • EOPS - Supports historically underrepresented students with counseling, textbook service, priority registration & more.
  • First Year Experience (FYE) - Provides students with comprehensive academic support and career services to help them be successful in their first two years of college and graduate or transfer. Students who meet the requirements are eligible for free tuition through the Los Angeles College Promise, priority registration, access to counselors and success coaches, internships, and much more.
  • Helping Hands - Supports eligible students with food and applying for CalFresh.
  • LGBTQ+ - Provides a wide variety of resources.
  • NextUp/Guardian Scholars - Supports current/former foster youth with interactive workshops, counseling and financial support.
  • PASO STEM - Supports Hispanic and low-income students attain degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • PUENTE - Supports Latinx students with a transfer support program the follows the cohort model.
  • TRiO - Supports first generation, low-income students with counseling, tutoring, workshops and more.
  • Umoja/Black Scholars - Provides Afrocentric class cohorts, programming and counseling
  • Veterans Services - Supports veterans and their families with enrollment, counseling and VA benefits.

Student Parent Support Programs

  • CalWORKs - Supports students who are parents and receive TANF (cash aid).
  • CARE - Provides supplemental support for single parents that receive cash aid.
  • Child Development Center - A licensed childcare facility for the children of students, staff, faculty and community.
  • Family Resource Center - Supports parenting students with workshops, playgroups, and events.

Food Services 

  • Monarch Café (Cafeteria) - Offers daily fresh, made-to-order menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also offers snacks, grab-and-go food choices, and weekly specials.
  • Lion Café (Coffee Bar) in the Student Union, and at
  • LAVC Food Services also includes vending machines on campus.

Los Angeles Valley College’s Commitment to Anti-Racism 

LAVC is committed to being an anti-racist institution and to working towards equity and social change. Visit our site for more information about this important ongoing work. 



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/7/2022 12:00:00 AM