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Commencement 2024 | Congrats Viking Grads!

May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | San Jose Civic Auditorium

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You Won the Golden Ticket!

Find out how you qualify for free tuition.

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Explore the 2024 Summer/Fall Schedule!

Search class offerings & start planning your future.

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Destination Career Success

Get the skills you need to start your career in high-demand fields!

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Travel Through Time & Space | Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Planetarium Now Open

Weekly Shows Scheduled

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Event Spotlight

Registration Saturday

Join us for Registration Saturday on August 12, 2023 from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM for hands-on-help from West Valley College staff to help get you registered and more.

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Important Dates

Jan2Tuesday

Winter Session

Winter Session begins Tuesday, January 2.

Jan15Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Campus is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16.

Jan27Saturday

Spring Semester

Spring Semester begins on Saturday, January 27.

Student Types

Three new students at Conovation

High School Students

Check out the programs available for current high school students and graduating seniors.

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Graduating High School Students

Resources and events to help students through their first full-time college experience.

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International Students

Join students from around the world in one of the most affordable classrooms in America.

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Event Spotlight

Registration Saturday

Join us for Registration Saturday on August 12, 2023 from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM for hands-on-help from West Valley College staff to help get you registered and more.

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West Valley is the Transfer College

We offer 26 Associate Degree for Transfer majors.

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Important Dates

Jan2Tuesday

Winter Session

Winter Session begins Tuesday, January 2.

Jan16Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Campus is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16.

Jan27Saturday

Spring Semester

Spring Semester begins on Saturday, January 27.

Faculty and Staff Services

Path to Campus Center

TEACH Center

The TEACH Center promotes student success by supporting and encouraging teaching and learning excellence with an anti-racist lens.

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District Services

Find forms and submit workorders through the West Valley Mission Community College District.

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Webmail

Access college email remotely.

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Resource Spotlight

West Print Order System

Streamline print and duplication requests with the new West Print Order System.

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Ongoing Events

Saratoga Farmers' Market

Every Saturday morning, the Saratoga Certified Farmers’ Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables from Santa Clara County year-round.

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Facility Rentals

Numerous rooms and buildings on campus are available to rental for events and occasions.

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Fast Facts

80%

Percentage of West Valley College students who applied to a UC were accepted.

32

Number of Transfer Degrees offered. West Valley College offers among the most Transfer Degrees in the Bay Area.

21

Average number of students in a class. Small class sizes mean more individual attention.

Events


  1. Final Exams

    West Valley Logo

    Final Exams
    Date
    Location
    Virtual Event
    Final Exams 12:00 AM, Virtual Event
  2. Commencement and Transfer Ceremony

    West Valley Logo

    We're excited about celebrating our graduates at this year's in-person Commencement Ceremony.

    • Doors open at 5:00 PM for general seating.
    • Tickets are not required. First come, first seated.
    • Due to space limitations, each participant may invite between 6-10 guests.
    • There is a bag check upon entering the venue.
    • Balloons and signs larger than 8.5 X 11 are not allowed in the venue.

    Light refreshments for graduates and their families to follow the ceremony.

    Commencement and Transfer Ceremony
    Date
    Location
    San Jose Civic Auditorium
    Commencement and Transfer Ceremony 12:00 AM, San Jose Civic Auditorium
  3. Finals Coffee & Pastries

    Cartoon coffee and pastry

    Join us and Pick up coffee and pastries at the Office of Student Needs to Keep you energized during finals!

    Finals Coffee & Pastries
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Finals Coffee & Pastries 9:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  4. Parenting and Caregiver Club

    Parenting and Caregiver Club

    Please join us for weekly meetings connecting parents, so they have a better support network and practices to build resiliency. We will incorporate healthy coping techniques and build a supportive community, to help us all thrive as parenting students.

    Parenting and Caregiver Club
    Date
    Location
    Fox Center | FOX
    Parenting and Caregiver Club 1:00 PM, Fox Center | FOX
  5. Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries

    Free Food Truck Groceries

    Free Food Truck Groceries in parking lot 2.

    Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries 1:45 PM, West Valley College
  6. Finals Coffee & Pastries

    Cartoon coffee and pastry

    Join us and Pick up coffee and pastries at the Office of Student Needs to Keep you energized during finals!

    Finals Coffee & Pastries
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Finals Coffee & Pastries 9:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  7. Free Grocery Drive-Thru

    Snapshot of free groceries

    Office of Student Needs in partnership with Second Harvest.

    Free Grocery Drive Thru every Monday in Parking Lot 3 open to all WVC students and community members.

    • Open to all WVC students & community members
    • No pre-registration required
    • Arrive no more than 30 minutes early
    • Stay in your car & volunteers will load food in your trunk

    Free Grocery Drive-Thru
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Free Grocery Drive-Thru 9:30 AM, West Valley College
  8. Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language)

    West Valley Logo

    New students will learn about the ESL program, complete an intake survey, and use the ESL online guided placement tool to choose their best level.

    Learn more about ESL Assessment.

    Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Date
    Location
    Student Services Center | SSC
    Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language) 1:00 PM, Student Services Center | SSC
  9. Active Minds Weekly Meeting

    Active Minds meeting

    Active Minds is a student social group where you can discuss mental health, and/or help us create campus awareness events.

    Active Minds Weekly Meeting
    Date
    Location
    Student Services Center | SSC
    Active Minds Weekly Meeting 3:00 PM, Student Services Center | SSC
  10. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center

    Bill Wilson logo with West Valley Student Needs logos

    Are you a West Valley student in need of housing?

    Do you live in any of the following situations?

    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street, in an abandoned building, or in another inadequate space
    • Doubled-up temporarily with other people because you have nowhere else to stay
    • In the dorm, but with nowhere else to stay when the dorms close
    • Supporting yourself, but on the verge of losing housing

    Make an appointment or walk-In to speak with Ricardo, BWC case manager.

    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center 11:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  11. Bon Voyage Concert

    West Valley Logo

    Bon Voyage Concert
    Date
    Location
    Theater
    Bon Voyage Concert 7:00 PM, Theater
  12. Summer Session Begins

    West Valley Logo

    Summer Session Begins
    Date
    Location
    Virtual Event
    Summer Session Begins 12:00 AM, Virtual Event
  13. Free Grocery Drive-Thru

    Snapshot of free groceries

    Office of Student Needs in partnership with Second Harvest.

    Free Grocery Drive Thru every Monday in Parking Lot 3 open to all WVC students and community members.

    • Open to all WVC students & community members
    • No pre-registration required
    • Arrive no more than 30 minutes early
    • Stay in your car & volunteers will load food in your trunk

    Free Grocery Drive-Thru
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Free Grocery Drive-Thru 9:30 AM, West Valley College
  14. Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language)

    West Valley Logo

    New students will learn about the ESL program, complete an intake survey, and use the ESL online guided placement tool to choose their best level.

    Learn more about ESL Assessment.

    Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Date
    Location
    Student Services Center | SSC
    Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language) 10:00 AM, Student Services Center | SSC
  15. Federal Interview Techniques Workshop

    MESA logo

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the National Council of Hispanic Employment Managers (NCHEPM) are hosting a workshop guiding you on how to be successful in interviews for federal jobs.

    Federal Interview Techniques Workshop
    Date
    Location
    Virtual Event
    Federal Interview Techniques Workshop 12:30 PM, Virtual Event
  16. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  17. English Language Learner (ELL) Healthcare Pathways | Orientation

    West Valley Logo

    Join us for Orthopedic Technology/Technician Orientation. Visit our website to learn more.

    English Language Learner (ELL) Healthcare Pathways | Orientation
    Date
    Location
    Cilker School of Art & Design | CIL
    English Language Learner (ELL) Healthcare Pathways | Orientation 6:00 PM, Cilker School of Art & Design | CIL
  18. Free Grocery Drive-Thru

    Snapshot of free groceries

    Office of Student Needs in partnership with Second Harvest.

    Free Grocery Drive Thru every Monday in Parking Lot 3 open to all WVC students and community members.

    • Open to all WVC students & community members
    • No pre-registration required
    • Arrive no more than 30 minutes early
    • Stay in your car & volunteers will load food in your trunk

    Free Grocery Drive-Thru
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Free Grocery Drive-Thru 9:30 AM, West Valley College
  19. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center

    Bill Wilson logo with West Valley Student Needs logos

    Are you a West Valley student in need of housing?

    Do you live in any of the following situations?

    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street, in an abandoned building, or in another inadequate space
    • Doubled-up temporarily with other people because you have nowhere else to stay
    • In the dorm, but with nowhere else to stay when the dorms close
    • Supporting yourself, but on the verge of losing housing

    Make an appointment or walk-In to speak with Ricardo, BWC case manager.

    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center 11:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  20. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  21. Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries

    Free Food Truck Groceries

    Free Food Truck Groceries in Campus Center Walkway.

    Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries 1:45 PM, Campus Center | CC
  22. Summer Session Begins

    West Valley Logo

    Summer Session Begins
    Date
    Location
    Virtual Event
    Summer Session Begins 12:00 AM, Virtual Event
  23. Free Grocery Drive-Thru

    Snapshot of free groceries

    Office of Student Needs in partnership with Second Harvest.

    Free Grocery Drive Thru every Monday in Parking Lot 3 open to all WVC students and community members.

    • Open to all WVC students & community members
    • No pre-registration required
    • Arrive no more than 30 minutes early
    • Stay in your car & volunteers will load food in your trunk

    Free Grocery Drive-Thru
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Free Grocery Drive-Thru 9:30 AM, West Valley College
  24. Juneteenth Holiday | All Offices Closed

    West Valley Logo

    Juneteenth Holiday | All Offices Closed
    Date
    Location
    Virtual Event
    Juneteenth Holiday | All Offices Closed 12:00 AM, Virtual Event
  25. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  26. Free Grocery Drive-Thru

    Snapshot of free groceries

    Office of Student Needs in partnership with Second Harvest.

    Free Grocery Drive Thru every Monday in Parking Lot 3 open to all WVC students and community members.

    • Open to all WVC students & community members
    • No pre-registration required
    • Arrive no more than 30 minutes early
    • Stay in your car & volunteers will load food in your trunk

    Free Grocery Drive-Thru
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Free Grocery Drive-Thru 9:30 AM, West Valley College
  27. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center

    Bill Wilson logo with West Valley Student Needs logos

    Are you a West Valley student in need of housing?

    Do you live in any of the following situations?

    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street, in an abandoned building, or in another inadequate space
    • Doubled-up temporarily with other people because you have nowhere else to stay
    • In the dorm, but with nowhere else to stay when the dorms close
    • Supporting yourself, but on the verge of losing housing

    Make an appointment or walk-In to speak with Ricardo, BWC case manager.

    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center 11:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  28. Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries

    Free Food Truck Groceries

    Free Food Truck Groceries in parking lot 2.

    Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Park-It Market: Free Food Truck Groceries 1:45 PM, West Valley College
  29. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  30. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center

    Bill Wilson logo with West Valley Student Needs logos

    Are you a West Valley student in need of housing?

    Do you live in any of the following situations?

    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street, in an abandoned building, or in another inadequate space
    • Doubled-up temporarily with other people because you have nowhere else to stay
    • In the dorm, but with nowhere else to stay when the dorms close
    • Supporting yourself, but on the verge of losing housing

    Make an appointment or walk-In to speak with Ricardo, BWC case manager.

    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center 11:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  31. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  32. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  33. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  34. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center

    Bill Wilson logo with West Valley Student Needs logos

    Are you a West Valley student in need of housing?

    Do you live in any of the following situations?

    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street, in an abandoned building, or in another inadequate space
    • Doubled-up temporarily with other people because you have nowhere else to stay
    • In the dorm, but with nowhere else to stay when the dorms close
    • Supporting yourself, but on the verge of losing housing

    Make an appointment or walk-In to speak with Ricardo, BWC case manager.

    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center
    Date
    Location
    Campus Center | CC
    Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program | Bill Wilson Center 11:00 AM, Campus Center | CC
  35. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  36. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  37. Early Admissions Orientation

    Diverse group of students sitting on ground

    Complete these two free steps for transfer success.

    1. Complete the West Valley Welcome Advantage Orientation, a 30 – 60 minute online orientation. You will need to login as a student, so you receive credit for completing this step. You will use your MyWVM Username and password – the default password is Wvm@mmddyy (where mmddyy are the digits of your birthdate).
    2. Sign up for and attend a 5-hour in-person Welcome Onboard Workshop (WOW). During the workshop, you will:
      • Understand the basics of transfer pathways
      • Meet with a counselor
      • Register for classes
      • Fulfill requirements for Community Grant (Free Tuition)

    Early Admissions Orientation
    Date
    Location
    West Valley College
    Early Admissions Orientation 9:00 AM, West Valley College
  38. Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language)

    West Valley Logo

    New students will learn about the ESL program, complete an intake survey, and use the ESL online guided placement tool to choose their best level.

    Learn more about ESL Assessment.

    Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Date
    Location
    Student Services Center | SSC
    Assessment Test: ESL (English as a Second Language) 1:00 PM, Student Services Center | SSC

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