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Valley Weekly - February 14-20, 2022

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement & Screening/Campus Check-In

The Los Angeles Community College District has COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing requirements for students and employees to be able to access college and District facilities.

As a reminder, keep your vaccination up-to-date by getting a booster as soon as you are eligible, and then upload your record into your Cleared4 account. If you're eligible but haven't gotten your booster yet, come to our vaccination clinic and receive a $150 Bookstore gift card with your on-campus dose. 

If you are taking in-person classes, seeking in-person services or visiting the campus:

For more information, check the District's Vaccine & Testing Requirements.


COVID-19 Testing Appointments for Students & Employees

Monday, February 14 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, February 16 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Engineering 100 (view map)

Want to get tested for COVID-19? Biocept is offering Weekly COVID-19 testing at LA Valley College for students and employees (by appointment only) on Mondays and Tuesdays in Engineering 100. Schedule your appointment using your private Cleared4 account link that was send to your student email. For other testing locations/dates, check the Districtwide COVID Testing schedule. For more info, visit the LACCD Vaccination & Testing Requirements.


BHM Celebration Performance with Zuzu Acrobats

Tuesday, February 15 at 3 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

LAVC Umoja Black Scholars and LA Southwest College Umoja programs invite you to celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a virtual performance of Zuzu Acrobats. For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month Events.


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, February 16 from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Parking Lot A (view map)

Get vaccinated or boosted at Valley College! Come to our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to get the Pfizer (ages 12+) and Moderna (ages 18+) vaccines and third dose or booster. LAVC students and employees are eligible to receive a $150 Bookstore Gift Card with each vaccine or booster dose on campus. Appointments are available and walks-up are welcomed. For details, visit the LAVC Vaccination Clinics.


BHM 365 Keynote Lecture with Dr. Daniel E. Walker

Thursday, February 17 at 3 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Join the LAVC Umoja Black Scholars for a virtual Black History Month (BHM) 365 Keynote lecture with Dr. Daniel E. Walker. Come listen to a lecture and discussion on the "Power of Using Black History 365 Days a Year."  Dr. Walker is an internationally recognized scholar, artist and social entrepreneur working in the fields of education, arts and entertainment, community development, self-care, religion, and public history. For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month Events.


AAOI Black History Month Celebration

Thursday, February 17 at 3 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Join the LACCD African American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) for a Black History Month Celebration. Internationally recognized public health/social justice leader Dr. Stephaun E. Wallace will keynote the 2022 AAOI Black History Month Celebration. In addition to recently being featured on Bill Gates’ "Heroes in the Field" series, Dr. Wallace serves on the board of numerous organizations including the American Public Health Association, The America Bar Association, and the National Society of Leadership and Access.  All are welcome and invited to attend! Register online.


President's Day Holiday (Campus Closed)

Friday-Monday, February 18-21

The campus is closed from Friday, February 18 to Monday, February 21 for the President's Day holiday weekend. Campus offices and services will reopen, and classes will resume on Tuesday, February 22.


LA Black College Expo

Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
LA Convention Center

Come in-person to the 23rd Annual Black College Expo on Saturday, February 19 at Los Angeles Convention Center. High school seniors and juniors, and college transfer students can meet one-on-one with top HBCUs and a variety of other colleges and universities and get answers right on the spot. For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month Events.


Got Questions or Need Help? Contact our LAVC Welcome Center

The LAVC Welcome Center is your first stop to help answer your questions and help you find what you're looking for at Valley College! We're open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Connect with us at:


Announcements for Students

Free Student Parking during the Spring 2022 Semester!

On-campus student parking is FREE during the Spring semester.  A parking permit is not required in student parking spaces. Students should park only in a student parking stall, and not in any spaces marked “Staff” or “Reserved.”

LAVC Foundation Scholarships Now Open. Apply Today!

The Valley College Foundation has over 250 Scholarships with over $160,000 available! To apply, log in to your LACCD Student Portal. Click on the “Scholarship Tile”, and then click on “Login Here” next to the Student Log In. Email the LAVC Foundation or call 818-947-2619 with questions.

$1000 Federal Awards for LAVC Students with Financial Aid

Every LA Valley College student enrolled for Spring 2022 who qualifies for financial aid is eligible to receive up to a $1000 federal stimulus award. To receive the award, you must:

  • Have LAVC as your home campus,
  • Be enrolled at Valley College for Spring 2022, 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. If you need assistance, contact the Welcome Center.

Students who meet the requirements will be notified when the federal stimulus is awarded.

Free Metro GoPass for LAVC Students

All LAVC students are eligible to get a FREE Metro GoPass to ride all buses and trains operated by Metro between December 1, 2021-December 31, 2022. Stop by the LAVC Business Office with your ID to pick up your pass. Learn how to get your Metro GoPass.

Monarch Café is Open

Students at Valley College can once again enjoy the culinary offerings at Monarch Cafe! Patrons are encouraged to visit the Monarch Cafe and take advantage of the new contactless ordering system. Monarch Café is located in the Student Union building and our hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events

COVID-19 PCR Testing for Students & Employees

Tuesday, February 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Engineering 100 &
Wednesday, February 23 from 12-5 p.m. in Engineering 100

Biocept is offering COVID-19 testing at LA Valley College for students and employees (by appointment only) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Engineering 100. Schedule your appointment using your private Cleared4 account link. For other testing locations/dates, check the Districtwide COVID Testing schedule. For more info, visit the LACCD Vaccination & Testing Requirements.

BHM Distinguished Keynote with Dr. Chris Emdin

Tuesday, February 22 at 2 p.m. on Zoom

The LACCD Umoja Region 4 invites you to its Black History Month (BHM) Distinguished Keynote with Dr. Chris Emdin on "Cultivating Ratchetdemic Ethos and Praxis: Reimagining Academic Success for Black Community College Students." Dr. Emdin is a renowned scholar, professor, and academic hip-hop griot. For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month Events.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, February 23 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot A

Come to our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to get the Pfizer (ages 12+) and Moderna (ages 18+) vaccines and third dose or booster. LAVC students and employees are eligible to receive a $150 Bookstore Gift Card with each vaccine or booster dose on campus. Appointments are available and walks-up are welcomed. For details, visit the LAVC Vaccination Clinics.

LAVC Nursing National Accreditation (ACEN) Public Meeting

Wednesday, February 23 from 1:30-2 p.m. on Zoom

LAVC Nursing Department welcomes the public to its LAVC Nursing National Accreditation (ACEN) Public Meeting online via Zoom. This event gives the general public an opportunity to meet with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) team to discuss about the nursing program. For more information and the Zoom link, visit the LAVC Nursing Department.

BHM Paint Night

Wednesday, February 23 at 5 p.m. on Zoom

The Region IV Umoja programs invites you a virtual Black History Month (BLM) Paint Night. For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month Events.

CSUN Harambee Conference

Friday, February 25 at 10 a.m. on Zoom

LAVC Umoja Black Scholars invites you to join the CSUN Harambee Conference "Strengthening The Black Transfer". For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month Events.

Black Mental Health Matters

Monday, February 28 at 2 p.m. on Zoom

LAVC Umoja Black Scholars invites you to a virtual workshop and discussion panel on "Black Mental Health Matters" on Zoom. For more information and to register online, visit the Umoja Community Region 4 Black History Month 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.