Laney College Tower Building photo by Max Bernal

Welcome to the Office of the President

Dear Laney Students,

Welcome to the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. Our staff, faculty and administrators are all dedicated to your success, even during these challenging times.

As Laney’s President, I would like to invite you to register for classes if you have not already done so. Most of our schedule is online, with some lab classes in our science and Career and Technical Education programs scheduled to meet on campus as long as conditions allow us to offer them. Open seats will be filling in the coming weeks, so be sure to sign up today!


*Click here to view President Besikof’s welcome video!

VP of Administrative Services, Derek Pinto, College President, Rudy Besikof, & VP of Student Services, Vicki Ferguson gather to honor and recognize the 2019 Laney College graduating class at the Honors & Awards Banquet.


How do we support you?

If you need a computer, we have two programs that give students the technology they need to study away from campus.

Do you need other assistance?

  • Every Monday & Wednesday, the college is giving away free meals and boxes of produce from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. or as long as food is available.
  • Financial Aid remains available. Visit our website at Laney.Edu/Financial_aid for more information.

How will Laney help me after I sign up for my classes? Our support for you will continue after you register, and all of our resources may be found in Laney’s Student Guide to Free & Low-Cost Resources, along with the following:

Resource Link
Frequently Asked Questions for Students during Shelter in Place
Student Help Page for Learning Online
Zoom, Canvas, or Google Drive Workshops for Students
Online Tutoring
Health and Wellness Services, including Mental Health Counseling
Math Assistance (Math Lab)
Writing Assistance (Writing Center)



What’s my next step? Sign up today at To meet with a counselor by phone, call (510) 464-3152, or to schedule an online Zoom appointment, visit  today. You can also visit the Laney Counseling Department web page for more information.

Laney College is a great place where students succeed, and it is our community’s college.

Register today to start or continue your educational journey.


Rudy Besikof, Ed.D.
Laney College