Laney College

The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center

Temporary In-person Hours Of Operation:

  In-person Service: Mon. – Thu. 9am – 4:30pm


  The Welcome Center is located in building A-101


CLOSURE NOTICE: Friday, May 19, 2023 (Malcolm X Holiday)

 Remote Services:

Click link below to join us in our open ZOOM room

Mon. Wed. & Fri.: 9am-11am & 1pm-3pm.

   Click to join.


If you need assistance with the enrollment process, financial aid applications, passport, canvas, student email, or information about our student support services; please call: (510) 464-3540, press 4 to leave a message or email

*When contacting us remotely: Please provide your full name, student ID# (if you have one), date of birth and a return contact number. (Calls will be returned within 24 business hours)

Live Chat is also available:

 Mon-Thu: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Fri: 8:00am – 4pm

Not available on weekends 

(Please leave a message when live chat is not available, so staff can contact you when they return)

NOTE: A new process on how to add a class takes effect in the fall 2017 semester. Read about it here.


Things that the Welcome Center can help you with:

  • Applying for Peralta Colleges online
  • Add & drop Classes
  • Filling-out financial aid application Online
  • Take photo I.D. – ( *The Student Photo ID Department closes 15 minutes before the Welcome Center’s closing time.*)
  • Print-out unofficial Transcripts
  • Schedule a campus tour
  • Information about Student Services and Learning Communities
  • And more!

*The Student Photo ID Department closes 15 minutes before the Welcome Center’s closing time.*

Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1 – The Welcome Center staff will provide current and incoming students with one-on-one assistance with the online college application, registration, financial aid application, scholarships, student photo ID and linkages to other on campus student support services.