Current Students


June 29, 2020

Our courses are now online through our Virtual Campus even though our campus facilities are closed through Fall 2020 semester to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

EVC's faculty, staff, and administrators are still here to help you navigate these changes and prepare you for Fall semester.

New to EVC? We are still accepting applications for Fall 2020 semester. Apply today to become an Evergreen Hawk!

May 11, 2020

With so much uncertainty regarding when and how we will be able to return to normal operations, SJECCD has determined that our best course of action is to maintain remote instruction and services through the fall term. This extends our existing operational changes through December 17, 2020, which is the end of fall term.

The decision was made after consulting with district leadership and taking into account data and reports from public health experts. If guidance from local, state, and federal public health departments indicates that we can resume in-person operations, we will be able to transition back while the term is underway, but as of right now, we must plan for the fall 2020 term to begin in the same remote environment we are currently experiencing.

The safety of our students, employees, and the broader community remains our highest priority and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow guidance and recommendations from local and state authorities. We hope to return to many of our in-person operations by the close of fall term, but are prepared to continue to offer online instruction and services as long as necessary to support the health and safety of our community.

To reiterate: if public health departments determine that it is safe to return to in-person operations before this date, we will begin to transition back to in-person instruction and services prior to the end of the term, but we must be prepared to continue remote operations for the entirety of the term.


April 22, 2020

In an effort to provide a degree of certainty to all students and employees and ensure that we have ample time to properly prepare, the District leadership team has determined that our students and community will be best served by continuing with remote instruction and operations through summer term.

This announcement extends our existing operational changes through July 23, 2020, which is the end of summer term. 

April 13

To assist you in achieving your educational plans, we would like to share with you some changes to key academic conditions that are available for you to consider during the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency.

Download this FAQ to answer questions about the following:

    • Withdrawal
    • Withdrawal With No Record
    • Refunds
    • Spring 2020 Fees Due Date Extension
    • Extension of Pass/No Pass Deadline
    • CSU/UC Transfer Information 

April 8

EVC 2020 GRADUATION CEREMONY 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, EVC, like many other colleges and universities throughout the country, has unfortunately had to cancel the in-person graduation ceremony. Despite this, we are still looking forward to honoring YOU, the graduate. Please RSVP TODAY to attend the virtual ceremony which will take place on May 22, 2020. Students can RSVP at this link: https://bit.ly/evcgrad2020

DOWNLOAD THE VIRTUAL GRADUATION INVITATION.

March 27, 2020

  • The remaining spring 2020 semester will continue through online instruction only. 
  • All other campus and district services and operations will continue to be offered remotely as well, with the exception of those services which have been deemed essential and cannot be provided remotely.
  • EVC will not be holding traditional commencement ceremonies this spring.  
  • We are working diligently to identify alternative options for commencement so that we will still be able to celebrate with our students at the end of the term. 
  • Any student who graduates this year will be able to return and participate in commencement next year.
  • News about COVID-19 related fee waivers and withdrawals 
  • News About Grading Policy Changes from the State Chancellor's Office 

Resources & Support for EVC Students

Hello EVC Students

We know this is a challenging time and we appreciate your flexibility as we have fully shifted to online or distance learning formats. Our staff and faculty have been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for you and to limit as much as possible any disruptions in your educational journey at EVC. The process to move all classes and services to an online/ virtual/ or distance learning format is unprecedented and we are grateful for your commitment and dedication.

We wanted to share below some tools and resources to help you continue to navigate tools and support that you need to be successful and additional resources that might be helpful to you and your family to navigate what is happening in the world.

Tutorial Videos (in English and Spanish) to help students navigate ZOOM 

Please see the resources below to help you continue to navigate Zoom - tutorials in both English and Spanish 

Click here to access the English tutorialClick here to access the Spanish tutorial

Additional Canvas Support

Additional Canvas links and support provided by the San Jose Evergreen Community College District can be found here.

Free Online Tutoring Available for All EVC Students 

If you need help with your classes, you can access two online tutoring resources

Pisces Online Tutoring with EVC Tutors: Monday to Thursday 9am - 6pm (all subjects) and 6-9pm (English and Math); Fridays 9am - 1pm (all subjects) and 6-9pm (English and Math)

  • Open any of your courses on Canvas
  • Open the Pisces Online Tutoring link on the left hand navigation
  • Open online tutor room with your subject to access an EVC tutor live

Make sure to download theEVC Tutoring ScheduleNetTutor Online Tutoring (24 hours a day / 7 days a week)

  • Open any of your courses on Canvas
  • Open NetTutor link on the left hand navigation
  • Open the subject you need help with

Employment Opportunities with Amazon 

Amazon contacted our EVC campus Cooperative Education Program announcing immediate employment opportunities. See message below:

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Amazon and our network of partners are helping communities around the world in a way that very few can—delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them. Getting a priority item to your doorstep is vital as communities practice social-distancing, particularly for the elderly and others with underlying health issues. We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labor needs are unprecedented for this time of year.

We are opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in our fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon's service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public.

Those interested in applying can learn more at www.amazon.com/jobsnow.

Additional Resources for Students

FREE INTERNET
Charter, Spectrum and Comcast are offering two months of free internet to low-income households. WiFi hotspots will also be open for the public. Please direct students or anyone in need to the numbers below to arrange services:

Charter and Spectrum: 1-844-488-8395

Comcast: 855-846-8376 for English speakers or

855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers

Discounted Mobile Hotspots 

California Connects is an affordable broadband mobile internet program for the California Community Colleges. For $19.99 per month*, California community college students, faculty and staff can connect up to 10 devices to the California Connects mobile hotpot anytime and anywhere in the United States to study, work, create and stay connected. Service can be canceled and reactivated anytime without penalty. (*Please note: initial one-time device cost is not included in the monthly service cost).

Discounted Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students is a cloud-based service fosters that student creativity, enabling them to deliver projects and assignments that further reinforce their voice and message. For $39.99, students can have access for six months to renowned Adobe apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Spark, Rush and many more.

Free Self-Storage

U-Haul is offering 30 days free self-storage to college students affected by the outbreak.

Coronavirus and Email Security 

There are currently a number of different malware and phishing schemes circulating email related to the coronavirus and/or COVID-19. These may come through your work email account purporting to be live global outbreak dashboards, coronavirus cure all pharmaceuticals, or anything other external communications that offer things that seem too good to be true.  

The combination of the coronavirus along with the upcoming income tax filing deadline in April presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals to take advantage of the current situation. Please be on the lookout for any suspicious emails and report strange activity to the ITSS Helpdesk as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITSS Help Desk: ITSS Help Desk Portal, 408-270-6411, or itss.helpdesk@sjeccd.edu

EVC Student Emergency Funding

​We know this is a challenging time for many of our EVC Students. As such, the Evergreen Valley College Associated Student Government (ASG) has set aside funding to offer a limited amount of Emergency Grants to assist our must vulnerable students to assist with basic needs resources as they continue to navigate through both the Santa Clara County and California "Shelter in Place" Orders.

Details about the funding, eligibility requirements, application process and additional resources can be found at Emergency Student Funding 

Update March 17 -11:56 pm

Santa Clara County is included in a “shelter in place” order impacting multiple Bay Area counties. 

Because this order is in effect until April 8, 2020, we are extending the timeline for our own suspension of in-person instruction and services to align with this order. 

As such, our transition to online instruction and remote work will be in place until Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Update: March 15 at 6:00PM

Dear Students

I want to share with you an update regarding EVC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. As you know, our transition from in-person to online instruction begins tomorrow, Monday, March 16, as we previously announced. What has changed is that the San Jose Evergreen Community College District (Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College) will be moving our operations and instruction (where possible) to a virtual/remote format.

WE ARE NOT CLOSING! We are focusing on safety first for our students and employees, so we are committed to staying the course for offering classes in distance education format as planned starting tomorrow, March 16, through April 3. 

Here is what you need to know:

In-Person Classes

As previously stated, in-person classes will be offered in online or other alternate format from March 16 through at least April 3 when possible. You should have heard from your instructor with more details and information. If you have not heard from your instructor, please contact them to see what is the status of your class.

Labs

No labs will be offered in a face-to-face format effective March 16 through April 3. Many of the labs will be transitioned to an online or alternate learning format and for some, this may happen later than March 16th. Your instructor will notify you if you as to the status of your class. And, if your lab is suspended, your instructor will notify you of that update. If you have not heard from your instructor, please contact them to see what is the status of your class.

Online Classes

If you have been taking online classes, they will continue as normal.

Non-Instructional Student and Campus Services

All in-person services will be suspended beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Remote (online or telephone) offerings are in the process of being developed for most services. You should email or call to request assistance until other forms of contact are finalized and made available. We will continue to provide updates and resources as to what services are available and how you can access them.

Our last day of face-to-face services is Monday, March 16. Please note a couple of important services available for you tomorrow, March 16 in person:

F.R.E.S.H. Market (EVC Pantry)

The EVC FRESH (Food, Resources and Education to Stop Hunger) Market will be open Monday, March 16 from 12-4 pm. We encourage students to come and get items they may need during the closure. We will allow students to take additional items as needed. Please bring your own reusable bags.   

Laptop & Chromebook Lending 

If you need technology or support, we are offering drop-in training sessions to assist students with Canvas or Zoom, led by SEAASE student ambassadors Monday from 9:30AM-5PM in LE-224 (Library Building). 

Please understand that this is a fluid situation that is subject to change. It is very important that you continue to monitor the district's Coronavirus Information Page and read additional email communications in the coming weeks. As of right now, these changes are scheduled to be in place through April 3, but we will continue to monitor recommendations from public health departments and revise our timeline as necessary.

The ITSS Canvas page includes the following support resources for faculty and students. As new resources become available, they will be added to this page.

Where to direct questions or concerns:

If you have questions or concerns about coronavirus and our ongoing effort to respond to the rapidly changing conditions, please email coronavirusinfo@sjeccd.edu. This email address will be closely monitored with the questions directed to the appropriate personnel to address them depending on the nature of the question.

To hear EVC-specific general information and updates, please call: 408-270-6481.

We will be monitoring the situation closely and will notify the campus community when a decision is reached regarding the return to in-person instruction.

As you can imagine, the situation with COVID-19 is constantly changing, and we are making decisions based on the most current and accurate information available. 

Please continue to monitor the district's coronavirus landing page for updates and links to resources.

If you are exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus or are otherwise sick, contact your health care provider or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Valley Connections if you do not have a health care provider at 1-888-334-1000.

Keep in mind that offering some, if not most, services online, has never been done in the history of this campus. Our apologies in advance as we are trying to provide you the best service possible, under the circumstances.  

I want to thank you for your patience and understanding. I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing you back on campus as soon as is safely possible.

Sincerely,

Denise Noldon
Acting President
Evergreen Valley College 

Update: March 12 at 5:00PM

Dear Students,

This message is intended to serve as your guide to better understand what everything means and provide you the most up-to-date information possible.

As you know, Evergreen Valley College is taking steps to minimize mass gatherings among groups of people as a means of restraining the spread of COVID-19.

With the exception of some laboratory classes, we suspended all classes scheduled Wednesday, March 11, through Saturday, March 14. Beginning Monday, March 16, classes will be offered in an online or other distance learning format, to the extent that it is possible, and remain in this alternate mode of delivery through at least April 6.

WHAT HAPPENS ON MONDAY, MARCH 16?

Unless you have been told otherwise, you are NOT to physically come to Evergreen Valley College for your regular classes. Your class will take place in an online or distance learning format. Your instructor(s) will communicate with you directly on next steps and in terms of how to access your class whether it is a lab or in the digital literacy format. If you do not hear from your instructor, reach out to them directly. If you are not able to connect with them then please reach out to the respective dean of that department. Here is a link to all EVC staff and faculty

Most of the classes will be delivered through Canvas. This link will provide a tutorial on downloading and accessing Canvas Zoom: Access Canvas Via Mobile Device & Zoom Meeting (PDF).  Additionally, if you need technology or support, we are offering drop-in training sessions to assist students with Canvas/Zoom, led by SEAASE student ambassadors at the following times/days in LE-224 (Library Building):

Monday-Thursday: 9:30AM-5PM
Friday: 9AM-3PM

Please note that the Library will be open and we will have open labs so you can access Canvas via computers at school if you do not have access elsewhere. We will conduct social distancing and have all machines disinfected and wiped down throughout the day.

WHAT OTHER SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

Our college will remain open, providing non-instructional student support services throughout the suspension of in-person instruction. Again, we are only seeking to minimize 'mass gatherings' per current recommendations from public health agencies.

Bookstore

The Campus Bookstore will have shortened hours beginning Monday, March 16. The bookstore will be open from 9AM-2PM Monday through Friday.

Counseling

You are now able to schedule remote counseling appointments by visiting the counseling page on the EVC Website

Food Pantry

Our F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Resources and Education to Stop Hunger) Market will continue to operate normal hours beginning Monday, March 16 which are Monday through Thursday, 12-4PM.

Fresh & Natural

Fresh & Natural, our cafeteria food providers, will have revised hours of 9AM-2PM beginning Monday, March 16.

Student Affairs Directory/Hours

Click here to access a PDF of the full Student Affairs Directory to see what the updated hours and contract information for departments such as Admissions & Records, Disabilities Support Program and Veterans Freedom Center, as well as CalWORKs, Financial Aid, Health Services and many more.

Tutoring

Tutoring is available to help you with your courses. Updated tutoring schedule and hours.

WHERE TO DIRECT QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have questions or concerns about coronavirus and our ongoing effort to respond to the rapidly changing conditions, please email coronavirusinfo@sjeccd.edu. This email address will be closely monitored with the questions directed to the appropriate personnel to address them depending on the nature of the question.

To hear EVC-specific general information and updates, please call: 408-270-6481.

We will be monitoring the situation closely and will notify the campus community when a decision is reached regarding the return to in-person instruction.

Please continue to monitor the district's coronavirus landing page for updates and links to resources.

If you are exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus or are otherwise sick, go directly home and contact your health care provider or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's Valley Connections if you do not have a health care provider at 1-888-334-1000.

I know that this is a difficult time and many in our community and the broader Bay Area community are feeling uncertain and anxious. We are committed to the safety of our students and our community as we continue to operate in a rapidly evolving environment.

AFFECTED EVENTS/SERVICES aT EVC 

  • 3/19 - Book Discussion and Tea celebrating EVC Womyns’ HERstory month moved to Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 in Gullo II from 12:30-1:30 PM
  • 3/20 & 3/21- Tutor Expo; Gullo II, contact on Facilitron: ivanna.ramirez@evc.edu – Event has been canceled, notification to come forth soon.
  • 4/3 - The 1St Annual Gender Equity Symposium scheduled for April 3, 2020, is postponed until further notice.



CONTACT us

Lucha Ortega
Acting Vice President, Student Affairs​

Ivanna Ramirez
Administrative Secretary
Student Center, Room 205
(408) 223.6749​​

LGBTQ contact for students

Raniyah D Johnson
Director of Student Development & Activities
408-223-6768

Quick Links

General Complaints and Student Grievance

EVC Supporting Page
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