Campus News

Apply Now for Student Scholarships In Your SIS Portal

The LA Pierce College Foundation Scholarship and the Bernard Osher Scholarship online applications are now open. Many monetary awards ranging from $250 to $1,200 will go to students who qualify. Apply today. Deadline is April 11, 2021.

If you are enrolled at LA Pierce College, apply online through your student portal by selecting the "Scholarship" tile.

Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship and the LA Pierce College Foundation websites for further information.


Call for Student Trustee at LACCD, Applications Available


Let your voice be heard on behalf of the students of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) when you apply to become Student Trustee on the Board of Trustees for 2021. Registered students at any of the nine colleges – including Pierce -- are eligible to apply.

A call for applications for the 2021 Student Trustee position is now available and due March 15. Learn more and get the application at


Free Wi-Fi Parking Lot to Open on Campus for Students

Los Angeles Pierce College is offering free Wi-Fi access for enrolled Spring 2021 students. Students can access free high-speed Wi-Fi to complete their coursework in Parking Lot 6 (Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday from 8 am – 4 pm) from their personal vehicles. Click this link to sign-up:

The only access to Parking Lot 6 for Wi-Fi is through the check point at the Winnetka Avenue entrance.

All students on campus must follow LAPC/LA County Health Protocols, stay in their vehicles, wear masks, and always practice physical distancing. Note: restrooms are not available and there is no access for recharging devices.

Here are the Campus Wi-Fi Guidelines:


• Wi-Fi Access for students in vehicle only.

• Must remain in cars at all times.

• No restroom or other facilities’ access.

• No access to water fountains.

• Access is for students with valid LACCD login credentials.

• Must check in at public safety check point at the Winnetka entrance daily.

• Must park in designated spots marked with yellow dot.

• Park in every other stall for physical distance.

• Used for educational purposes – no gaming or streaming movies.

• No parking permit is required.

• No idling of vehicles.

• No bicycles or motorcycles.

• Hatchbacks, sunroofs, and moon roofs should be closed.

• Convertible tops should stay in place.

• Open to all LACCD students, regardless of “home campus”.

• Facial coverings required if windows are open.

• No waste bins provided. Students should bring their own trash bags.

• No smoking.

• 60 spots and 8 accessible parking spaces available.


Enjoy your free Wi-Fi!

Add Just One More Class for Spring -- There's Still Time!



Want to add a class? There's still time to add for Spring!


Starting Wed., Feb. 10, 2021, you need to contact the instructor directly to ask about adding a class. Please read the “How to Email your Instructor via SIS” instructions under the “Key Links & Help” tile, FAQ tab in your Student Information System portal.


To view your class schedule, log on to and click the class schedule tab under the “Manage Classes” tile on the student homepage.


With our latest enrollment process for Spring, you can self-enroll in OPEN Pierce College classes only through the second day of school, Feb. 9, without a permission number from faculty. Eligible students already on a wait list will be moved into vacant seats and notified via student email. Adding on the waitlist for CLOSED classes ended on Sunday, Feb. 7.


LATE START 8-WEEK CLASSES ARE COMING. You can enroll now! For late start classes that begin on April 12, you may self-enroll in open classes until the end of day on Tuesday, April 13 without a permission number.


For more info on LACCD’s New Enrollment Process, see your college email from Sun. 2/7/21.


So Glad to Welcome You to Spring Semester at L.A. Pierce College


Welcome to Spring Semester, Brahmas! Classes begin Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Now is the chance to register for those last classes you can still fit in your schedule – and L.A. Pierce College has flexible schedules to fit students’ needs today. Check out our helpful How-To Videos on the Admissions page.

Videos, like How To Enroll in Classes

Register now at

Don’t let the semester slip away without enrolling and giving yourself a chance to make progress on your goals.  We are here for you at L.A. Pierce College.


Questions? Chat with Staff in Pierce Student Service Offices


Continuing students or new students who have applied and received a Student ID number can log in to our Cranium Café remote lounge and chat with staff in our offices.  Talk to Admissions & Records, Counseling, Bookstore, Business Office, Financial Aid and many more.

Spring Classes begin Feb. 8, 2021. Register for Classes now at

Find and Chat with various Student Services Online at or find it off LA Pierce College’s home page by choosing Students Tab, and the Student Services Online blue header at top center.

Search for Spring classes without logging in at the top of the home page or

We are here for you at L.A. Pierce College. Take advantage of it and contact us!


Pierce College Still Plans to Open as COVID-19 Testing Site


L.A. Pierce College is standing by to open as an official free drive-through COVID-19 testing site for the community, although the opening has been delayed so the City and County of L.A. can meet other needs.  The site will be manned by the L.A. Fire Department (LAFD) in a partnership between them, the City of L.A., and L.A. Pierce College.


In January, LAFD began transforming Pierce’s enormous Parking Lot 7 with RVs and containers for workers and cones for traffic patterns for the drive-through operation to be able to serve hundreds of people a day. Pierce College’s Lot 7 stretches along the south side of Victory Boulevard between Winnetka and Mason Avenues in Woodland Hills.


People interested in getting tested must be L.A. County residents. They will go online, sign up for an appointment and bring proof of residency. This procedure keeps the traffic moving smoothly at the testing site. Please wear face coverings and continue social distancing at all times.


Once the site is about to go live, a website link will be posted to make appointments. You can find current L.A. City testing sites at


It is expected that eventually COVID-19 vaccines will be administered in Lot 7, but at present only COVID-19 testing will be available. More details will be announced.


Drive-Through Food Distribution for Students Comes to Pierce College

Pierce students are invited to The Brahma Pantry and Basic Needs Program’s Drive-Through Food Distribution Event to receive four free meals on January 28, 2021. These are chef-prepared nutritious meals from Pierce’s partner, Everytable, all individually packaged for convenience. Students drive through the campus and workers will put the meals in their trunks for contactless delivery.


The goal of these events is to reduce food insecurities of students of the college. We hope to help students feel motivated, encouraged and cared for, to ensure that they stay on the path to success and continue in their education, especially during times of great need. Eligible students (registration required) will receive the following items at this event while supplies last:

  • Rainbow Vegan salad
  • Puebla Chicken Tinga
  • Turkey Taco Bowl
  • Southwest Burrito

Eligibility Criteria is:

  • Be enrolled in at least 1 Pierce College course in the Winter 2021 or Spring 2021 semester  
  • Complete the Brahma Pantry & Basic Needs Program Drive-Thru Application Form HERE 
  • Complete the Brahma Pantry and Basic Needs Welcome Form HERE  
  • Students must have a vehicle to attend this event. Walk-ups cannot be accommodated at this time due to COVID 19 guidelines. 
  • *If you are in need of food support and you do not have a vehicle, please email 

Brahma Pantry Drive Through Event Application Form


The Drive-Through Food Distribution Event is:

  • When: January 28th, 2021, from 12pm - 2:00pm  
  • Where: Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA, 91371  
  • Application Deadline: January 21, 2021  

To learn more about the Brahma Pantry and Basic Needs Program, connect with us in the following ways:

·         Visit our program website  

·         Enroll in Brahma Pantry Canvas Presence   

·         Virtual Assistance through Cranium Cafe Monday through Thursday from 10am - 3pm 


For questions about this event, please contact Program Lead D'arcy Corwin at



Winter Intersession and Spring Semester Class Schedules are Posted; Registration Begins

Class Schedules for Winter and Spring 2021 are now available. Find them at the buttons at the top of the home page, or go into your portal in the Student Information System (SIS) and search for classes you are interested in. Right now they are all open – make your choices!   New students should apply now at the button at the top, as well.

Continuing students’ registration for Winter intersession – only 5 weeks long – began Oct. 30, 2020. Continuing students’ registration appointments for Spring Semester began Nov. 16. Every continuing student is assigned a day and time to use their Priority Registration Appointment. When those are done, open enrollment for everyone begins,.

Visit our Schedules web page at and select the “Winter” or “Spring” tab to find the class schedules.

Reach your SIS portal where you can manage classes, search for classes, find your priority registration appointment and enroll at

Haven’t applied to Pierce College yet? Go to the home page top right and click “Apply Online” or go to

Winter and Spring 2021 classes will be offered online, and so will services and business.

Remember you can get assistance from our staff through Cranium Café virtual chat in many departments on our Student Services Online webpage at

Need support? The Student Support help desk number at Pierce is 818-464-4410, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staffers are trained to field questions from IT issues to financial aid to help solve your problem. The Student Support email address is

Don't give up on your education - we can get there together at Pierce College!


Winter and Spring 2021 Semesters Will Continue Online, Says LACCD Chancellor


September 17, 2020
Dear Students,

I am writing to provide an important announcement regarding the upcoming Winter session and Spring 2021 semester.  Our country remains in a declared public health emergency and our best health experts agree that we are still far from a full recovery without a vaccine or responsive therapeutics.

Therefore, LACCD will deliver all classes for the Winter session and the Spring 2021 semester in primarily remote/online learning environments for the remainder of the academic year.  We are working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to provide safe, limited access for on-campus instruction that supports the State’s Essential Infrastructure Workforce.  However, courses that can be taught remotely and online will remain so for these upcoming terms.

We do not make this decision lightly, but your safety, and the safety of our faculty and staff, must be our top priority.  We know this is disappointing news for many, but, as conditions improve, we are also hopeful that we will see a return to some additional on-campus activities in the Spring 2021 term.

For now, I want to thank you for your confidence in LACCD and our colleges under these difficult circumstances.  I recognize your uncommon dedication to your educational success and your resiliency.

LACCD Proud. You are the best of us!

With my deepest admiration and respect, 

Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Los Angeles Community College District