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Registration for Second Spring Classes Now Open
Second spring registration starts April 24, classes begin May 22 Registration starts at 8 a.m.
April 10, 2017 - June 30, 2017

This spring, Foothill is offering you two chances to enroll in spring classes - helping you fit college into your busy life!

Our regular quarter begins Monday, April 10 and with more than 2,000 class sections, you can choose from on campus, online, or evening at both our main campus and new Sunnyvale Center. Registration is open now and you can check out our online schedule to find just what you’re looking for.

Our six week second spring is a smart way to earn the same credit. You’ll find general education, online, prerequisites, and career education courses - all starting Monday, May 22.

Second spring registration begins in MyPortal on Monday, April 24, at 8 a.m. Check out our second spring class schedule for courses offered.

No matter where you are in life, Foothill is the place for you. #iamfoothill



For more detailed dates, deadlines, and registration, visit Admissions & Records.

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Foothill College Dance Team Auditions
Represent the college with your spirit and talent in 2017-2018
Room 2507
May 13, 2017 Starts at 11 a.m.

It's time to get ready to try out for the  2017-2018 Foothill College Dance Team, our spirit organization that encourages interest and participation in the intercollegiate sports program.

Men and women team members act as ambassadors of good will, school spirit, scholarship and leadership. Members of the Dance Team have the opportunity for personal growth, leadership development and involvement in different activities.

Sign in will begin at 11:00 a.m. with auditions starting promptly at noon. 

You can also sign up for optional preparatory classes/workshops to help prepare you for your audition.  

Three workshops that will be held at $5 a class. 

  • Thursday, April 27, 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 4, 7-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 7-9 p.m.

Register here for workshops and tryouts.

Note: All all squad members must be enrolled at Foothill College, carry at least 6 units and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Visit the Foothill College Dance Team Facebook page for more information.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Walk
Fundraiser Organized by Foothill College Dental Hygiene Students
Foothill College Stadium & Athletic Track
April 29, 2017 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Students enrolled in the Foothill College dental hygiene program are hosting the sixth annual fundraiser walk for oral cancer research and awareness Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon on the rubberized track at the Foothill College Stadium. Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to register for the event and participate. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the prevention, education and advocacy work of the Oral Cancer Foundation.  

Every day more than 100 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with oral cancer, with the fastest growing number of cases occurring in young adults who are non-smokers. Early detection increases survival rates to 80–90 percent. 

Participants can drop in for a few laps or stay for the whole walk. Each lap is one-quarter mile. Complimentary refreshments and T-shirts will be provided to all registered participants. 

Online pre-registration fees are $25, adults; $15, students; and $10 children, ages 6-10. There is no registration fee for children under age 5. If you're not able to participate in the April 29 event, you may still contribute. All donations are accepted and appreciated. Register for the walk or make a secure online donation.

A national public service, nonprofit organization, the Oral Cancer Foundation strives to save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy and patient-support activities. Learn more at

Parking Lot 1 provides easy access to the stadium and athletic track. The parking fee is $3. Purchase a required parking permit from dispensers in any student parking lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and credit/debit cards. 

For more information, e-mail event organizer Cathy Draper at, visit the Dental Hygiene Clinic (Room 5312) or call (650) 949-7335.

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Sign Up for Free On-Campus Emergency Alert Service
ENS capable of rapidly sending voice, e-mail and text messages
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section.
January 01, 2015 - August 01, 2017

Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.

Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.

To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.

Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information. 

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Theatre Arts Presents: The Female Odd Couple
Two Weekends Only!
Lohman Theatre
June 01, 2017 - June 11, 2017 2, 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $10 for students with OwlCard and Foothill-staff (in-person only). Online orders here

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Astronomy Lecture: Sky Event of the Decade
Join us for the last lecture of the season
Smithwick Theatre (Room 1001)
May 24, 2017 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7 pm, astronomer and Foothill College professor Andrew Fraknoi will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on:

“The Sky Event of the Decade: The August 21 ‘All-American’ Eclipse of the Sun”

The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 17th year.

NOTE: Everyone attending this lecture will receive a free pair of certified eclipse-viewing glasses courtesy of Google!

On August 21, 2017, there will be a rare eclipse of the Sun visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun, and day turning into night. Everyone else (an estimated 500 million people, including all of us in the Bay Area) will see a nice partial eclipse, where the Moon covers a good part of the Sun. 

The talk will describe how eclipses work, why they are one of nature’s most spectacular sights, what scientists learn during eclipses, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be best visible, and how to observe the eclipse and the Sun safely. 

After the talk, Fraknoi will be signing his new children’s book about eclipses When the Sun Goes Dark (2017, NSTA Kids) in Appreciation Hall across the courtyard.

Andrew Fraknoi is the chair of the astronomy department at Foothill College and the co-author of Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses, and More, a book for educators. He appears regularly on local and national radio, explaining astronomical developments in everyday language, and was named California Professor of the Year in 2007.  He is also the lead author of a free, electronic, college textbook, Astronomy, published last year by OpenStax. With three colleagues, he is leading the effort to distribute 2 million eclipse glasses through public libraries, with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Google.

Foothill College is just off the El Monte Road exit from Freeway 280 in Los Altos.  For directions and parking information, see:
For a campus map, see:

The lecture is co-sponsored by:

* The SETI Institute
* The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
* NASA Ames Research Center
* The Foothill College Astronomy Program.

We expect a large crowd for this talk, so we suggest people arrive a bit early to find parking.  The lecture is free, but there is a charge of $3 for parking on campus and exact change is appreciated.

Past lectures in the series can be found on YouTube.


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Theatre Arts Presents Suburban Undertow
Lohman Theatre
May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017 2, 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Don't miss the world premiere of Suburban Undertown, running for one weekend only at Lohman Theatre! A tight group of friends have a standing Friday night appointment filled with jibes, light ribaldry, videos and junk food. The sanctity of their tradition and the personal values of each are tested when one member of the group introduces an uncomfortable change. Change brought on by his own shifting values being imposed on the group. What ensues challenges the fabric of their friendship as each character weighs his or her own personal virtue and friendship loyalty against the gravity of snap judgments and decisions. 

Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $10 for students with OwlCard and Foothill-staff (in-person only). Online orders here

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