Los Medanos College Student Services Enews
May 2011

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Important Announcement
  • Student Services News
  • Scholarship News
  • Student Life News
  • Bookstore News
  • Brentwood Center Workshop

  • Greetings!

    Even though the semester is winding down, there are still some important and exciting things happening at LMC. Please take a few minutes to check them out.

    Important Dates

    • May 27 — Last day of spring instruction, graduation
    • May 30 — Memorial Day holiday, college closed
    • June 3-July 29 — College closed on Fridays
    • July 4 — Independence Day holiday, college closed

    Important Announcement

    Plan Now

    Plan Now to Get the Classes You Need
    Due to unprecedented state budget cuts, you may find that it's more difficult than it used to be to get the classes you need. LMC rarely eliminates classes completely, but you will find a reduction in the number of sections offered. Since there is no way of knowing how long the budget crisis will last, it is very important that you plan carefully and well in advance for upcoming terms. And be sure to enroll early!

    The good news? You will still find the classes you need to transfer to CSU and UC campuses, and to complete career and technical programs — and the same excellent quality in instruction and services.

    Student Services News

    Plan Now

    Graduation is Finally Here!
    If you are approved or pending approval for graduation, you should have received a letter informing you of your status. It is now time to pick up your cap and gown at the LMC bookstore — see the bookstore website for complete information. This year we have changed the cap and gown color to black. If you have a gown from a previous year, you will need to purchase a new one. Fresh-flower graduation leis may be preordered. More information

    Fall Registration is Under Way
    Continuing students have been enrolling in fall classes since May 4th. If you have not yet checked your priority registration date on InSite/WebAdvisor, we highly recommend that you check it now and register as soon as you are permitted to do so. More information about registration

    Financial Aid News
    Board of Governor's Fee Waiver
    Need to apply for a fee waiver? BOGW fee waivers for academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 can both be accessed and submitted through LMC's Financial Aid homepage by clicking the BOGW Application button on the left side of the page.

    Scholarship News

    Scholarship News

    Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Scholarship Program
    The HACU Scholarship Program 2011-2012 application is now open. Each scholarship has specific criteria, so please review them carefully. See the list of available scholarships.

    HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
    The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) application cycle is now open. The NSP awards scholarships to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in accredited RN training programs. Scholarship recipients receive tuition, fees, other educational costs and a living stipend in exchange for at least 2 years of post-graduation service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Applications are due by June 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more

    Student Life News

    Become a Student Ambassador
    Interested in serving your campus community? Apply now to become a student ambassador for the 2011-2012 academic year. Student ambassadors serve as student leaders at LMC, providing information and support to other students, assisting with high school outreach, leading campus tours and planning campus activities and events - and they have a lot of fun! Apply at the Student Life Office or the Transfer Center by Friday, May 20th. Download the application.

    Bookstore News

    Bookstore News

    Textbook Buyback
    Don't miss the textbook buyback during finals week! Sell your textbooks back to the Pittsburg campus bookstore May 23rd through May 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Graduation Regalia
    Graduation regalia are now available for purchase at the bookstore. Cap, gown and regular tassel will be $16.25 + tax. Honors tassels are $4.40 + tax. Congratulations, graduates!

    Deadline to Return Rented Textbooks
    Rental books must be returned to the bookstore by Friday, May 27th at 2 p.m. Don't forget that if you rented a textbook from the bookstore this semester, you must return it in good condition by May 27th or your credit card will be charged. Book rentals were a big hit this semester! Please do your part so we can continue to offer this money-saving alternative to buying textbooks and expand it to benefit even more students in the fall.

    Summer Bookstore Hours (May 31st - July 29th)
    Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Keep up with all the latest LMC Bookstore info on our Facebook page!

    Brentwood Center Workshop

    Bookstore News

    Is a private university right for you? Come to the Private Colleges Workshop, presented by the Transfer Center, on Tuesday, May 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Brentwood Center Room C1. Find out whether a private university is in your future, or how you can plan for it to be. Learn about the admission process, the pros and cons, and how you can get there.

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