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January 20, 2010
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Can't get into the classes you want?

We understand how frustrated you must feel if you can't get the class(es) you need. We want to offer enough classes to meet the demand, but the state will not provide the funding we need. Please understand how frustrating it is for us to be forced to limit our offerings at a time when a record number of students are seeking a college education.    Read more...

Important dates
Now through January 21 - In person registration

Now through March 31 - A.A./A.S. degree or certificate filing period

January 22 - Spring 2010 instruction begins

January 23-24 - Spring 2010 Saturday/Sunday classes begin

February 4 - Last day to add a full-term course; Last day to drop a full-term course and be eligible for a refund of fees

Stay in touch with DVC
Don't miss another important deadline.  Stay connected with us:  twitter.com/DVC_updates and Facebook.

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What's new at DVC
What's New at DVC
Visit What's New at DVC and the events calendar for the latest.

Student services spring 2010 hours

Spring and summer 2010 schedules available online
Exciting opportunity
Want to hear the internationally celebrated author, speaker and entrepreneur, John Assaraf for FREE! ($150 value.)
Find out more...but hurry! Opportunity is limited to the first 100 students to respond.
In this issue
Exciting opportunity
DVC Book Center
Scholarship Office
Transfer Center
Student Life Office
San Ramon Valley Campus news
Educational Talent Search Program
The Inquirer
Coalition for a Clean Campus
United States Census 2010
Smoking policy reminder
Campus Alert System
Police services student tip line
Our mission statement
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick links
D V C celebrating 60 years

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
DVC Book Center news
D V C Book Center

Store hours:   Monday-Thursday  7:45 a.m.-7 p.m.

                      Friday  7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.


Saturday dates:   January 23 and 30 ONLY   9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Buy Back dates:   January 25 -29

                            Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

                            Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Spring texts now available for purchase.
Last day for refunds will be posted on your receipt.

Buy books online at www.bookcenter.dvc.edu

Scholarship Office
STARS Online application period DVC Scholarship deadline is February 2 at 12 noon.

Thousands of dollars are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2010 through the DVC Scholarship Program.  Each application must include two letters of recommendation to be considered. One application can qualify for multiple scholarships.  Stop by the DVC Scholarship office in the Student Services Center for other scholarship opportunities.
Transfer Center
D V C Transfer Center

Applications, admission, and majors - Oh, my!

Drop by the Transfer Center to find out how you can finish the degree you've started at DVC. 

The Transfer Center offers friendly expert advice, instructions on college searches, information on transferable courses, and extensive resources on U.S. colleges.  We are located in the Counseling Center, open daily at 9 a.m. We close Monday and Thursday at 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., and Friday at 3 p.m.


Don't miss out - Join the DVC Transfer Center on Facebook!

Student Life Office

A S D V C Club Day

Have you considered serving on the ASDVC Board, getting involved with a DVC club, or perhaps creating your own club? Please be sure to visit the online calendar for a list of available information sessions and workshops.


Take a look at what your Student Life has to offer by attending your Club Days on the Quad on February 2 and 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Need help to quit smoking?

Kaiser Permanente will be hosting a FREE class at DVC this spring. For more information, visit mykpwellness.org/dvc  or call Kelli Bryson at 925-779-5281.

San Ramon Valley Campus news
San Ramon Valley Campus

SRVC offers students access to a variety of services!  Please visit our website and click on the appropriate link for more information.  Information on all events and activities can be found on the SRVC Calendar

February highlights:
  • Drop in appointments with Career and Employment Services and the Transfer Center representatives are now available at SRVC the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month starting in February!  Go to the online calendar for the schedule.
Educational Talent Search Program

T R I O logoThe Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks volunteer tutors and Teacher Assistants for spring and summer 2010.


Volunteer tutors and Teacher Assistants (TA) are needed to work with local middle and high school students.  Students interested in being a volunteer tutor or TA should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.

Please visit our website for more information.

The Inquirer
The Inquirer The Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online! New issues coming soon.

Check us out in print or online at www.theinquireronline.com
Coalition for a Clean Campus (CCC)
We are the Coalition for a Cleaner Campus (CCC) in charge of making DVC green and self sustaining zero-waste campus and we need your involvement.

Our first initiative is to get compostable containers on campus like the Norseman restaurant currently has.  Take our survey at our website, https://sites.google.com/site/garybyroncorp/.  Your opinion counts!
United States Census 2010
United States Census 2010
Stand up, be counted!  The census questionnaire is a count of everyone living in the United States.  Achieving a complete and accurate 2010 census is in our hands.  In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau will define who we are as a nation.  The form is short, your answers are protected, and many benefits rely upon an accurate count.  Help your community receive the funds it requires.  Ensure that everyone is counted.  www.2010census.gov
Smoking policy reminder
Reminder: the DVC campus is smoke-free.   Smoking is permitted in the parking lots only.  DVC's smoking policy
Campus Alert System
$20tuition Your attention please...

A loud siren will be heard throughout the DVC campuses the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.  This will be a test of our Campus Alert System.  There is nothing you need to do during a siren test.

In the event of an actual emergency or crisis situation, the siren sound will continue for three minutes. Students and all campus personnel will be instructed to Shelter, Shut, and Listen.

For more details, please visit the Contra Costa Community College District website at www.4cd.net/alert/.
Police Services
Contra Costa Community College District Police DepartmentPolice Services silent witness tip line.
Students, faculty and staff can call 925-685-1230 ext. 1999 to provide information without having to leave any personal information.

For more information in case of emergency:
Contra Costa Community College District Police Services

Police Services on the Pleasant Hill campus is located in the northwest corner of Lot 1.  If you are having trouble locating us, please contact our office, at 925-685-1230 ext. 2338, 2339 or 925-686-5547 and we can have a police aide escort you there.
Our mission statement
DVC's complete mission statement
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student leaming through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong leaming.