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April 2, 2010
D V C spring 2010 eConnect with D V C logo
Summer and fall schedules now online

Plan ahead and enroll early.  Registration dates are now available on WebAdvisor.

View summer 2010 and fall 2010 schedules online

Important admission and registration dates
April 3-9 - Spring recess - no Saturday or Sunday classes

April 10-11 -Saturday and Sunday classes resume

April 12 - Regular classes resume

April 16 - Last day to apply for graduation speaker.
Applications available at www.dvc.edu or in Vice President of Student Services Office.  Must be a 2009-2010 graduate/candidate (summer 2009, fall 2009, spring 2010)
Last day to apply for a Transfer Studies Certificate of Achievement.  Click here for more information...

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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, summer, and fall 2010 schedules available online

Update your address on WebAdvisor for your 1098-t tax form.
DVC Book Center
D V C Book CenterThe Book Center hours during spring break will be: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fall schedules available for purchase in mid April.

2010-2011 course catalogs are now available for purchase.
In this issue
DVC Book Center
Admissions and Records Office
Counseling Center
Financial Aid
Study Abroad in London fall 2010
Student Life Office
San Ramon Valley Center news
Career and Employment Servicees
Educational Talent Search Program
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
The Inquirer
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

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admissionsAdmissions and Records Office
If you are completing the IGETC or CSU GE patterns by the end of this semester, you may qualify for a DVC "Transfer Studies" Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - IGETC!   The deadline to apply only for this Certificate of Achievement has been extended to April 16.  The application form is available in the Admissions office or download here

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROCESS IS NOT THE SAME AS IGETC/CSU GENERAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION FOR TRANSFER.  This certification must be requested at the same time you request your final transcript for the university to which you are transferring, according to the deadlines specified by the university.

Students who applied and are eligible for any Certificate of Achievement or an AA/AS degree are invited to participate in the graduation ceremony on May 28! Graduation letter sent in early May will include details. For more information visit our graduation page.
Counseling Center
D V C Counseling CenterThe Counseling Center has a new program (E-SARS) that allows DVC college students to schedule appointments through the counseling website.
Students may schedule spring 2010 appointments using this program if they are 18 years+, and have not attended any other college or university.

Note:  Spring appointments will go fast, so schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

Students who need to have a special form filled out (VA Ed Plan, Financial Aid Max Time Frame Form, CALWorks Ed Plan, EOPS 70 unit Ed Plan) must call or stop by the Counseling Center 925-685-1230 ext. 2276 or 2278.   Students will be asked for their DVC Student ID number and their birth date.

Experience UC Berkeley through the UCB-DVC Concurrent Enrollment Program. UC Berkeley-DVC Concurrent Enrollment

DVC students are able to take a total of two lower division courses on the  Berkeley campus through the Concurrent Enrollment Program. To obtain more information and to file an application for participation for the fall 2010 semester, students must attend a one of the Concurrent Enrollment workshops that are being held in May 2010.
Financial Aid
The American Opportunity Tax Credit is worth up to $2,500 of the cost of tuition and college related expenses. Students can claim it on their 2009 and 2010 tax returns. Even students who don't make enough money to file a return should file anyway because they may get up to $1,000 back. Please visit www.irs.gov/recovery for more information.

Year-Round Pell

Beginning summer 2010, eligible Pell Grant students who meet additional specific criteria may be qualified to receive the Pell Grant during the summer semester. We encourage all students who plan on attending the summer 2010 semester to complete the 2010-2011 FAFSA application right away! As we move through the spring semester, additional information will be available regarding the Year-Round Pell Grant.  Please visit the Financial Aid Office for more information. You can also add us on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and follow our blog.
Study Abroad in London, England
Study Abroad in London fall 2010
Fall term 2010 - London, England - September 9 - December 10, 2010

Informational meeting Wednesday, April 28, 3-4 p.m. in LA-217

For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, [email protected], or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2735.
Student Life Office

A S D V C Club Day

Student Government Elections

Student Union Conference room (Pleasant Hill Campus)
Learning Commons Room 204 (San Ramon Valley Center)
April 17 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
April 19 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
April 20 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

Your student representatives invite you to come and vote in this spring 2010 election.
2010-2011 Election Candidates:


Katerina Schreck

Katerina Schreck

Vice President Executive:

Nicolas Holmes

Chang Min (Kevin) Park

Vice President Legislative:

Brian Donovan



Tsz Ching Chelsea Cheung

Eugene Wong


Alexis Terrill



Shifeng Jin

Ricky Wong

Public Relations:

Chun Ki Cheng


Activities Coordinator:

Lek Hak Cheang

Leung Yu Hin Lai

Minority Affairs:

Daija Cornelious



Adrian Briones

Vanessa Poon

Cast your vote on optional student representation fee

Give your input on the student survey questions about military recruiting on campus and the DVC smoking policy.

Debates will be held on Tuesday, April 13 from 2-4 p.m. on the Student Union Patio
For a list of additional Student Life sponsored events, please visit our website at www.dvc.edu/student-life/ for a
calendar of events.

San Ramon Valley Center news
San Ramon Valley Campus

FREE College Success Workshops
every Tuesday from  1-2:15 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m., through April 28.  Click here for a full schedule.

SRVC Presents...It's Easy Being Green!
April 28, 12:30-2 p.m.  Join us in the Learning Commons and on the Quad to celebrate Earth Day and learn easy ways to be green!

Career Services offers appointments at SRVC!
April 13 from 1-3 p.m. and April 27 from 3-5 p.m.  Call 925-866-1822 ext. 5106 to schedule an appointment.

Need cash for college?
Stop by to see a Financial Aid counselor at SRVC.   Click here for drop-in schedule.

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.

Career and Employment Services

Career and Employment ServicesJob Fair!
Wednesday, April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Cafeteria

View event flyer

Get your resume reviewed before the event!

Check our online calendar for dates and times as well as employer information!  Visit us on the web at www.dvc.edu/career.

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 [email protected].

Please visit our website for more information.

DVC Dental Hygiene program
The DVC Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to receive dental hygiene services provided by dental hygiene students.  Fees in the clinic range from $10 (cleaning for a child 12 and under) to $55 for a  "deep cleaning" for an adult.  Regular maintenance cleanings for adults are $25.  Radiographs (x-rays) range from $10 for check-up films, to $25 for a full set.

The clinic is in the Life Sciences Building, LHS-102. Please call 925-685-1230 ext. 2534 to schedule an appointment for an Initial Evaluation to see if you might qualify to be a teaching case.
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
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.