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April 28, 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 30 - Last day to drop a full-term course

May 22-28 - Spring finals week

May 28 - Graduation

May 31 - Memorial Day holiday - college closed

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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

DVC Book Center
D V C Book Center

Fall schedules now available for purchase.

2010-2011 course catalogs are now available for purchase.
In this issue
DVC Book Center
Admissions and Records Office
Kaiser Permanente student health survey
Counseling Center
Study Abroad in London fall 2010
Transfer Center
San Ramon Valley Center news
Educational Talent Search Program
The Inquirer
Smoking policy reminder
Campus Alert System
Police services student tip line
Our mission statement
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Quick links
D V C celebrating 60 years

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Spring 2010 Graduation Ceremony
DVC Graduation

April 30-May 28, 2010- Application to walk in graduation ceremony with coursework remaining
May 17-28, 2010- Student cap and gown sales at DVC Book Center.  Graduation letter sent in early May will include details.
May 28, 2010, 7 p.m.- Graduation ceremony in the stadium (weather permitting)
The commencement ceremony and celebration are open to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2009, or spring 2010. Students who have applied for and who have met the requirements for a degree or certificate will be sent detailed information about graduation in early May.  Additional graduation information (pdf) for easy reference.

For more information visit our graduation page.
Kaiser Permanente student health survey
Please take the DVC Student Survey!
You will be entered in a drawing for $25 DVC Book Center gift cards!  There will be 12 winners each day!

The survey will run for eight days beginning today through May 5.  We want to find out more about DVC student HEALTH needs.  Your responses will be completely confidential.  You'll need to answer ALL the questions in order to be eligible for the drawing for DVC Book Center gift cards.

Thanks for helping us to improve services to DVC students.
Take a few minutes and click on this link www.surveymonkey.com/s/LN8Z7M9
Counseling Center
D V C Counseling CenterScheduling spring 2010 counseling appointments:
The Counseling Center has a program (E-SARS) that allows DVC college students to schedule appointments through the counseling website. Students will be asked for their DVC Student ID # and their birth date.

Students may schedule appointments using this program if they are 18 years+, and have not attended any other college or university.  Note:  Spring appointments are going fast, so schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

Students who need a one hour appointment or students who need a special form filled out must call or stop by the Counseling Center 925-685-1230 ext. 2276 or 2278.

Scheduling summer 2010 counseling appointments:
We will have limited summer counseling appointments in June.  These appointments are for college students enrolled in DVC summer classes.  Students may begin to schedule these appointments during the last week of May.

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.
Study Abroad in London, England or Florence, Italy
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

Spring term 2011 - Florence, Italy - January 30 - April 29, 2011
Informational meeting Wednesday, May 19, 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.
Transfer Center
DVC Transfer CenterNew Transfer Center Hours Begin May 3, 2010 
Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Transfer Center is located in the Counseling Building on the Pleasant Hill Campus.  Visit us at www.dvc.edu/transfer and join our "DVC Transfer Center" FaceBook group for news that can help you complete your bachelor's degree!
San Ramon Valley Center news
San Ramon Valley Campus

SRVC Presents...It's Easy Being Green: SRVC's Earth Day Celebration!  April 28, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Quad (rain site: Learning Commons).  Come enjoy music by KKDV 92.1 FM, samples by Naked Juice, donate your e-waste and other recyclables with Recycle for Breast Cancer, get information from Gardens of California, learn how to reduce your carbon footprint, participate for free prizes and enjoy snacks!  For more information, contact Yvonne Canada at [email protected].

College Success Workshop: Minor Grammar Issues, April 28 from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Language Center (East 174).

Financial Aid drop-in appointments, April 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and May 12, 3-7 p.m.  Stop by the  West Lobby Reception Desk to schedule a drop in or call 925-866-1822 ext. 5106.

Career and Employment appointments, May 11 from 1-3 p.m.  Please call the Reception Desk at 925-866-1822 ext. 5106 to schedule an appointment.

College Representative Visits to SRVC are available on the SRVC events calendar.

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.

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
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/.
policeservicesPolice Services
Summer Parking Permits will be available online beginning May 10, 2010.  This will be the only way to purchase semester permits.  Summer session is still $20.00, the fall semester will be $40.00.  The increase takes effect.  There will be signage at the campuses and instructions on the web.
The Parking Grace period for summer is from June 14 to June 20, 2010. Enforcement begins on June 20, 2010.  This is the only grace period for summer. 
Effective June 1, 2010 the daily permit will be increased to $3.00.

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.