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May 19, 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
May 22-28 - Spring finals week

May 28 - Graduation

May 31 - Memorial Day holiday - college closed

June 1 -
Summer open registration begins

June 4-July 30 - Campus offices will be closed on Fridays (some Friday classes will be held)

June 14 - Summer session begins

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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 summer hours

DVC Book Center
D V C Book Center End of term buyback dates and times.
May 24-28
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
At the windows at the south side of the store (nearest the math building).

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
Financial Aid
Student Life Office
San Ramon Valley Center news
Transfer as an English major
The Inquirer
Smoking policy reminder
Campus Alert System
Police services student tip line
Our mission statement
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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.
May 28, 2010, 7 p.m.- Graduation ceremony in the stadium (weather permitting).
The commencement ceremony and celebration is 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 should have been sent detailed information about graduation in early May.  Additional graduation information (pdf) for easy reference.

For more information visit our graduation page

Class of 2010 you are invited to share a graduation memory
Financial Aid
Summer hours
Due to budget cuts and staffing, the Financial Aid Office will have the following hours for the summer:


8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

In addition, to accommodate for the start of the summer, the Financial Aid Office will be open the first two Thursdays, June 3 and June 10. Please plan accordingly.
Accelerated Pell
The Pell Grant is now available year round for those students who meet specific criteria to qualify for the award. For more information and to see if you qualify please come to the Financial Aid Office.
Deadline date for fall 2010
To ensure the process of financial aid files, including appeals, students will be required to complete and submit ALL necessary documents to the Financial Aid Office no later than Monday, October 4, 2010 to receive payments by the end of the fall 2010 semester. Documents received after this date will be processed for retroactive payment, if eligible, in the spring 2011 semester.
Student Life Office
A S D V C Club Day Thank you to everyone who voted in the spring 2010 elections for your 2010-2011 Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) Executive Officers!

Your ASDVC Executive Officers for the 2010-2011 year are:

  President:   Katerina Schreck
  Vice President Executive Affairs:   Chang Min (Kevin) Park
  Vice President Legislative Affairs:   Brian Donovan
  Controller:   Tsz Ching Chelsea Cheung
  Secretary:   Alexis Terrill
  Parliamentarian:   Ricky Wong
  Public Relations:   Chun Ki Cheng
  Activities Coordinator:   Lek Hak (Derek) Cheang
  Minority Affairs:   Daija Cornelious
  Webmaster:   Vanessa Poon
Please note that both the ASDVC and clubs are inactive throughout the summer session.  However, be sure to consider getting involved with the ASDVC or clubs in the fall semester!  Application packets for ASDVC will be available in August at the Student Life Office as well as information about the Inter Club Council!
San Ramon Valley Center news
San Ramon Valley Campus

Summer assessment dates

Monday, May 24 3-5:30 p.m. SRVC E-164
Tuesday, May 25
3-5:30 p.m. SRVC E-164
Thursday, June 3 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. SRVC E-164
Monday, June 7
3-5:30 p.m. SRVC E-164
Tuesday, June 8
3-5:30 p.m. SRVC E-164

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 events calendar.
Transfer as an English major
Pick up an A.A. degree along the way.  All you have to do is meet the IGETC requirements and take a few literature courses, and you are on your way!  Contact English major advisor, Keri DuLaney-Greger at 925-685-1230 ext. 2214 or email her at [email protected] with any questions.
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 beginning May 24, 2010 on WebAdvisor.  This will be the only way to purchase semester permits.  Summer session is still $20, the fall semester will be $40.  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.

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.