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August 13, 2010 
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Book Center
Parking permit grace period
Financial Aid
Scholarship program
Student Ambassador
Student Life Office
Transfer Center
Career/Employment Services
Educational Talent Search
Study Abroad
Disability Support Services
San Ramon Valley Center

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DVC Book Center Book Center
Books for fall classes are now available. Refund date will be printed on your receipt.

Books can also be purchased online www.bookcenter.dvc.edu

Store will be open Saturday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beginning of term Buy Back dates are August 17-23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. only.

DVC daily parking permit machien Parking permit grace period
The grace period for the fall term will be August 13-19, 2010. Enforcement will begin on August 20, 2010. The grace period is for student permits only. All other parking regulations are in effect.

 More parking information

Important admission and registration dates
August 13 - First day of fall semester

August 26 - Last day to add a full-term class; last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees

September 2-December 1 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

September 4-6 - Labor Day holiday - college closed, no Saturday/Sunday classes

September 10 - Last day to drop a full-term class without a "W" appearing on transcript, last day to request P?NP option for a full-term class

DVC Financial Aid Financial Aid
To ensure the processing 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 in order to receive payments by the end of the fall 2010 term. Documents received after this date will be process for retroactive payment, if eligible, in the spring 2011 term. DON'T DELAY!
Questions about financial aid forms and applications? Visit our Youtube account to access video tutorials on how to begin filling out your FAFSA to what you need in order to submit a Maximum Time Frame appeal. Check out our tutorial videos on our Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/dvcfinaid.
DVC Scholarship Scholarship program
Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2011. One application can qualify for multiple scholarships.  Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.
The application period is October 1, 2010 through noon on February 2, 2011. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office for other scholarship opportunities.

DVC Student Ambassadors Student Ambassador applications now being accepted
Are you interested in providing presentations and campus tours to prospective DVC students? Student Ambassadors represent DVC on campus and in the community to explain the benefits of attending DVC to middle school students, high school students, and their families. They assist students with the application and registration steps necessary to enroll at DVC. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 13. For more information about the program and eligibility requirements, visit www.dvc.edu/ambassadors.

Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office
Want to get more from your college experience? Get involved! 

The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is DVC's student government. Petitions to join will be available at the ASDVC Information Sessions and are due Thursday, September 9 by 4:30 p.m. to the Student Life Office. For more information.

Student clubs and organizations are formed each term. Attend a "How to Start a Club workshop" to start a new club or come to Club Days Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Quad to join a club. For more information.
Transfer Center Transfer Center
University of California has opened a new Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) website for fall 2011 admission. Students must apply online before September 30, 2010. If your TAG is for UC Davis or UC Santa Cruz, you must complete the online application, and then schedule an appointment to meet with a DVC counselor to approve and sign your TAG before the deadline. Apply before September 30, 2010 at: uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu
All 23 CSU campuses are open for spring 2011 admission and you can submit your application at www.csumentor.edu as of August 1, 2010. However, because the California Governor and Legislature have not yet adopted a state budget, CSU will not know how many students it can admit at this time. We strongly encourage all students interested in spring 2011 admission to apply online as soon as possible.

For help in the application process, stop in the Transfer Center.

Career and Employment Services Career and Employment Services
Enroll now for CO-OP!
CO-OP is a course that supports your work/internships by providing you with skill development and academic units!

Students who participate in CO-OP see a 44% increase in earnings compared to those who don't take CO-OP after graduation.

Want to learn more?  Visit us online:  www.dvc.edu/coop
Other Questions? coopdvc@dvc.edu; 925-685-1230 ext. 2206

Need a job?
There are over 150 paid and unpaid opportunities waiting for you on the DVC Online Job Board!

This week, employers are seeking:
  • marketing interns
  • media interns
  • financial interns
  • police interns
  • office assistants
  • restaurant wait/server staff
  • ...and more!
Visit us online and create your free account today!  www.dvc.edu/career

Questions?  careerservices@dvc.edu; 925-685-1230 ext. 2435

Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
Volunteer tutors needed for fall 2010
The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks tutoring volunteers for low income local middle and high school students.  Tutors are needed in a variety of subjects. 

All tutoring is held on the DVC campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Interested students should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.
Study Abroad in Florence Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Spring term 2011 - Florence, Italy - January 30 - April 29, 2011
Informational meeting Thursday, September 2, 3-4 p.m. in H-108

For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, studyabroad@dvc.edu, or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2735.

For more information, please visit the AIFS website, the Study in Florence 2011 blog and our Facebook page. 
DVC Disability Support Services Disability Support Services
You may qualify for Disability Support Services if you have documentation of:
  • acquired brain injury
  • health condition(s)
  • psychological  disabilities
  • learning disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • attention deficit (ADD/ADHD)
  • hearing loss
  • visual impairments
  • wounded veteran
If you think you have a learning disability please make an appointment with a DSS counselor.

If you have documentation of a disability please follow the steps below.
  1. Please fax or drop off any documentation of disability you may have to:
    Disability Support Services (DSS)
    Student Services Center Room 202A
    Phone: 925-685-1230 ext. 2065
    Fax: 925-687-1829

  2. Make an appointment with a DSS counselor
    Pleasant Hill Campus- 925-685-1230 ext. 2276 or 2278
    San Ramon Valley Center: 925-866-1822 ext. 5110

San Ramon Valley Center San Ramon Valley Center
Want to get more from your college experience? Get involved!

The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is DVC's student government. Petitions to join will be available at the ASDVC Information Sessions and are due Thursday, September 9 by 4:30 p.m. to SRVC Student Services. For more information

Student clubs and organizations are formed each term. Attend a "How to Start a Club workshop" to start a new club or come to Club Days August 26 and September 1 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons to join a club. For more information.
Free reading and writing tutoring is available to all students in the SRVC Language Center, located in E-174. Fall 2010 hours are Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Appointments are recommended but not required. For more information.
The InquirerThe Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online!
Check us out in print or online at www.theinquireronline.com
Contra Costa Community College District Police Department Police 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.

Police Services on the San Ramon campus is located in W-102. Please contact our office, at 925-866-1822 ext. 5120.
Our mission statement
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning 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 learning. Complete mission statement