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September 1, 2010 
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Student Life Office
Student Ambassador
Transfer Center
Scholarship program
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
Study Abroad
Disability Support Services
San Ramon Valley Center
Register to Vote
Drug-free DVC

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Important admission and registration dates

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

September 24 - Native American Day holiday - college closed.  Saturday classes are in session

Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office
Make the most of your college experience!  Get involved in a student organization!

Club Day is today, September 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Quad!  The deadline to renew or start a club is  September 10 by 1 p.m.  For more information, contact the Student Life Office at ext. 2095 or [email protected]

ASDVC is your student government!  Petitions are due today at 4:30 p.m. and meetings are every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room, beginning September 14.  For more information, go to www.asdvc.org.
Brown Bag workshops are free and open to all! The first workshop is "Survey of Printmaking," Presenter: Toru Sugita (location: ART-101) on September 9 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
College Success Workshops can enhance your academic success!  Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.  View calendar of events.
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.

Transfer Center Transfer Center
UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) filing period is underway
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 also meet with a DVC counselor before the deadline.  To make your appointment, stop by the Counseling Office or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2276 or 2278. Apply before September 30, 2010 at:     uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu

If you need help filling out the online form, stop by the Transfer Center computer lab for TAG assistance with a DVC counselor.  Click here for a list of lab dates and hours.
Fall 2011 UC personal statement workshops coming soon!
UC Personal Statement Workshops are being planned to help you with tips on how to write a winning personal statement. Watch for signup dates in October and November posted on our website, in the Counseling building and in display cases on campus. 
UC application website opens in October
The UC application website will open in October in preparation for the November 1-30 filing period for fall 2011 admission.  Students can start their application in October and then submit online during the filing period. The Transfer Center computer lab will be open during business hours to help you with filling out the online application. 
Check out private California university application filing periods at www.aiccu.edu.  Stop by the Transfer Center if you need help in determining filing periods for any of your college choices.
Transfer Day is Monday, October 4, 2010!
Transfer Day is a perfect opportunity to meet with 4-year college representatives to discuss transfer opportunities.  Join us in the main Quad at the Pleasant Hill campus from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to meet with over 50 college and university representatives on campus to answer your transfer questions. For a current list of who's coming, stop in the Transfer Center.
Transfer Center coming to San Ramon Valley Center!
Do you have transfer questions?  A Transfer Center representative will be in the Learning Commons at the San Ramon Valley Center to answer your transfer questions.  No appointment needed - simply drop in between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
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.

Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic 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.
Study Abroad in Florence Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Spring term 2011 - Florence, Italy - January 30 - April 29, 2011

Informational meetings:
  • Thursday, September 2, 3-4 p.m. in H-108
  • Monday, September 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in H-107
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2-3 p.m. in  H-109
For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, [email protected], 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
Disability Support Services (DSS) has been devastated by budget cuts and is currently seeking volunteer note takers. 

If you're interested in supporting a fellow student with a disability as a volunteer note taker please contact Lisa Martin at [email protected] or call her at 925-685-1230 ext. 2607.
San Ramon Valley Center San Ramon Valley Center
Make the most of your college experience!  Get involved in a student organization!

SRVC Club Day is today, September 1 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons!  The deadline to renew or start a club is  September 10 by 1 p.m.  For more information, contact [email protected]
A financial aid counselor will be available for drop-ins and appointments at SRVC from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. on September 9.  Drop-in appointments will be available.  Please come to the Admissions and Records window with a photo ID to be checked in.  Scheduled appointments are available to students who have submitted a FAFSA and are having problems with the documentation they need to submit or who are submitting appeals. Students can schedule an appointment at the SRC Admissions and Records Office or by contacting Rudolf Rose at [email protected].
Would you like a place where you can hang out with your friends on campus? Quiet rooms where you can study? Expanded food service? A bigger bookstore? Office space for clubs and student government? Come share your ideas and learn how you can get involved in getting a Student Center at SRVC! SRVC Student Center Meetings will be Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Learning Commons starting on September 13.  For more information, contact Yvonne Canada at [email protected].
SRVC wants YOU!! We need students who care about SRVC to get involved in participatory governance. Give input into matters that affect your college education including budget processes, student services and educational programs offered by the College. Meetings will be Mondays from 12-12:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons starting September 13. For more information, contact Yvonne Canada at [email protected].
Career and Employment Services will be on campus September 1 from 10 a.m.-noon.  Stop by the Admissions Office for a drop-in visit the first Wednesday of every month!
Register to Vote Register to Vote
You must register to vote by October 18 to vote in the November 2, 2010 Statewide General Election.  You can register to vote on the web at: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm
Drug-free DVC Drug-free DVC
DVC students are advised and cautioned against the possession, use, manufacture or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs while on campus or while participating in field trips, athletic competitions or any events sponsored by the college.  Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary consequences such as suspension.  For a description of the effects and health risks of alcohol abuse or drug use, please visit www.dvc.edu/policies/alcohol-drugs , where you will also find information about the applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law.  For additional information about treatment resources, please contact the Dean of Student Life in the Student Union building or visit with a counselor.
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