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September 29, 2010 
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Scholarship program
Transfer Center
Counseling Center
Financial Aid
Study Abroad
Student Life Office
Information Center
Educational Talent Search
Got E-Waste?
Become an alum
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Important admission and registration dates

Now through December 1 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

November 12 - Veteran's  Day holiday - college closed

November 19 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript

November 25-28 - Thanksgiving weekend holiday - college closed, no Saturday/Sunday classes.  Classes resume November 29.

White House Summit on Community College
On October 5, 2010 Dr. Jill Biden will chair the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. President Obama asked Dr. Biden to convene this event to highlight the critical role that community colleges play in developing America's workforce and reaching our educational goals.  Our district chancellor, Helen Benjamin, has been invited to attend.

Find out how you can participate!  www.whitehouse.gov/CommunityCollege

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 plus two letters of recommendation can qualify for multiple scholarships.  Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.
The application period is Oct. 1, 2010 through noon on Feb. 2, 2011. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office for other scholarship opportunities.

Transfer Center Transfer Center
Transfer Day is Monday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us in the main Quad on the Pleasant Hill campus to meet with over 50 college and university representatives to answer your transfer questions.  Click here for a list of confirmed colleges.

CSU application filing period begins Oct. 1
The CSU application filing period is Oct. 1-Nov. 30, 2010 for fall 2011. Visit the Transfer Center to prepare your application or go to www.csumentor.edu.  CSU East Bay is accepting TAG agreements for fall 2011 admission. Schedule an appointment with a DVC counselor to sign an agreement.

Fall 2011 UC Personal Statement Workshops coming soon!
Workshops with tips on how to write a winning personal statement. Watch for signup dates in October and November.
UC application website opens Oct. 1
Start your UC application in October and then submit online during the Nov. 1-30 filing period for fall 2011 admission. The Transfer Center computer lab will be open during business hours to help you.
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 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.
Counseling Center Counseling Center
Counseling appointments
Students may schedule a counseling appointment through our website, www.dvc.edu/counseling/esars         

ESARS - Counseling Appointment Program for DVC students who have only attended Diablo Valley College. You must have a Student ID number to use this program. If you do not know your student ID number, please go to the DVC Admissions Office or the Information Center to obtain your ID number. Students may also schedule counseling appointments in person and over the phone, 925-685-1230 ext. 2276 or 2278.

A reminder from the Counseling Department to DVC students who would like to utilize a UC TAG for fall 2011 transfer Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. is the last time to submit a TAG application to any of the seven participating UC campuses.  To complete your TAG, please include fall 2010 courses that are in progress and spring 2011 course that are planned.  Please submit your TAG in a timely manner for there will be no consideration for TAGs submitted after the deadline.

Link to Transfer Center information on UC TAG
Link to UC TAG application:  uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu
DVC Financial Aid Financial Aid -- the deadline is coming up!
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, Oct. 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. For more information visit www.dvc.edu/financialaid/.
Study Abroad in Florence Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Spring term 2011 - Florence, Italy - January 30 - April 29, 2011

Change your life and study in Florence, Italy Spring 2011! Questions? Come to one of our informational meetings:
  • Contra Costa College - Wednesday, Sept. 29, 4-5 p.m. in SSC-113 B International Students Office
  • Los Medanos College - Thursday, Sept. 30, 1-2 p.m. in Library Conference Room #2
  • Diablo Valley College - Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. in  H-109
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.
Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office
Make the most of your college experience!  Get involved in a student organization!  View calendar of events.

Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 27, 2010 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Student Union Room 202

All in one flu shot and H1N1! Cost $20 

Pneumonia shot cost $40

Shots will be administered by a RN from Sutter Visiting Nurse Association, a non-profit community based health organization.  All proceeds from their flu shot clinics help support local home care and end of life cares services.

Checks should be made payable to: Sutter VNA

Information Center Information Center
Believe it or not, it's time to start planning for spring 2011. Do you have questions about how to make WebAdvisor work for you?

Stop by the Information Center and learn more about:
  1. Where to find your spring registration date
  2. Update your student records
  3. How to manage a waitlist
  4. How to use a late add code
  5. Where to find your grades
  6. How to print unofficial transcripts
  7. Verifying your class schedule
If you have visited the Information Center before, please consider completing our short five-question survey. Your candid responses will be used to improve our operation.
Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
Are you interested in becoming a math or science teacher at the secondary level? Want to gain experience working in a classroom environment. The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks Teacher Assistants for fall 2010 and spring 2011.

Teacher Assistants (TA) are needed to work with local middle and high school students. Students interested in being a TA should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.

Please visit our website for more information.

E-Waste Recycling Event Got E-Waste?
Free E-Waste recycling event in Pleasant Hill
Drop off items Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7.  List of accepted electronic items.

Visit www.noewaste.com for more information.

Become an alum Become an alum!
By joining the DVC Alumni Association you have the opportunity to stay connected to the college community. Membership is free. Visit www.dvc.edu/alumni for more information.
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
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