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February 2, 2011 
In this issue
DVC Book Center
Admissions and Records Office
Summer 2011 schedule
Insite Portal
Graduation 2011
Transfer Center
Division offices on the move
Whistling Vivaldi Project
The ART of DVC marketing
Viking Alumni Association

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Important admission and registration dates

Now through February 4 - Late enrollment - space available basis

Now through March 31 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

February 4 - Last day to add a full-term class; last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees

February 17 - 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

February 18-21 - Holiday - Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays - college closed - no Saturday or Sunday classes

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Please create a new account, and fill out your contact information. To receive text messages, please click on the "Mobile device" tab behind the default "Email" tab.

DVC accreditation status

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges sent a letter to President Garcia stating, "the Commission acted to remove Probation and reaffirm accreditation." The letter, dated January 31, 2011, and the ACCJC Follow Up Report can be found on our accreditation page.

Safety reminder

Just a reminder to use extra vigilance in watching over your personal belongings. A number of thefts have been reported, and we don't want it to happen to you. Please keep your belongings safely under watch at all times.
DVC Book Center DVC Book Center
Now available:  Textbook rentals  Save money by renting your textbooks.  Details at the DVC Book Center.
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DVC Admissions and Records Office Admissions and Records Office
New online service available!
Need to order an official transcript? DVC now offers online service. Just log on to WebAdvisor and under "Academic Services" click on "Official Transcript Request." You can also track the status of your request.
Search summer schedule online Looking ahead to summer?
Summer 2011 searchable schedule is now online.

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.

Check WebAdvisor for your summer registration dates.

Insite Portal beta Insite Portal
Get all of your student information in one place! Visit your Insite Portal page.

View your class schedule, important announcements from the admissions office, DVC news, and even great campus photos! Use the feedback link to let us know what you think and how we can make it better. Go to WebAdvisor from the DVC home page and then click on the "Try it now" button in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Student e-mail available in February 2011!
You may have heard that the College District is preparing to launch Live@edu - an e-mail service for students made possible through a program with Microsoft. Beginning Feb. 15, e-mail accounts will be created for all current students. During this process, your password to the InSite Portal and WebAdvisor will be reset to your six digit date of birth (mmddyy). Log in to the portal to get more details and instructions about the e-mail program.
DVC graduates Graduation 2011
Jan. 24-March 31, 2011 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period Visit www.dvc.edu/grads for more graduation information.

Feb. 1-April 15, 2011 - Graduation Speaker application period. Students may apply, and faculty and staff may recommend. Applications available online or in the Vice President of Student Services Office.

May 27, 2011, 7 p.m. - Graduation ceremony in Viking Stadium at DVC, Pleasant Hill Campus (weather permitting). The commencement ceremony and celebration are open to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2010, or spring 2011. 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. Please take a few moments to complete the Graduation Memories form. Thank you... and congratulations!
Transfer Center Transfer Center
College representatives visiting DVC
Find out when college representatives will be visiting campus this semester. Check the calendar regularly as colleges are added daily.

Transfer Center comes to San Ramon Valley Center!
Do you have transfer questions? The Transfer Center Coordinator will be in the Learning Commons at the San Ramon Valley Center on the first Wednesday of each month to answer your transfer questions. No appointment needed - simply drop in between 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

CSU documentation requests for fall 2011 applicants
Each campus will be submitting requests for information independent of other campuses so be sure to check your email each day. Stop by the Transfer Center if you have questions.

UC campuses do not request transcripts
University of California will use the UC Application Updates completed Jan. 31, 2011 in evaluating admission for fall 2011 applicants. They do not require transcripts to be sent.
DVC division offices on the move DVC division offices on the move
The division offices for Applied and Fine Arts and for Math and Computer Science and Business Education have moved.

Telephone extensions and email addresses are unchanged. Please take note of the new locations.


Old Location

New Location

Applied and Fine Arts

Humanities Building H-112

Business/Foreign Language Building BFL-204

Business Education

Business/Foreign Language Building BFL-204

Math Building MA-267

Math and Computer Science

Business/Foreign Language Building BFL-204

Math Building MA-267

Whistling Vivaldi Project Whistling Vivaldi Project
The first two Whistling Vivaldi Project events will be on Thursday, Feb. 10 in the BFL Community Conference Center:

The DVC Data and Beyond by Mohamed Eisa, Dean of Planning, Research and Student Outcomes, is a thorough case study of the data, root causes, and possible solutions for narrowing the achievement gap at our college, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Expanding Equity in Higher Education presented by Deanna Cherry, Center for Urban Education (CUE), examines ways we can work with students on an equity rather than a deficit minded approach. This presentation is associated with the DVC College Success Inquiry project, 3-5 p.m.

Attendance slips will be available to students.

Check out the webpage for additional spring events and resources: www.dvc.edu/whistlingvivaldi
DVC Library exhibit: the ART of marketing DVC Library presents
The ART of DVC marketing  You've seen (and heard) our work and probably never realized the marketing department was responsible for creating it. See posters and other art work designed by DVC marketing staff for the DVC community.
Exhibit dates: Feb. 3-May 20, 2011
Reception: Thursday, March 2, 3-4:30 p.m. in L-218
Stay in touch, involved, and informed DVC's Viking Alumni Association

Join the DVC Viking Alumni Association now.
Stay informed and connected to the college community. Membership is free.  Visit www.dvc.edu/alumni 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