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August 10, 2011 

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Study Abroad
Educational Talent Search Program
Drug-free DVC

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

Store hours are:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Store will also be open Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Avoid lines and buy/rent online at www.bookcenter.dvc.edu it may take up to 72 hours to process web orders during the first two weeks of classes.

Beginning of term Buy Back dates are August 17-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.;
Friday, August 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

DVC daily parking permit machine Parking permit grace period
The grace period for the fall term will be August 12-19, 2011. Enforcement will begin on August 22, 2011. The grace period is for student permits only. All other parking regulations are in effect.

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InSite portal and InSite mail 


Critical deadlines and essential class information now ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.

Watch out! Be watchful...
Just a reminder to use extra vigilance in watching over your personal belongings. Thefts are common at this time of the year and we don't want it to happen to you. Please keep your belongings safely under watch at all times

Important admission and registration dates

August 12 - Fall term begins. View fall important dates (pdf)

August 12-25 - Late enrollment - space available basis. Use online or telephone registration with late add code or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code.

August 25 - 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 1 through December 1 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

September 3-4 - College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes

September 5 - Holiday - Labor Day - college closed

September 9 - 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.

Additions to fall schedule Fall schedule
Still need a class? Many new sections were added.  Please see the list of new fall 2011 sections.

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.


Study Abroad in Florence, Italy Duomo Florence, Italy
Spring semester 2012 - January 28-April 27, 2012.
Information meeting Thursday, August 25, 2-3 p.m., LA-117.

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

The Florence program is offered by the Northern California Study Abroad Consortuim (NCSAC) in partnership with AIFS

Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program

The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks volunteer tutors and paid Teacher Assistants for fall 2011 and spring 2012.


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


Please visit our website for more information.


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.
Stay informed during an emergency!
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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.

Safety reminder

If you are faced with a potentially violent or dangerous situation on campus ...

First move to a safe location and then immediately contact Campus Police at: ext. 2333 from a campus phone, or 925-680-7000 from your cell phone. (Calling 911 from a cell phone will result in an unnecessary delay.)

Our Campus Police are highly trained to deal with a wide variety of situations involving students and visitors on campus.
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