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August 31, 2011 

In this issue
Financial Aid
Graduation 2012
Student Ambassadors
Career, Employment and Transfer Services
Student Life Office
San Ramon Valley Center
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
Got E-Waste?
Drug-free DVC

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Important admission and registration dates

 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.

September 23 - Holiday - Native American Day - college closed.  Saturday and Sunday classes are in session.


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

Commons Project UpdatesReminder:  Please watch for large vehicles on construction access road.
Get information on construction impacts and learn more about the project at www.dvc.edu/CommonsUpdates

DVC Book Center Book Center
Store hours are:
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

DVC Financial Aid
Financial Aid
Students who have applied for Financial Aid should check their Insite Portal email regularly for communications from the Financial Aid Office for directions on how to obtain additional required forms and view or print their Award Letter and any other miscellaneous financial aid communications.  All students inquiring about Financial Aid, file status updates, or with scheduled appointments must check-in at the Welcome Center.

Please note: An appointment is required to submit documents. To schedule an appointment, students may call 925-685-1230 ext. 3000 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Any general inquiries and/or Financial Aid status updates can be answered on a drop-in basis with a Financial Aid Coordinator. 
DVC graduates
Early registration opportunity for spring '12
September 1-December 1, 2011 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period.  Applications available online.
Early graduation for priority registration
For spring graduation apply by September 15. 
Students may apply for an early registration appointment by submitting an early application to graduate in the semester before their planned graduation date.  
DVC Student Ambassadors
Student Ambassador recruitment begins September 1
Would you like to share your enthusiasm about DVC with new and prospective students?  Student Ambassadors work in the Welcome Center, Enrollment Lab and San Ramon Student Services, helping new students navigate the enrollment process and providing referrals.  They also give campus tours, visit high school and provide presentations to prospective students.  Application materials will be available September 1 and completed application packets are due September 19.   For more information, visit www.dvc.edu/ambassadors.  
Career, Employment, and Transfer Services
Career, Employment, and Transfer Services
Meet 50 colleges in one day: Come to a Transfer Day!  Be sure to mark your calendar and attend a Transfer Day! For the first time ever, DVC has TWO Transfer Days:
* September 26, Pleasant Hill - Library Quad, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  More than 55 colleges have already confirmed.
* November 7, San Ramon - Learning Commons, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  More than 25 colleges have already confirmed.
* For a list of colleges attending, go to www.dvc.edu/transfer

Wondering about how to explore and plan your career?  Come by the new Career and Employment Services! Career and Employment Services has teamed up with Transfer Services to be your one-stop source for future planning.  We are located in the Counseling building.

Need a job? Employers are recruiting here on campus every Tuesday and Wednesday!  Come by the Library Quad and introduce yourself to an employer like Ross Dress for less, Walden Consulting, Ecosoft Technology to name just a few! Also check out the online job listings at www.dvc.edu/career.   
Margaret Lesher Student Union
Student Life Office
Represent the voice of the students!  Join the Associated Students (ASDVC) - your student government!  Information sessions are held in the Student Union building and are required for any student wishing to join the board.  Petitions are due September 6 by 5 p.m. and the mandatory retreat will be Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  For questions, contact Katerina Schreck at ASDVCPresident@dvc.edu.

Make the most of your college experience!  Get involved in a student organization!
  • Passionate about social networking, culture, economics or helping the community?
  • Want to connect to peers with similar career goals or recreational interests?
  • Looking to enhance your academic and social experience at DVC?
Then join OR start a student club on campus!  New club applications are being accepted through September 9, 2011 at 1 p.m.  Check out our student club website for more details on workshop days/time, lists of clubs and how to join! 
San Ramon Valley Center
San Ramon Valley Center
Transfer Day at San Ramon
November 7,  10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learning Commons
Come meet over 25 college representatives.  For a list of colleges attending, go to www.dvc.edu/transfer

Need a late start class?  Sign up for a Student Success class!  Counseling 120-9039 meets at SRVC on Mondays and Wednesdays 1 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Starts September 7,  UC and CSU Transferrable.  
Duomo Florence, ItalyStudy Abroad in Florence, Italy
Spring semester 2012 - January 28-April 27, 2012.
Information meeting Wednesday, September 21, 2-3 p.m., LA-107.

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

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.
E-Waste Recycling EventGot E-Waste?  
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.  Drop off items Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) or San Ramon (back parking lot).  Visit www.noewaste.com for more information and list of accepted electronic items.
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!
Sign up to receive emergency email and/or text message alerts from DVC. These alerts will only be sent in the case of an actual emergency when the safety of our students and staff is at risk, or when we have to close campus for any reason. (At times, you may also receive a message as a test, at the same time that the monthly siren test is run. You will be notified that this is a test.) Please sign up at the following link:

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