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September 28, 2011 

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New certificates/degrees
Scholarship program

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Important admission and registration dates

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

November 11 - Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed.  Saturday and Sunday classes are in session.

November 18 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript.


Are you currently enrolled in a class that you
have already attempted in a prior semester,
but did not complete successfully?


Thinking of dropping or withdrawing from that class?  California State regulations regarding the ability to repeat non-repeatable  credit courses have changed, and it will affect your ability to repeat classes! Find out more: www.dvc.edu/CourseRepeats 


InSite portal and InSite mail 


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

Campus alert! Campus alert...

The City of Pleasant Hill will be putting a microsurfacing (slurry) seal on the streets in the College Park Subdivision on September 28, 29 and 30.  Viking Drive from Contra Costa Boulevard to Ruth Drive will be done on Saturday, October 1, 2011.  There will be street closures in affect in this neighborhood on these dates.  The No Parking signs will be going up no later than Monday, September 26, 2011.  Local residents will be notified of street closures by hand delivered flyers of the specific dates their streets will be closed, however a lot of DVC students park in this neighborhood and will also be affected. 

DVC addendum 2011-12
New program certificates and degrees
DVC has added program certificates and/or degrees in computer science, geology, math, psychology, sociology and speech. Check out the 2011-2012 catalog addendum online for details.
DVC scholarship
Scholarship program

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2012. One application and two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships. Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.


The application period is October 1, 2011 through noon on February 2, 2012. Stop by the DVC Scholarship office for other opportunities.

DVC Counseling Center
Counseling and Career, Employment, and Transfer Services

A reminder that beginning October 1, students can file an application for transfer to the CSU system by going online to www.csumentor.org. The deadline to file for the CSU system is November 30. Applications for transfer to the UC system will be accepted beginning November 1 and no later than November 30. The application for the UC system can be found at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/transfer.

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

San Ramon Valley Center
San Ramon Valley Center
College Success Workshops - Join us and learn about time management, strategies for test taking, personal statements for college applications and more!

CSUEB is coming to SRVC...Do you have questions about the application process? When is the deadline? How about the major that you're interested in? Make an appointment to see Annie Chandler.


Interested in financial aid? Here's your chance to meet the specialist. View drop in schedule.

Transfer Day at San Ramon
Save the date: November 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learning Commons
Come meet over 25 college representatives.
Study abroad in Cuba Study Abroad in Cuba
Winter break: December 27, 2011 - January 11, 2012.
Informational brochure with application form. Applications and final payment due November 27.

For more information, contact Prof. Lenore Gallin, lgallin@dvc.edu, PL-105/FO-129, or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2397 or 2772. 

E-Waste Recycling EventGot E-Waste?  
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.  Drop off items this 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.
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