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November 16, 2011 

In this issue
Counseling servces
Financial Aid
Scholarship program
Pre-apprenticeship program
The annual O'Keefe Prize
Student Life Office
San Ramon Valley Center
New certificates/degrees
Got E-Waste?
Commons update

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
Now through December 1AA/AS degree or certificate filing period
November 18Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript.
November 24-27Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed. No Saturday/Sunday classes.
December 12-18Final exam schedule
December 21-January 2Winter recess - college closed

California State regulations have changed regarding the ability to repeat non-repeatable credit courses.


If you are thinking of dropping or withdrawing from a class that you have already unsuccessfully attempted in a prior semester, you need to read this!  www.dvc.edu/CourseRepeats 

Reminder:  Fall 2011 is the last semester telephone registration is available. The last day to use telephone registration is November 18.

Search spring schedule online
Looking ahead to spring?

Spring schedule is now online

Flip through spring class listing 


Spring important dates calendar 


Registration appointment information for spring 2012 is now available. Click on the InSite/ WebAdvisor link and go to "Registration" and "My Priority Registration Dates." 

DVC counseling services
Counseling services

Just a reminder that if you are having difficulty booking a counseling appointment at the Pleasant Hill campus, please check counseling availability at the San Ramon campus.  We will continue to do our best to serve you.


UC Berkeley Oski mascot Are you interested in taking an approved class at UC Berkeley for free in spring 2012? Visit this link and view the video to learn if you qualify: UCB concurrent enrollment. For more information, contact Mark Isham in the Counseling Center: misham@dvc.edu.


DVC financial aid
Financial Aid

Students who have completed the FAFSA application, check the Portal/WebAdvisor for directions on how to complete your financial aid file to be awarded.  If the Missing Information Letter is blank, please go to the Welcome/Information Center and see our Financial Aid Drop-In Coordinator for additional information.


For students who have not completed the FAFSA it is not too late!  Visit the application website at www.fafsa.gov to complete the 2011-2012 free application for financial aid.  

DVC scholarship
Scholarship program

The DVC Scholarship application period closes February 2, 2012 at noon.  DVC scholarships for fall 2012 are available to new, continuing, or transferring students.  A single application with two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships.


Visit the DVC Scholarship Office located in the Students Service Building for other scholarship opportunities.

Pre-apprenticeship program
Pre-apprenticeship program
Interested in a career in the trades?  Check out this pre-apprenticeship program in spring 2012 to prepare for the entrance exams for various apprenticeship programs.  Contact dderusso@dvc.edu for more info.

The O'Keefe Prize
English and Art Departments
Announcing the second annual O'Keefe Prize for Graphic Literature, a contest highlighting the best in comics art and writing. Open to all currently enrolled DVC students. For submission guidelines, judging considerations and information go to www.dvc.edu/OKeefePrize. Draft deadline is November 21 and 22. 
Margaret Lesher Student Union
Student Life Office
Student Activity Fee
The new voluntary $5 Student Activity Fee allows ASDVC (student government) to provide funding for student-related activities and services. Refund forms and process are available online, www.dvc.edu/SAFrefund, Pleasant Hill Campus Cashier's Office, Student Life Office, and Welcome/Information Center, and San Ramon Campus Admissions and Records Office.
San Ramon Valley Center
San Ramon Valley Center
College Success Workshops at San Ramon - Learn about time management, study styles, test taking strategies and much more!


Need financial aid information? Stop in for a visit with our specialist. View drop in schedule. 
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.
E-Waste Recycling EventGot E-Waste?  
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.  Drop off items Saturday, December 3, 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.
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



InSite portal and InSite mail 

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


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