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December 7, 2011 

In this issue
Counseling servces
Financial Aid
Scholarship program
Student Life Office
Study Abroad in Barcelona
Career, Employment, and Transfer Services
New certificates/degrees
California State regulation changes for courses repeats
Commons update

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
December 12-18Final exams.  See schedule
December 14Spring 2012 registration begins for new matriculated and returning students online only (available 24/7).  Returning students who have missed more than one year will need to reapply.
December 21-January 2Winter recess - college closed
January 16Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - college closed
January 21Spring 2012 classes begin

Extended library hours
Thanks to funds raised by ASDVC, the library will be open extra hours during December.  View extended library schedule flyer
Monday, December 5-Thursday, December 88 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, December 98 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, December 1012-4 p.m.
Monday, December 128 a.m.-10 p.m.
Search spring schedule online
Looking ahead to spring?

Spring schedule is now online

Flip through spring class listing 


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

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information now ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
DVC Book Center DVC Book Center
Pleasant Hill Campus

Textbook buyback:  December 12-16
Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m.-3 p.m


Return your rentals: Last day to return fall rental books and avoid penalties is Monday, December 19 at 6 p.m. The bookstore will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 19.


December store hours: Monday through Thursday - 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, December 19 we will close at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, December 20 we will close at 3 p.m. The store will be closed for winter break December 21-January 2, 2012. January 3-13, 2012 hours will be 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.


Website open for sales: Spring 2012 books available for purchase on the DVC Bookstore website. No orders will be shipped December 19-January 9.

DVC counseling services
Counseling services

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. UC Berkeley Oski mascot For more information, contact Mark Isham, misham@dvc.edu, in the Counseling Center by December 14. Hurry! Participation forms are due no later than noon Wednesday, January 4, 2012! No late forms will be accepted.

DVC financial aid
Financial Aid

It's not too late to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov or turn in paperwork for those of you that have already completed the FAFSA. Please schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Coordinator if you are submitting paperwork by calling 925-685-1230 ext. 3000. If you have general financial aid questions, please check in at the Welcome/Information Center for a drop-in visit Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or Tuesday, from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

DVC scholarship
DVC Scholarship program

Scholarship deadline is February 2, 2012 at noon.

Each application must include two letters of recommendation to be considered. One application can qualify for multiple scholarships. Thousands of dollars are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2012 through the Scholarship Program. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office in the Student Services Center for other scholarship opportunities.

Margaret Lesher Student Union
Student Life Office

Get involved! Join the Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC). Petitions to join the student government are available beginning January 24 and are due February 10 at noon in the Student Life Office. Interested students must attend an ASDVC Info Session. For dates and times and more information, go to www.asdvc.org or email ASDVCParliamentarian@dvc.edu.


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 instructions are available online, www.dvc.edu/SAFrefund, Pleasant Hill Campus Cashier's Office, Student Life Office, Welcome/Information Center, and San Ramon Campus Admissions and Records Office.

Barcelona, Spain Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Fall 2012 - September 8 - December 7, 2012 


Application deadline is Friday, May 11, 2012

Enroll now and save your spot.



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

Career, Employment, and Transfer Services Career, Employment, and Transfer Services

Safeway Hiring Event!

The new Safeway on Contra Costa Blvd, just down from DVC, is hiring 200 employees for their Grand Opening.  



To be considered:

  1. Apply online: www.careersatsafeway.com
    Under "Future openings", select  Safeway Store # 1541,
    1978 Contra Costa Blvd.  
  2. Come to one of two hiring events on-campus.
    January 4 or January 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    DVC Cafeteria/Trophy Room

Career, Employment, and Transfer Services is happy to help with résumé reviews and interview prep through the month of December. Click here to see our current hours: www.dvc.edu/career  

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.
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 

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

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.
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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