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 DVC dates, deadlines, and more

January 18, 2012  

In this issue
Commons update
Scholarship program
Transfer Day
Career, Employment, and Transfer Services
Educational Talent Search
Student Life Office
DVC Track and Field Fundraiser Events
Study Abroad in Barcelona
California State regulation changes for courses repeats
Drug-free DVC

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
January 21Spring classes begin.
January 21-22Most Saturday and Sunday classes begin.  Check specific class listings for start dates. 
January 21-February 3 Late enrollments - space available basis.
Use online registration with late add code or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code. 
January 23-March 30AA/AS degree or certificate filing period
Applications available online or in Admissions and Records Office  
February 3 Last day to add a full-term class
Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees
Last day to request a refund for the student activity fee

DVC Book Center DVC Book Center

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information now ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
Commons Project UpdatesPlease watch for large vehicles on construction access road.
Get information on construction impacts and learn more about the project at www.dvc.edu/CommonsUpdates

4cd Alert
Campus Alert System
Your attention please... 

A loud siren will be heard throughout the DVC campuses the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.  This will be a test of our Campus Alert System.  There is nothing you need to do during a siren test. 

In the event of an actual emergency or crisis situation, the siren sound will continue for three minutes. Students and all campus personnel will be instructed to Shelter, Shut, and Listen.

For more details, please visit the Contra Costa Community College District website at  www.4cd.edu/alert.

Stay informed during an emergency! Sign up for emergency alerts
DVC scholarship
DVC Scholarship program

Scholarship applications deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 9, 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 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.


Transfer Day Transfer Day
Save the Date! NEW Spring Transfer Day!
Monday, February 6, 2012 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Diablo Room (cafeteria). CSU, UC, private and out of state colleges and universities will be in attendance. All college representatives will be ready to answer both domestic and international admission questions.
Career, Employment, and Transfer Services Career, Employment, and Transfer Services


Need a job?

There are over 100 paid and unpaid opportunities waiting for you on the DVC online job system!



This week, employers are seeking DVC students for:

  • marketing internships
  • laboratory technician positions
  • political internships
  • office assistant positions
  • retail sales positions
  • ...and more!

Visit us online and create your free account today!  www.dvc.edu/career 


Mark you calendars! Employer Information Sessions are here.

REI Information Session 

January 31, 2012, 2:30 p.m., C-103


US Mint Information Session

February 1, 2012, 2:30 p.m., Trophy Room  

Educational Talent Search Program
Educational Talent Search Program

The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks volunteer tutors and Teacher Assistants (TA) for spring and summer 2012.


Volunteer tutors and TAs are needed to work with local middle and high school students.  Students interested in being a volunteer tutor or TA should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu .


Please visit our website for more information.

Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office

Passionate about social networking, culture, martial arts or helping the community?


Want to make new friends OR connect with like minded peers?


Looking to enhance your academic and social experience at DVC?


Then join OR start a student club on campus!  Club involvement is a great way to gain real-world experience in your field, network, establish new friendships and draw more attention to your academic resume (think college applications).


Check out our student club website for more details on workshop days/time, lists of clubs and how to join! 

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.

DVC Track and Field Fundraiser Events
DVC Track and Field Fundraiser Events
On Friday, January 27, The Sports Basement will be having a DVC Fundraiser. Anyone who mentions DVC track and Field when they purchase items will receive 10% off and Sports Basement will donate 10% back to our DVC Track and Field team.

Poker Tournament DVC Track and Field Fundraiser Event
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Norseman Restaurant
Dinner prepared by the Norseman Chefs from 5-6:30 p.m. Beer and Wine available Tournament 7-11 p.m.
$70 Buy-in 1st place prize is $500.00,
Grand raffle prize is 40" LED flat panel Samsung TV.  Must be 21 or over to participate.
Get your tickets now! Contact spierson@dvc.edu or the athletics department for details.
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. 

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 

Drug-free DVC Drug-free DVC
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.
alerts 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