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 DVC dates, deadlines, and more

February 1, 2012  

In this issue
Scholarship program
Transfer Day
Photo of the Week Contest
John Lennon Educational Bus Tour
Dental Hygiene program
San Ramon Campus
Student Life Office
Architecture Lecture Series
DVC Track and Field Fundraiser
California State regulation changes for courses repeats
Got E-Waste?
Commons update
Drug-free DVC

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
Now through February 3Late enrollments - space available basis.
Use online registration with late add code or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code.
Now through March 30AA/AS degree or certificate filing period
Applications available online or in Admissions and Records Office.
February 3Last 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
February 17Holiday - Lincoln's Birthday - college closed
February 18-19Holiday - Presidents Weekend - no Saturday or Sunday classes
February 20Holiday - Washington's Birthday - college closed

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information now ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
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 through the Scholarship Program for DVC students who are continuing or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2012. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office in the Student Services Center for other scholarship opportunities.  

Transfer Day Transfer Day
Mark your calendar! DVC's NEW Spring Transfer Day is this 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 here ready to answer questions for both domestic and international students.  See who's coming!
Photo contest Photo of the Week Contest
Join us on Facebook and be the first DVC student to identify the campus location or landmark and win a DVC Book Center gift card.

Play begins Monday, February 6.
Musical notes John Lennon Educational Bus Tour
In conjunction with the DVC Music Department, the John Lennon Bus state-of-the-art mobile audio, video and production facility will be visiting DVC on Thursday, February 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., parking lot 1 outside the Music Building.
Dental Hygiene Teaching ClinicDVC 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.
San Ramon Campus San Ramon Campus
* CSUEB visiting SRC - 30 minute appointments are available. View flyer
* Financial Aid drop-in at SRC - view schedule
* Need help with your math homework? Visit the Math Lab - view schedule
* Reading and Writing Lab is open - make an appointment today
Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office

Join ASDVC!  Get involved in your student government and make a difference.  Attend an Information Session to learn more about what ASDVC does and what the requirements are to join.  Go to www.asdvc.org for more information or email ASDVCPar@dvc.edu 

Architecture Lecture Series Spring 2012
Architecture Lecture Series 2012
DVC's Architecture Program invites you to hear architects/professors present their work in the field of architecture, planning, landscape design or related fields.

Upcoming lecturers are Richard Brandi on February 9,  Raymond Neutra on February 16, Jeffery I. Keileh on February 27, and Mark Anderson on March 1.  All lectures are in ET-112 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  For more information: dvc.archi.lectureseries2012@gmail.com 
DVC Track and Field Fundraiser Events
DVC Track and Field Fundraiser
Poker Tournament

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.
View flyer 
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 

E-Waste Recycling Event Got E-Waste?
Commons Project Updates 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

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
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.
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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