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February 29, 2012  

In this issue
Graduation 2012
Student Life Office
DVC Book Center
Photo of the Week Contest
Culinary Arts
Summer Job / Internship Fair
San Ramon Campus
Architecture Lecture Series
California State regulation changes for courses repeats
Dell Member Program
Got E-Waste?
Commons update

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
Now thru March 30A.A./A.S. degree or certificate filing period
Applications available online or in Admissions and Records Office.
March 1-April 15Graduation filing period for fall 2012 to be considered for the early registration option. File by April 15. For information on criteria: www.dvc.edu/grads
April 2-8Spring Recess - no Saturday or Sunday classes

Men's basketball Men's basketball NorCal Regionals
DVC defeated Chabot College (74-48) and advances to the 3rd round.  Join us tonight as DVC hosts Fresno City College, Wednesday, February 29 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.  more...
The InSite Portal and WebAdvisor will be unavailable next Sunday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m.


InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information now ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
WebAdvisor goes mobile with MOX WebAdvisor goes mobile!

Download MOX, the mobile WebAdvisor app, and begin doing more from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, or Blackberry!

Just search for MOX in your smartphone's app store and get mobile!

DVC graduates Graduation 2012

Graduation Speaker application period

February 1-April 10, 2012

Students may apply, and faculty and staff may recommend.  Must be a 2011-12 graduate/candidate (summer 2011, fall 2011, spring 2012). Applications available online or in Vice President's Office.


Early registration opportunity

Fall 2012 graduates: March 1-April 15, 2012

Click here for more information.


A.A./A.S. degree and certificate of achievement/accomplishment filing period

January 23-March 30, 2012

Applications available online or in Admissions and Records Office.


Attention transfer candidates

If you are transferring to a 4-year college and wish to participate in the DVC Graduation Ceremony on May 25, 2012, you must complete the Petition for Certificate of Achievement and submit it to Admissions and Records by March 30, 2012.

Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office

March in March!

Students can pick up the waiver packet to join the student government in the annual March in March, which will be Monday, March 5 in Sacramento at the Capitol.  Waivers are due by Wednesday, February 29 at 4 p.m. to the Student Life Office.  Buses will depart from Lot 8 at DVC on March 5 at 7:30 a.m. and return to campus by 3 p.m.  Snacks will be provided.  For more information, contact Alex Silva at [email protected].

DVC Book Center DVC Book Center
Sell back your books for top dollar!  Online.  Anytime. 
Missed buyback? Don't want to wait for the next one? You can sell your books online now!

Visit our website: www.bookcenter.dvc.edu
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. New photo each Monday!

Check out the latest photo as well as past winners.
Culinary Services Culinary Arts department
Culinary services are now open on campus:
Pastry ShopMonday-Thursday8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Express BarMonday-Thursday11 a.m.-1 p.m.
NorsemanTuesday-Thursday11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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11th annual Partnership for Success Summer Job and Internship Fair Career, Employment, and Transfer Services
11th annual Partnership for Success
Summer Job and Internship Fair
Co-Sponsored by Diablo Valley College and
Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District
March 27, 2012, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Trophy Room
San Ramon Campus San Ramon Campus
* 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
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 Mark Anderson on March 1, Katherine Miller on March 12, Patricia Alarcon on March 15, and John Faichney on April 19. All lectures are in ET-112 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information contact: [email protected] 
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 

Dell logo Need a new computer for school?
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
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