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March 28, 2012  

In this issue
Counseling services
Graduation 2012
Student Life Office
Financial Aid
San Ramon Campus
Photo of the Week Contest
Register to Vote
Architecture Lecture Series
California State regulation changes for courses repeats
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.
Now thru 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
April 27Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript

Important WebAdvisor Alert


WebAdvisor will be unavailable during spring break from Friday, March 30, 6 p.m. until
Monday, April 9
, 9 a.m.

The InSite Portal will still be available, and you will be able to access your class sites and InSite mail. You will NOT be able to conduct registration, payment and other transactions using WebAdvisor.


The calendar on your portal page will not function and portions of the InSite Portal will display error messages.


We apologize for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we work to upgrade our systems.


InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
Spring break Spring break hours
Road to success Effective summer 2012:
enrollment fee is $46 per unit
What costs less than a tank of gas, but will take you much further?

Even at the new cost of $46, each college unit you earn toward a degree or certificate from DVC will take you much further than a tank of gas, and the journey will be much more interesting along the way!


With a college degree you can earn enough money to keep up with rising costs, and still afford to put gas in your car!


Don't let rising costs be your excuse to not get a higher education. Rising costs is one of the reasons why you need one!

DVC counseling services Planning to transfer to UC Davis fall 2013? 
Read about requirement changes for  transferring to the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davismore...
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DVC graduates Graduation 2012

Graduation Speaker application deadline
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 have completed the IGETC or CSUGE transfer pattern, you are eligible for a certificate of achievement in transfer studies, and may participate in the DVC Graduation Ceremony on May 25, 2012. If you have not already done so, you have until March 30, 2012, to submit a Petition for Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies to Admissions and Records.


Graduation Memories

Please complete the survey: Graduation Memories  

Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office
Elect your student representatives!  ASDVC elections will be held March 28 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Student Union Conference Room (Pleasant Hill Campus) and the Learning Commons (San Ramon Campus).  Students need to be currently enrolled in classes for spring 2012 and have a photo ID with them in order to vote.  Students will vote on whether or not to authorize a $1 student representation fee and ASDVC officers for 2012-13.


The Student Activity Fee is a voluntary fee that allows the ASDVC (student government) to contribute funding to programs such as the textbook on reserve program, which allows students to check out course textbooks for use in the library. The fee also allows ASDVC to provide co-curricular programs for students, cultural activities, leadership opportunities and scholarships. The fee is charged at the time of registration but students may request a refund of the fee each semester. Forms are available at the Cashier's Office, the Student Life Office or online at www.dvc.edu/SAFrefund. The form must be submitted in person or by mail to the Cashier's Office within the first two weeks of instruction for a full semester class, or before 10% of the class time for a short-term class.  Refund checks will be issued monthly after the first two weeks of instruction each semester.
DVC financial aid Financial Aid Workshops
April 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and April 26, 2-4 p.m.


It's not too late to submit your FAFSA for 2012-2013. Come to this workshop to receive assistance on completing your FAFSA application online. Please bring with you your Social Security number and 2011 taxes and W2s (also your parents' if you are a dependent student).

San Ramon Campus San Ramon Campus

The San Ramon Campus will be holding their annual Career and Major Night on Tuesday, April 10 from 6-8 p.m. in room 212.  This event will feature several professionals in a variety of careers talking about their work and what prepared them for what they do. There will be a question and answer session immediately following the presentations.

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.
Register to Vote Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? The California Presidential Primary Election is June 5, 2012. For information on how to register and eligibility.
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 lecturer is John Faichney on April 19. All lectures are in ET-112 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information contact: dvc.archi.lectureseries2012@gmail.com 
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
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