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 DVC dates, deadlines, and more

April 25, 2012  

In this issue
Enrollment Fee Increase
Financial Aid
Transfer Students
Extended Library Hours
Graduation 2012
Study Abroad
California State regulation changes for courses repeats
Register to Vote
Got E-Waste?
Commons update

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
April 27Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
May 19-25Final exams final exam hours
May 25Last day of classes - Graduation
May 28Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed


InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
Spring break Summer registration going on now! 
Check your InSite portal page for your registration date. 

Please note correction below:
Effective summer 2012: 

Enrollment fee will be $46 per unit.
If the fee increase is a significant hardship, the Financial Aid Office is here to help you. You may be surprised at the help that is available to you.

Please stop by or visit: www.dvc.edu/financialaid 
DVC financial aid Financial Aid
2012-2013 CCCApply Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application

At this time the Financial Aid Office is unable to import the 2012-2013 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Applications from the CCCApply system.  When the applications have been received and it has been determined that you are eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, your enrollment fees will retroactively be waived, eliminating the $46.00 per unit enrollment debt or if you have paid your enrollment debt in full, you will receive a refund.    

2012-2013 FAFSA Processing The processing of 2012-2013 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that was scheduled to begin in May has been delayed due to encountered technical difficulties.  

Announcements will be posted to the Financial Aid Web page for updates to both of these issues which can be accessed at financial aid announcementsFor students who have not yet completed the 2012-2013 FAFSA it's not too late!

Photo contest Good news for CSU admissions: Cal State East Bay will accept transfer students for Winter Quarter 2013.  Cal State East Bay will be the only CSU campus in the Bay Area accepting new students in January of 2013!
Cal State East Bay will accept applications from SELECT transfer students for Spring Quarter 2013.  See a Counselor for details. 
Cal State East Bay will accept transfer students for Summer Quarter 2013. Further information on admission deadlines will be provided closer to the opening of the application. Summer classes begin in late June.
DVC counseling services Extended library hours during finals week Thanks to funds raised by ASDVC, the library will be open an extra hour during finals week:
Monday, May 14-Tuesday, May 22nd, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, May 18 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

DVC graduates Graduation 2012

Visit www.dvc.edu/grads for more information.


Spring 2012 Graduation Ceremony

May 25, 2012, 7 p.m. at Viking Stadium (weather permitting)  Click  here for more information.


Student cap and gown sales at DVC Book Center

May 14 - 25, 2012. Graduation letter sent in early May will include details.

Graduation Memories

Please complete the survey: Graduation Memories  

Photo contest Textbooks
All spring 2012 textbook rentals must be returned to the bookstore no later than May 29 , 2012 to avoid penalties. Bring rental returns into the store to the main cash register area. Please do not bring them to the buyback counter during buy back.
Sell your books for CASH! End of the semester textbook buyback will be conducted  Monday May 21st through Friday May 25th. Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bring your books to the back of the bookstore. Buyback windows are near the Math building.  

San Ramon Campus Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Fall 2012 - September 8 - December 7, 2012 

Attend an upcoming Study Abroad Information meeting. Wednesday May 2, 3-4 p.m. Rm MA 104

Tuesday May 8, 3-4 p.m. Rm MA 105


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,  [email protected], 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 

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.
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