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 DVC dates, deadlines, and more

May 16, 2012  

In this issue
Enrollment fee increase
Financial Aid
Extended library hours
Graduation 2012
Study Abroad
Tutors needed
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
May 19-25Final exam schedule 
May 25Last day of classes - Graduation
May 28Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed
June 18Summer session begins

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
Spring break 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.
Visit: www.dvc.edu/payforcollege
DVC financial aid Financial Aid 2012-13 processing
2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

Due to extenuating technical issues, the processing of 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be delayed. The Financial Aid Office is working diligently to resolve these issues. We hope we will be able to begin awarding students by mid-June. Please continue to check your DVC InSitePortal email and www.dvc.edu/financialaid for processing updates. 

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!
Mon-Thurs: May 14 - May 22, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 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 the DVC Book Center

May 16 - 25, 2012. The graduation letter sent in early May would have included 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 CASHEnd of the semester textbook buyback will be conducted Monday, May 21st - Friday May 25th. Hours are: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 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 and Florence!
Barcelona: Fall 2012 September 8 - December 7 
Come see a special film screening of : El Clįsico - More Than A Game and learn more about the Study Abroad in Barcelona program. 

Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. MA 101

Thursday, May 17 at 5 p.m. MA 101

Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 18, 2012 Enroll now and save your spot!


Florence: Spring 2013 January 26 - April 26 

Next meeting: Wednesday, May 16 at 2 - 3 p.m. LA 120

For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, studyabroad@dvc.edu, or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2735. 

San Ramon Campus Educational Talent Search Program
DVC seeks math tutors for summer 2012! 
Math tutors are needed to work with local middle and high school students.  Interested students should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu  Time needed: Monday - Thursday, June 19 - July 19 at 9:30-10:30 a.m., 
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