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 DVC dates, deadlines, and more

July 11, 2012  

In this issue
Enrollment fee increase
Financial aid
Welcome Center needs volunteers
DVC Catalog
Vice President of Student Services
Get involved in student government
Pre-apprenticeship program
Study abroad in Florence
DVC garden
California state regulation
Dell student promotion
Commons update
Got e-waste?

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
June 18 - July 26
July 26
July 26
August 6
August 8

August 17 
AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins
Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
Last day of summer session
Fall campus hours begin (including Fridays)
Open/walk-in registration for all students (except special admit/concurrent high school students)
First day of instruction for fall semester

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
Spring break
Enrollment fee is now $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. Please continue to check your DVC InSitePortal email and www.dvc.edu/financialaid for processing updates. 

Spring break
The Welcome Center needs volunteers
The Welcome Center is looking for volunteers to assist fellow students during the busy "back to school" rush in August. Volunteers will receive a DVC t-shirt, lanyard and a "thank you" goodie bag. Qualified student volunteers who work for at least 10 hours will also receive first consideration for paid Student Ambassador positions and other student assistant jobs in the Welcome Center and Enrollment Lab. Student volunteers must attend an orientation meeting.  Visit www.dvc.edu/ambassadors for meeting dates and more information.
DVC financial aid The new 2012-13 DVC catalog is here!

Carry it in your smart phone or download it to your computer as a complete pdf or in sections; view it as a colorful, interactive flip book; or purchase the paperback book at the DVC Book Center.




Student Union
Vice President of Student Services 

Dear DVC students,
DVC is currently in the process of hiring a Vice President of Student Services. After the top candidates are selected, President Peter Garcia and the hiring committee would like to give all campus stakeholders the opportunity to provide input before making the final decision.
The final candidates will each make a brief presentation and answer audience questions.

Forums will be held Thursday, July 19 beginning at 1 p.m.
BFL Community Conference Room

For those who cannot attend, the presentations will be video recorded and links to each candidate's presentation and Q and A will be available on your InSite Portal page the morning following the forum, July 20th at 8 a.m. There will also be a survey link for each candidate, where you can provide your feedback.The video and survey links will be available through Sunday evening, July 22 at 6 p.m.

Student Union Get involved!

Get involved with student government and make a difference on campus!  See the DVC events calendar for information session dates and other deadlines beginning in August. Visit www.asdvc.org for more information about the Associated Students of DVC.

Spring break
DVC pre-apprenticeship program 

Are you interested in a career in the trades? DVC has a new pre-apprenticeship program that can help you prepare for the required exams for entrance into a variety of apprenticeship programs, research the many career opportunities in the trades, learn construction basics, and develop successful work-readiness skills. The pre-apprenticeship program is offered in the spring semester, but you can begin to prepare for success this fall. Contact Dona DeRusso, the project director, for more information or call 925-685-1230 ext 2716.

DVC financial aid Study abroad in Florence!
Florence: Spring 2013 January 26 - April 26 
Next meeting: Monday, July 16, 1 - 2 p.m., 
MA (Math) 109. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, studyabroad@dvc.edu

or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2735. 

DVC financial aid Visit the DVC garden
All are welcome to harvest edibles and flowers, or simply enjoy a walk through the garden.
This summer the DVC garden will be having a sale from 9:30 - noon on
Thursday, July 12, Tuesday, July 17, and Tuesday, July 24.
Many different types of nursery plants will be for available for purchase. For more information visit: www.dvc.edu/garden
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, please read this first! 

E-Waste Recycling EventOnly for students
Buy select Dell PC's - get an Xbox*
Student only offer: get an Xbox 360 4GB when you buy select Dell PCs. Go to www.dell.com/MPP or call 866-914-6083. Member ID: US1183668
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

E-Waste Recycling Event Got e-waste?
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. 56212.
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