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 Important dates, deadlines, and  information for fall 2012

August 8, 2012 

In this issue
Courses to consider
George Miller visits DVC
Enrollment fee increase
Tutors needed
Scholarships available
Get involved in ASDVC
Join a club
Vice President of Student Services
DVC dental services
Pre-apprenticeship program
San Ramon Campus
Study abroad in Florence
DVC garden
California state regulation
Commons update
Campus Alert System

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
August 8Open/walk-in registration for all students (except special admit/concurrent high school students)
August 9Begin new and returning special admit/concurrent high school students registration grades 11 and 12
August 17Classes begin
August 17-30Late enrollment - space available basis
August 30Last day to add a full-term class; Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees
August 31Last day to request a refund for the student activity fee; Last day to drop a full-term class without a "W" appearing on transcript
September 1-3Holiday - Labor Day - college closed
September 4AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins now through December 3
AA/AS Application  or  Certificate Application
September 14Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
September 28Holiday - Native American Day - college closed

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
courses to consider
Got a hole in your schedule?
If you are looking for a class to fill your schedule, DVC has some great courses that still have openings! Your academic counselor can offer advice on what's right for you based on your academic goals. Visit:  www.dvc.edu/coursesToConsider
George Miller
Congressman Miller to host Deferred Action Summit 
Join Congressman Miller and federal officials on Saturday August 18, 2012 to learn more about President Obama's Deferred Action Policy for undocumented young people ages 16 to 30. All interested students, and community leaders are welcome to attend. Information and resources for applicants will be available. 
What: DREAMers: Deferred Action Summit
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: The Forum (next to Parking Lot 3) Diablo Valley College 
fee increase
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
TRIO Tutors needed for fall and spring 2013 

Tutors needed to work with low income middle and highs schools students. Educational Talent Search seeks volunteer tutors to work on the DVC Campus and Upward Bound seeks paid tutors to work at local high schools. Tutors are needed in math, English, science, history and Spanish to assist students with homework, Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for fall and spring terms beginning September 17. Please contact Jackqueline Jones-Castellano at [email protected]  

scholarship Scholarships 

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2013. One application and two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships. You must be enrolled in 6 units in the fall 2012 and 6 units in spring 2013. Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.
The application period is September 1, 2012 through noon on February 4, 2013.  Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office for other opportunities.   

Student Union Want to make a difference?

Get involved on campus! Students interested in making positive changes on campus and in our state for California Community College students are welcome to join the Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC). Information sessions will be conducted between August 21 and September 4 in the Margaret Lesher Student Union Building. Petitions are due by September 6th and a mandatory retreat will take place on September 7 and 8.
For dates, times and more information, see the DVC Events Calendar.  

Student Union Join a student club! 

Enhance and enrich your DVC experience by getting involved with the campus student club program! It gives you wonderful opportunities to: develop valuable leadership skills, participate in entertaining events and programs, connect with peers who share your personal interests and/or career goals, and have an overall AMAZING time! Join a student club on campus this fall! Check out our student club website for more details on club workshop days/time, lists of clubs, and how to join!  

Student Union
New Vice President of Student Services 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Newin Orante is DVC's new Vice President of Student Services. Newin is currently working at Laney College as the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. He also worked at Los Medanos College as the Dean of Student Development and as the EOPS/CARE Director. He is scheduled to officially join us on September 1.  

Dental Services
Low cost, high quality dental care 

The  DVC Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to receive dental hygiene services provided by dental hygiene students. Fees in the clinic range from $10 (cleaning for a child 12 and under) to $55 for a "deep cleaning" for an adult. Regular maintenance cleanings for adults are $25. Radiographs (x-rays) range from $10 for check-up films, to $25 for a full set.

The clinic is in the Life Sciences Building, LHS-102. Please call 925-685-1230 ext. 2534 to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation to see if you might qualify to be a teaching case.

Career in trades
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 term, 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.

San Ramon
San Ramon Campus

Open classes at DVC San Ramon Campus! San Ramon courses to consider   
Financial aid drop-in hours at the San Ramon Campus 
Study Abroad Study abroad in Florence!
Florence: Spring 2013 January 26 - April 26 
Meeting: Wednesday, August 29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., LA 107. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, [email protected]

or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2735. 

DVC garden Visit the DVC garden
The DVC garden will be open each Friday from 9:30 a.m.-noon, from August through November, for anyone who wishes to visit or harvest.
Nursery plants will be for sale -- herbs, fall vegetables, succulents,geraniums, miniature ivies, and much, much more.
To learn about our fall bulb sale or to request a bulb order form, send an email or leave a message at 925-685-1230 ext. 1554. 
For more information visit: www.dvc.edu/garden
non-repeatable courses
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! 

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. 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