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 Important dates, deadlines, and  information for fall 2012

September 26, 2012 

In this issue
Financial Aid
CA Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla
Scholarship program
Tutors needed
Career and Employment Services
Catalog Addendum
Register to vote
Earn extra credit
San Ramon Campus
California State Regulation
Commons update
Campus Alert System

Diablo Valley College events calendar

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Important admission and registration dates
September 28

November 12
November 16

November 22-23
November 24-25
Now - December 3 
Holiday - Native American Day - college closed (Saturday and Sunday classes are in session)
Holiday -  Veterans Day - college closed
Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed
College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate

InSite portal and InSite mail 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
Financial aid announcements
Required tax documents: Students who are selected for verification by the Department of Education are now required to submit an official IRS Tax Transcript. IRS Tax Transcripts can be requested online and mailed out to the home address. Requests can be made online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946.
It's not too late! Students can still apply for financial aid! Visit the FAFSA webpage at www.fafsa.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA will determine eligibility for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver which waives DVC's $46 per unit enrollment fee for California residents. The FAFSA also determines a student's eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and other forms of Federal aid. Visit  www.dvc.edu/financialaid for more information about financial aid programs, processes and announcements.    
Sara Bonilla CA Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla
to visit DVC

Join Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla next Tuesday, October 2 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Trophy Room to learn more about the CA budget, budget process, how we got here, and the affects on education. She sits on the Assembly Budget and Education Committees.   

scholarship Scholarship program

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 six units in the fall 2012 and six 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.  

TRIO Tutors and future math and science teachers needed for fall 2012 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 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for fall and spring semesters beginning October 1st.  Future Math and Science Teachers needed to work as Teacher Assistants (TA) at local middle and high schools. Teacher Assistants must be interested in becoming a math or science teacher at the secondary level after college graduation. This is a paid position for domestic DVC students only. Must be available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a 2 to 3 hour block of time. Please contact Jackqueline Jones-Castellano at [email protected]  

Career and Employment Career and Employment Services

Visit us during one of our career workshops, each Tuesday from 11 a.m. - noon and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. in C-103, just off of the counseling lobby. Resume writing, job search, major exploration, interviewing tips and more! Like us on Facebook, visit us at www.dvc.edu/career or stop by our office located in the counseling building Monday-Thursday, 10-2 p.m. 

catalog addendum New catalog addendum

DVC has added program certificates and/or degrees in art, business, dance, engineering, philosophy, and steamfitting. Check out the 2012-2013 catalog addendum online for details.  

register to vote Register to vote

Are you registered to vote? Election day is November 6, 2012. Make your vote count! Information on how to register and eligibility.  

workshops Earn extra credit!

Attend one or more of our workshops and get an opportunity to earn extra credit!
College Success Workshops address a wide variety of academically related topics, including issues with writing, note taking, study skills and preparing for exams. Please check out the College Success Workshop schedule.
Brown Bag lectures are more personal or developmental in nature and are Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room. Review the Brown Bag schedule

San RamonSan Ramon Campus
Transferring to CSUEB? Make an appointment today For more information click here
Want to know more about student services at SRC? Great info and assistance are at your fingertips. 
Click here      
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
e-waste Got e-waste? 
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.
Drop off items Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) and in San Ramon (back parking lot). Visit
www.noewaste.com for more information and list of accepted electronic items. 
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