Los Medanos CollegeAugust 2014


Welcome to Fall 2014 semester at LMC! The Student Services E-Newsletter is where you'll find the latest news about fun events on campus, programs and services, exciting opportunities, and important dates and deadlines.

We kick off the year with Mustang Madness, two weeks of fun and exciting activities on campus.  In this issue of the E-News, you will also find opportunities to get involved in student life, as well as a variety of  useful information to help you navigate the fall semester and succeed at LMC, so please read on.
Important Dates  
  • August 15 -- First day of Fall 2014 semester classes
  • August 15-28 -- Late enrollment on a space-available basis with late add code from instructor
  • August 28 -- Last day to drop full-semester classes and receive a  refund or credit
  • August 30 -- College closed, no Saturday classes
  • September 1 - Labor Day holiday, college closed
  • September 5 -- Last day to drop semester-length classes in person without a "W" appearing on transcript
  • September 7 -- Last day to drop semester-length classes on WebAdvisor without a "W" appearing on transcript
  • September 12 -- Last day to request Pass/No Pass for classes marked SC (student choice)
  • September 15 -- Last day to submit early Spring 2015 graduation application to receive early registration appointment for Spring 2015

  More important dates      


 Admissions News
Registration Reminder - Enrolling Late? 

Are you hoping to get into a class the first day it meets? Once a class begins, a late add code is required to enroll. Attend class on the first day and request a late add code from the instructor, then use the code to register for your class on WebAdvisor. The last day to add full-semester courses is August 28, so make sure you are  properly enrolled by that date.


Graduation Update

Diplomas for Spring 2014 graduates were mailed in late July. Please contact Admissions & Records if you have any questions.


Diplomas for Summer 2014 graduates are being processed and will be mailed by October 15. Check WebAdvisor to make sure the address you have on file with the college is correct. 


The Admissions Office will be accepting Fall 2014 graduation applications from August 15 through October 1. You may check your status through Student Planning on WebAdvisor or by speaking with a counselor.


For complete graduation information, refer to graduation policies.


Important Reminders for Student Veterans


Flags Enrollment Certification Request

Once you have registered for your fall courses, be sure to submit an "LMC Veteran's Enrollment Certification Request and Change Notification" to the Admissions and Records Office so your units can be certified through the Veterans Administration online system.  This form will also be used to notify LMC Veterans Services of any changes in unit status, courses, academic objective, withdrawals, and/or address.  Prompt submission of this form will ensure that all student veterans and dependents are certified in a timely manner. The form is available through the Admissions & Records Forms webpage. 


VA Education Plan

All student veterans and dependents must have a "VA Education Plan" on file in order to maintain your certification of benefits. If you do not have a current education plan on file and/or if you have recently changed your major and educational goal, call the Counseling Office at (925) 473-7449 to schedule a counseling appointment. Be sure to tell the person who makes your appointment that you have a VA file in the Admissions and Records Office.


Who is your Education Services Rep?

Beginning immediately, VA Education Services will be handled alphabetically by last name.  Remember, student veterans and dependents may meet with their Education Services Representative by appointment only: 


A - G
Tamara Green
(925) 473-7498
H - O
Rikki Hall
(925) 473-7497
P - Z
Diane Ferguson
(925) 473-7496


Student Life Activities & Events


Mustang Madness is Coming!

Join Maurice the Mustang from Friday, August 16 through Friday, August 29 for festive activities to welcome you to -- or back to -- LMC! Our main event will be Mustang Day on Tuesday, August 19 in the outdoor quad from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, games and prizes, along with valuable information from LMC Student Services departments, academic programs, student clubs and a variety of Colleges. Brentwood Center will hold its own Mustang Day on Wednesday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Check out the Student Life Activities and Events page for the Mustang Madness schedule of events. 


LMC Student Government - Get Involved! 

Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) has positions open for student government senators and representatives.  Join LMC's student government and help plan fun events, provide valuable services to students, and most importantly, be the "voice" of your student body.  Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L105.  Application deadline: Monday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. Applications for fall semester are now available online.


Inter Club Council Meetings

ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus. Each club can be represented on ICC, which promotes engagement in community college activities. The first ICC meeting of the spring semester is Monday, August 25 from 3:00  to 4:00 p.m. in L-106.



Elevating Diversity Conference: Gender & Sexual Identity

Join us Saturday, September 13 for "The Elevating Diversity Conference: Gender and Sexual Identity". The Elevating Diversity Conference seeks to bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members for a day of appreciation and learning around the importance of diversity in education, the workforce and the community. We will conclude with a discussion featuring New York Times bestselling author Janet Mock. This conference will provide a "safe space" for collaboration, learning, and examining our unconscious biases to gain a deeper understanding of the various issues facing the LGBTQAI Community.


For more information or to purchase tickets, go to  http://www.losmedanos.edu/Groups/lmcas/act.asp.


Blood Drive

Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will host a blood drive on campus Tuesday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, contact the Student Life Office at (925) 473-7554 or sign up on line at www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC. 


Bookstore News


Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Extended Hours (August 15 - 22)

Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Book Sales at Brentwood Center (August 13 - 27)

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday,   8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


The Bookstore accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard only.


Textbook rentals, refunds, and exchanges are available only at the LMC Bookstore on the main campus in Pittsburg.


The last day to obtain a refund or exchange for any reason except dropped classes is August 22. Books must be in original condition and you must have a current semester receipt.  Books for dropped classes must be returned by August 28 and you must show a copy of your current class schedule. 


Brentwood Center Reminders


Services at Brentwood Center
The following services are offered at the Brentwood Center:

  • Admissions & Records 
  • Assessment testing by appointment
  • Biology Lab   
  • Bookstore services during the first two weeks of each semester
  • Academic and transfer counseling
  • Counseling workshops for probation and reinstatement
  • DSPS counseling and test proctoring
  • Financial Aid appointments
  • General tutoring
  • Library Services - textbook reserve, library book pick-up and drop-off
  • Math Lab, Room 15
  • Reading and writing assistance through the Center for Academic Support
  • Transfer Center workshops

For more information about student support services in Brentwood, stop by the Student & Administrative Services Office or call the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625. 


Parking Update

Free parking is available in the lot facing the Brentwood Center stretching all the way over to Brentwood Boulevard, as well as directly behind the center.  Parking is prohibited in the spaces surrounding the Sand Creek Business Center immediately to the west of the Brentwood Campus.  If you have any questions regarding parking at the Brentwood Center, please call (925) 513-1625 or visit the Brentwood Center office.


Fall Child Care Available

Do you need child care while you attend classes at LMC? The campus Child Study Center has immediate openings for students with infants and toddlers. Call (925) 473-7628 or (925) 473-7640 for more information or to sign up. About the Child Study Center

In This Issue
Important Dates
Graduation News
Important Reminders for Student Veterans
Student Life Events
Bookstore Updates
Brentwood Center Reminders
Fall Child Care Available
Quick Links
Academic Dates
Financial Aid
Transfer Center
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