Open House celebration
Join us Saturday March 21, 10AM to 3PM!

10th Annual LMC Academic Competition

The 10th Annual LMC Academic Competition will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Team up with three of your friends to show off your scholarly excellence and compete for scholarships, while having fun with other students! Teams answer four rounds of multiple-choice test questions provided by LMC professors. The winners of the competition will be announced at the end of the event.


Pick up your application at the Student Life Office or download one the academic competition web page. Deadline to register is March 27.


May the best team win!

Important Dates  
  • March 15 - April 15 -- Summer 2015 registration appointment appeals accepted for students who have lost registration priority because of probation or having completed over 100 units
  • March 30 - April 5 -- Spring Break, no classes*
  • April 1 - April 30 -- Fall 2015 Registration appointment appeals accepted for students who have lost registration priority because of probation or over 100 units
  • April 6 -- Summer 2015 priority registration for EOPS, DSPS, qualified veterans, qualified foster youth, and CalWorks
  • April 7 -- Summer 2015 special registration for DSPS note takers, early graduation applicants, and qualified athletes
  • April 8 -- Summer 2015 continuing student registration begins, by appointment, based on priority
  • April 15 -- Last day to submit early Fall 2015 graduation application to receive early registration appointment for Fall 2015
  • April 24 -- Summer 2015 registration for continuing and returning students with over 100 degree-applicable units or on second semester probation or dismissal

 More important dates   


*Spring Break Hours
Spring Break is almost here!  During the week of March 30 through April 5 no classes will be held, but the college will be open Monday through Thursday. 

Student Services Spring Break hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3: Closed

You're invited to our open house!
Don't forget to join us for the LMC Community Open House celebrating 40 years. We have a fun-filled pack of activities for the WHOLE FAMILY! Some of the activities include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Student Services Center, a chance to watch welding students in action, workshops on preparing to transfer at LMC, planetarium shows, scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"and more!

Let us know you're coming to this free event. Bring your friends and family. They can learn about YOUR COLLEGE, the new Student Services Center and all of the many programs and services that Los Medanos College has to offer to the community.

2015 Graduation News


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Commencement Ceremony


The 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 20. Detailed information about the ceremony will appear on the website shortly.  You will be invited to participate in the ceremony if: 

  • You completed your degrees and certificates in Summer 2014 or Fall 2014, or 
  • Your graduation application status is "approved" or "pending" for Spring 2015, or
  • You have submitted an Application to Walk in Ceremony with Coursework Remaining for Summer 2015. If you will complete graduation requirements in Spring 2015 but missed the graduation application deadline, you may submit this application. If you will be completing coursework in the summer, you must wait until you register for summer classes to submit your 'coursework remaining' application.
Be the Speaker
Be the Graduation Student Speaker!
LMC is now looking for student speakers to present a 3-minute speech at graduation.  The application is on the  Commencement Ceremony webpage.

Notification of Graduation Status
If you applied to graduate in Spring 2015, you will receive notification of your status no later than May 1 to your InSite email account. If your status is "approved" or "pending", you will receive an invitation to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on or about May 1. More information about status.   

Want to Walk but Missing Classes?
If you missed the March 2nd Spring 2015 graduation application deadline or are completing your classes in Summer 2015 and wish to participate in the 2015 Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony, you may file an Application for Graduation and an Application to Walk in Ceremony with Coursework Remaining. Your degree will be posted in the summer and your name will appear in next year's commencement program.

Registration Updates

Priority Registration Dates on WebAdvisor

Now is the time to check "My Priority Registration Appointment" on WebAdvisor to see when you are eligible to register for summer and fall classes.  Summer priority registration begins April 6 and fall priority registration begins April 27. For the best selection of classes, it is recommended that you register on your priority registration appointment date.


Priority Registration Requirements

If you were a new student at LMC for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, you should have completed orientation, assessment and a student educational plan in order to receive a priority registration appointment for summer or fall.  If you have not completed these 3 items, you may still do so in order to receive an updated appointment. See Steps for New Students


Registration Appointment Appeal

Students who have over 100 degree-applicable units, or who are on second-semester probation or dismissal received a later registration date.  Students who qualify may file a Registration Appointment Appeal.  Summer 2015 appeals will be accepted from March 15 through
April 15.  Fall 2015 appeals will be accepted from April 1 through April 30. See further instructions on the form.



Right to Dream Poster


Get the facts about AB540!  


Did you know over 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year across the United States? At least 26,000 of them are from California. Undocumented students are ineligible to apply for federal financial aid to attend college because of their immigration status. With this in mind, Los Medanos College will be hosting a free countywide educational conference, empowering youth and their families with knowledge about their educational rights.


Please join us for the 5th Annual AB-540 "Your Right to Dream" conference on March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in the Recital Hall, MU-720.


The conference is free and lunch will be provided to all registered participants.


Key conference highlights include the following workshops:

  • AB-540
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • California DREAM Act

To register and for further information visit www.losmedanos.edu/dream/ 


 Accepting César Chávez Nominations
Join us throughout the month of March as we celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. Check out the LMC Chavez website for a detailed list of activities. Sponsored by the Student Life Office, Puente Program, Latino Advisory Committee, and La Raza Club.
Student Life News

LMC Student Government Meetings

The Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) is the official student government at LMC. The primary purpose of LMCAS is to advance the welfare of all students. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L-105.       


Inter Club Council Meetings

ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus. Each club may be represented in ICC, which promotes engagement in community college activities. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in L-106.


Blood Drive

Student Life, La Raza Club & Blood Centers of the Pacific will be hosting the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge on Thursday, March 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L-109. Each donor will receive a T-shirt. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, sign up online at www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC.  


Latina Leadership Network Conference

The 28th Annual Latina Leadership Network Conference (LLN) is geared towards Latinas in the California community college system - students, educators, staff, administrators, and trustees. Their dedication brings together diverse individuals to promote higher education and the professional development of women. This year the conference will be held at Ventura College in Ventura California. Student Life and the HSI Exito grant will be sponsoring students to attend. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 18. Check the Student Life Leadership Programs page for more information.


Intra Mural Basketball League

Intra Mural 3-on-3 Basketball League will be starting on April 6 and continuing through May 6. Thirty-minute games will be played from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on days to be determined by player availability. Registration will begin soon on the Student Life website. Open to all faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Student Life Coordinator Jamila Stewart at jastewart@losmedanos.edu 


Advisor Appreciation Ceremony

The Advisor Appreciation Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, L-109.  LMC student clubs will be honoring their advisors for their dedication, support, and involvement during the 2014-2015 academic year. If your club is interested in participating in this event, please contact Jamila Stewart at  jastewart@losmedanos.edu for more information.  



Financial Aid Update


It's Not Too Late to Apply for FAFSA or CA Dream Act!

If you missed the March 2nd priority deadline for the FAFSA or California Dream Act applications, you can still apply. Apply online at FAFSA.ed.gov or dream.csac.ca.gov/


Important Deadlines

  • May 20 -- Last day to file Board of Governors' Fee Waiver (BOGW) for 2014-2015
  • June 30 -- Last day to file FAFSA Application for 2014-2015
New Log In Process for FAFSA
On April 26, the U.S. Department of Education will activate a new log in process for FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS Student Access, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov and the TEACH Grant website. You will be able to create your own user name and password, and will no longer need a Federal Student Aid PIN to apply for federal aid and access your federal student aid information.
Financial Aid Workshops

You have the power to make your future! Attend a free Financial Aid workshop and learn about all of the financial aid options available for students pursuing higher education, including the various state and federal grants. Then receive hands-on assistance obtaining your student/parent PINs and completing the FAFSA online. Financial Aid Workshop schedule


Due to limited space, if you will be attending an evening workshop, sign up in advance.


Library Services at Brentwood Center

Did you know you can access library services at Brentwood Center?  Although we do not have a library, many resources are available by phone and electronically. Check out all of our services below.  

Books & Databases

Reserve Textbook Library   

Borrow a textbook for two hours at a time. Most Brentwood classroom textbooks are stocked at the Brentwood Library Textbook Reserve located in the front office.


Books Sent to You 
You can check out a Library book from any of the three colleges in our District (LMC, CCC, DVC) using LMC's online Library Catalog and have the book shipped to the LMC Brentwood Center for you to pick up. You can return district library books to the Brentwood Center, too!  


Electronic Databases  
You can view books, articles, videos and more using LMC's online Electronic Databases.
To access the Electronic Databases from off campus you will need to enter your last name and 7-digit student or employee ID number. If you encounter any problems, contact the Reference Librarian at 925-473-7575.


For more information, visit the Library home page.


Research Consultations

By Phone
In-depth research consultations with a Reference Librarian are available to help you identify useful information sources, learn to search databases effectively, or just get started in the library.  To make an appointment for a phone consultation, call the Reference Desk at (925) 473-7575, or sign up online using our Research Consultation Appointment Form.


By Email 
Get answers to reference questions through the Email Reference Service.


Google+ Hangouts Research Consultation
Get in-depth online research assistance from the Brentwood Center or wherever you are! A reference consultation using Google+ Hangouts means you can see and hear the librarian you are working with, and view the database you use for your research, as well.


In order to meet with a Reference Librarian via Google Hangouts, you must sign up for a free Google+ account and have access to the Internet, a webcam, microphone and speakers. There is a computer station at the Brentwood Center that is set up to accommodate Google+ Hangouts research consultations. Make a Google+ Hangouts research consultation


For assistance with problems accessing our online appointment system or setting up a Google+ account, call the Reference Desk at (925) 473-7575.


Bookstore News

The Bookstore will be open the week of Spring Break during the following hours:
  • March 30 - April 2, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3, Closed