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Festive fun the first two weeks!

Mustang Madness!
Join Maurice the Mustang during the first two weeks of school for festive activities to welcome you to - or back to - LMC!

Pittsburg Campus:
Our main event will be Mustang Day: Tuesday, August 18. 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 and universities.
Brentwood Center:
Join us for Mustang Madness @Brentwood on August 19 and 26. Cool down at the Big Freeze on Wednesday, August 19 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. outside the Admissions Office.  Chill out with free ice cream treats and win prizes, including gift cards and LMC survival kits.
Wednesday, August 26 is Mustang Day at Brentwood Center from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Find valuable information about LMC Student Services departments, academic programs and student clubs.  Eat free pizza and play games!

More information:
Check out the Student Life Activities & Events page for the Mustang Madness schedule of events. Mustang Madness is sponsored by LMCAS and Student Life.
Important Dates  
  • August 15 -- Fall 2015 classes begin
  • August 28 -- Last day to add full-semester classes
  • August 28 -- Last day to drop full-semester classes with eligibility for refund or credit
  • September 4 -- Last day to drop full-semester classes in person without a "W" appearing on transcript
  • September 5 -- College closed, no Saturday classes
  • September 7 -- Labor Day holiday, college closed
  • September 7 -- Last day to drop full-semester classes on WebAdvisor without a "W" appearing on transcript
  • September 11 -- Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on courses marked SC (Student Choice)
  • September 15 -- Last day to submit early Spring 2016 graduation application to receive early registration appointment for Spring 2016
  • September 17 -- Constitution Day, activities TBA

 More important dates   


New Parking Fees
Parking image LMC and district-wide parking fees have increased as of Fall 2015. Semester parking permits will cost $48 for cars and $30 for motorcycles and mopeds.  Students receiving a Board of Governors fee waiver will pay $25. One-day parking permits and parking meter charges will not change. Parking at Brentwood Center is still free. The revenue generated from parking fees pays for parking and police officers, as well as parking lot maintenance and repairs. 

If you plan to take only late-start short-term classes this fall, there is good news.  New mid-semester parking permits will become available for purchase on October 12 for just $24 for cars, $15 for motorcycles and $13 for students with a Board of Governors fee waiver. 

The fine for parking without a permit remains at $40. On August 26th, Police Services will begin issuing parking citations to vehicles parked on the Pittsburg campus without Fall 2015 semester permits.   More parking and transportation information
Admissions News

Veteran graphic Attention Veterans! 

Veterans no longer need to stand in line at the Admissions Office to book an appointment. Book your appointment online now for GI Bill services! Here's how: 


First, find your certifying official below by the first letter of your last name:


A - G   Tamara Green            

H - O   Rikki Hall        

P - Z   Diane Ferguson  


Then, make your appointment online.       


If you are registered for fall units and have not already done so, please complete and submit an LMC Veterans Enrollment Request and Change Notification to the Admissions and Records Office. This form must be submitted before your units can be certified through the Veterans Administration online system and 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 veteran students and dependents are certified in a timely manner. The form is also available Admissions and Records A&R Forms webpage.


All student veterans and dependents must have a VA Education Plan on file. This plan must be on file in order to maintain your certification of benefits.  If you do not have a current Education Plan on file and/or have recently changed your major and educational goal, call (925) 473-7449 to schedule a counseling appointment for assistance in completing this requirement. Be sure to mention that you have a VA file in the Admissions and Records Office.


Graduation Updates

Spring Graduates 

If you graduated in May 2015, your diplomas and/or certificates will be mailed to your address as it is listed on WebAdvisor no later than September 15.  Please contact us after that date if you do not receive your diploma or certificate.


Summer Graduation Applicants 

If you applied for Summer 2015 graduation, you will receive notification of your status no later than September 1. If approved, you should receive your diplomas and/or certificates by October 15.


Employment Services News
Student worker image Employment Services has Moved!
Employment Services has relocated from the Financial Aid Office to the upper level of the Student Services Center. You can now check in for career, employment and transfer services at the first counter on the right at the top of the stairs. Make an appointment for employment services
Apply for a Job Online
Thinking about applying for an on-campus job at LMC?  The on-campus job application is now online on the Employment Center website.  Why not apply today?

Financial Aid Updates
money graphic Cal Grant Deadline
The deadline to file for the Cal Grant award is September 2. Download and print the appropriate Cal Grant GPA Verification form.


2015-2016 Financial Aid Status Updates

In May, the Office of Financial Aid began sending email notifications to students regarding the status of their 2015-2016 financial aid application. If you have not yet done so, it is urgent that you check your Missing Information Checklist on InSite and submit all  requested documents or information. To find your checklist:

  • Sign in to WebAdvisor
  • Click "Financial Aid"
  • Click "Missing Information Checklist"
  • From the drop-down, choose "2015-2016"
  • Submit all of the documents listed to the Office of Financial Aid

Completing your FAFSA and the New FSA ID

If you are finding it a challenge to complete your FAFSA application using the new User ID and Password, you are not alone. Information about how to navigate this new process is available on the Federal Student Aid website. You may also visit the Financial Aid Lab for one-on-one assistance.


FAFSA 2015-2016 Important Dates

Submission Dates

All Appeals: August 17

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Online Quiz: August 17



All Appeals: November 2

SAP Online Quiz: November 2  

Student Life Activities & Events
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. The first ICC meeting of the spring semester is Monday, August 24 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in L-106. 

Join the Student Government

Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) has positions open for student government senators. Join the student government and help plan fun events, provide valuable services to students, and most importantly, be the "voice" of your student body. The first meeting of the semester is Monday, August 24 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L-105. Application deadline: Monday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m.  Fall semester applications are now available online. 

Blood Drive
Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will host a  Blood Drive on Thursday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L-109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, contact the Student Life Office at (925) 473-7554 or sign up online at www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC.  
Bookstore Updates

Student with books Regular Store Hours

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

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


Extended Store Hours, August 15 - 21

Monday - Thursday, 7:45am-8:00pm

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

Saturday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Brentwood Center Book Sales, August 11 - 27

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Refunds and Exchanges 

The Fall 2015 refund and exchange deadline is August 24 for any reason other than dropped classes. Books must be in original condition and you must have the current semester receipt. The deadline for refunds and exchanges of books for dropped classes is August 28 with your current class schedule.


Payment is accepted by cash, Visa and MasterCard only. Textbook rentals, refunds, and exchanges are available only at the LMC Bookstore in Pittsburg.


Brentwood Center Updates

Book Sales at Brentwood Center

Fall 2015 textbooks will be sold at the Brentwood Center from August 11 to 27 during the following hours:


Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Payment is accepted by cash, Visa and Mastercard only. Textbook rentals, refunds, and exchanges are available only at the LMC Bookstore on the Pittsburg campus.


Services at Brentwood Center

Many of the services offered at the LMC Main Campus are also offered at the Brentwood Center. Brentwood student support services include: 

  • Academic and transfer counseling
  • Admissions & Records 
  • Assessment testing by appointment
  • Biology Lab   
  • Bookstore services during the first two weeks of each semester
  • 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
  • Tutoring
  • Veterans Counseling

For more information about student support services in Brentwood, visit the Brentwood Student Services webpage, or stop by 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. Refer to the Brentwood Center parking map for clarification.  If you have any questions regarding parking at the Brentwood Center, please call (925) 513-1625 or visit the Brentwood Center office.


Business Career Academy

business students Los Medanos College (LMC) is offering a unique, focused Business Career Academy during the fall semester. The "Fundamental Business Skills" Academy will prepare students for entry level positions by providing instruction in the Microsoft Office Suite and in business math and English skills, some of the skills most valued by employers.


Los Medanos College business certificates assist students in numerous ways. They provide skills needed for immediate employment, while preparing students for advancement to positions that require more in-depth knowledge of organization and business principles. Learn the skills that will provide you with more career opportunities.


For information and an application, see the East Bay Career Academy on the LMC website, or contact Melina Rodriguez, mrodriguez@losmedanos.edu, or call (925) 473-7416.