Meet 50+ University Reps Tuesday, October 27
Transfer event

Transfer Day
& College Night
Thinking of transferring to a 4-year college or university?  LMC's annual Transfer Day and College Night, to be held this year on Tuesday, October 27, are great opportunities to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities, pick up brochures and flyers, and get your questions answered. Transfer Day, which is held primarily for LMC students, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Level 3 of the College Complex.  College Night, scheduled to accommodate local high school students, will take place in the Gym from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  All students are welcome to attend both events.  More information  
Important Dates  
  • November 1 - Spring 2016 priority registration dates available on WebAdvisor
  • November 1-30 -- Registration appointment appeals accepted
  • November 9 -- Veteran's Day holiday, college closed
  • November 20 -- Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W"
Important Change to Degree Requirements
Stop! Before you continue In order to comply with state regulations relating to general education (GE) requirements for the LMC Associate Degree, LMC is changing its policy regarding three popular GE courses.  Effective immediately, the following courses may only be counted towards one of the five LMC required general education areas: ADJUS 16, DRAMA 015 and SOCSC 045.
These three courses meet the LMC Associate Degree Area E - Ethnic/Multicultural Studies requirement, or the following requirements by course:
  • ADJUS 160  - LMC Associate Degree Area B. Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • DRAMA 015 - LMC Associate Degree Area C. Arts & Humanities
  • SOCSC 045 -  LMC Associate Degree Area B. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Please note these courses may not be counted in both Area E and a second area to meet the LMC Associate Degree GE requirement of 18 -19 units.  These changes do not have any impact on the CSU or IGETC general education requirements or the Associate Degree for Transfer; they are only applicable to LMC Associate Degree GE requirements.
You are encouraged to review your education plan and consult with a counselor regarding any impact this change may have as you move towards your educational goal. To make a counseling appointment, go to Pittsburg Campus appointments or Brentwood Center appointments.
Want to win a $150 Amazon gift card?
From now through October 30, all current students are invited to participate in a survey about how you use the media and spend your time. Your participation in the survey will help Los Medanos College with future marketing plans.

Take the survey The District has hired Interact Communications to conduct the survey. All responses are confidential. Your name will not be connected with your answers and the college will not know if you participated in the survey. If you decide to enter the drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card, you will be directed to a different web site to leave your personal information.

To participate in the survey, go to:  www.interactresearch.com/mp/141
Enter the following password: 141915
It will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete the survey.
Admissions News
Graduation Updates
If you applied for Fall 2015 graduation, you will receive notification of your status by November 15. If you complete your graduation requirements this semester, you will receive your diploma or certificate by February 15, 2016.
Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2016 can apply for graduation once they have registered for spring classes. The deadline to apply for Spring 2016 graduation is March 1. Please see your counselor to make sure you are on track.
Spring 2016 Priority Registration
Spring 2016 registration appointments will be assigned by November 1. Priority registration appointments begin on November 23. Please check "My Priority Registration Appointment" in InSite/WebAdvisor for the first date you can register.

In Fall 2014, new requirements for students to receive priority registration went into effect. If you were new to Los Medanos College in any semester since Fall 2014, you will need to complete orientation, assessment and an educational plan in order to receive a priority registration appointment.
Students who have over 100 degree applicable units or who are on second semester probation or dismissal will receive a later registration date. Students who qualify may file a  Registration Appointment Appeal. Please see instructions on the form.
For best selection of classes, it is recommended that you register on your registration date.

Transfer & Career Services News
Take the next steps toward achieving your transfer goals! Transfer Services, located on the upper level of the Student Services Center, is ready to help you -- whether you are in your first semester at LMC or are already preparing your TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) application.

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Transfer Workshops
It's time to apply to CSUs and UCs! Find out what that means, or get assistance with your application, at these free workshops. More information and schedule

University Tours
LMC is hosting free college and university tours, transportation included, to multiple four-year institutions this semester. If you're interested in visiting UC Santa Cruz or Saint Mary's College, sign up here!

University Rep Visits
Representatives from many colleges and universities visit LMC during the year to offer individual appointments with students. Receive advice on your application and learn more about the schools you're interested in by scheduling a meeting with reps from Saint Mary's College, UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay and UC Davis this month! Sign up and learn more here
Books Alive: Career 2015
Transfer and Career Services is teaming up with the LMC Library to present "Books Alive: Careers 2015" on Wednesday, November 11 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in L109. During this event library patrons (students) will have the opportunity to check out human books (career professionals) for 20 minutes at a time. Have a conversation with a career professional about their current job and career path, and how they relate - or don't relate - to their educational path, major or other training. See how so many careers are winding paths rather than a straight road!  We hope you will attend!
Financial Aid & Scholarship News
Scholarship Opportunities 
The Assistance League of Diablo Valley is currently accepting applications for the following scholarships:
  • Sandi Lou Back to School Scholarship - $2500
  • Foster Youth Scholarship - awards ranging from $500 to $4000
  • Community College Students Scholarship - awards up to $4000
  • Spotlight on You Scholarship - up to $3000
For more information, criteria and application visit Assistance League of Diablo Valley or call Tammy Oranje, LMC Financial Aid Assistant II/Scholarship Coordinator, at (925) 473-7518.

2015-2016 Financial Aid Status
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 during lab hours or attend a Financial Aid Workshop for one-on-one assistance.
FAFSA 2015-2016 Important Dates
The deadline for the items below is November 2, 2015:
  • All Appeals
  • SAP Online Quiz
  • Direct Loans
Student Life Activities & Events
Leadership retreat Oct 17 IMPACT Student Leadership Retreat
The IMPACT retreat is an annual leadership development event open to all LMC students. Through workshops, speakers and fun activities, students gain insight into their personal leadership styles, meet and connect with other LMC student leaders and gain essential tools to be leaders in their clubs, programs and communities.
IMPACT is free and includes all of your retreat materials and lunch. However, space is limited and you must register in advance. Submit the registration form online or in person at the Office of Student Life by Thursday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m. For more information see Student Life Leadership Programs.  Apply for IMPACT

Dig Pink Volleyball Rally & Game
LMC Women's Volleyball and the Office of Student Life present Dig Pink Rally on Tuesday, October 20 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the outdoor quad. Meet the volleyball players and cheer them on at the Dig Pink Game on Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the gym. Watch the Lady Mustangs crush the College of Alameda Cougars. There will be music, games, food and prizes.
Intra Mural Kickball League
Registration will begin soon for the LMC Intra Mural Kickball League. Games will begin on Wednesday, October 28, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday until November 18. Players must attend an orientation on Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the softball field. The league is open to all faculty, staff and students. For more information contact Student Life Coordinator, Jamila Stewart, at jastewart@losmedanos.edu

LMC Student Government Meetings
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 (ICC) Meetings
ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus, and meets every Monday from 3:00  to 4:00 p.m. in L-106. Each club can be represented in ICC, which promotes engagement in community college activities.
Blood Drive Blood Drive
Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will host a  blood drive on Tuesday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L-109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, go to www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC.   
Brentwood Center News
Counseling Services
The Counseling Department is here to assist you in developing and executing a plan of study that appropriately reflects your interests and motivation. Guidance is provided regarding graduation requirements, transfer options, baccalaureate degrees, career planning, personal decision making and testing. Counselors may also assist you with personal concerns. Book an appointment through our online appointment system, or call or stop by the Brentwood Center to schedule an appointment.  Please have your LMC Student ID# handy when making an appointment
Computer Lab Assistance Now Available
Students and faculty using the Brentwood Center open computer lab (Room 9) can now get assistance with computer and technical questions, printing, software, Insite Portal questions, online library resources, etc. Our new part-time lab assistant can be found at a work station in front of the lab. The schedule of open lab hours is posted at the entrance to the lab and is updated frequently, so check the schedule often when planning your study sessions.

Transfer Application Workshops
UC and CSU Transfer Application Workshops facilitated by Counselor David Reyes are coming to the Brentwood Center on Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, November 12 in Room 9. The UC Workshop will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and the CSU workshop from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on each day. For more information, please visit the Transfer Center website, or call or stop by the Brentwood Center. 

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
  • Tutoring
  • Veterans Counseling
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.
Library News
The LMC Library is excited to announce five new online databases:
American History Online is an authoritative reference database that covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of history in the United States. It includes biographies, subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images, videos and timelines.

Ancient and Medieval History Online covers eight civilizations -- ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, and ancient and medieval Asia.

Interactive, self-paced, language learning software covering 65 world languages, 17 ESL/ELL courses, grammar and cultural information.

Modern World History Online covers world history from the mid-15th century to the present. This database provides a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Nursing Reference Center Plus provides evidence-based information for quick reference at the point of care, including skills videos.