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Important dates, deadlines, and information

March 28, 2013 

In this issue
Summer Classes
Graduation 2013
Student Life News
Educational Talent Search
Book Center
Study Abroad
California State Regulation
Campus Alert System
Got e-Waste?
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Diablo Valley College events calendar
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Important admission and registration dates
March 29


May 18-24

May 24

May 24



April 3

April 13


April 22


May 27

May 28


May 29

Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate 
(for spring 2013)
Final exams
Last day of instruction

Registration begins for continuing students
Registration begins for returning and new matriculated students
Registration begins for new non-matriculated students (online only)
Memorial Day - college closed
Open walk-in registration for all students (except special admit/concurrent high school students).
Begin new and returning special admit/concurrent high school students registration grades 11 and 12.
Voters said YES to Prop 30... now we can say YES to over 100 more classes this summer!

Most classes start June 17. The summer online schedule is available now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor. There are three and six week sessions to fit your busy summer schedule. Check it out!

San Ramon

Graduation 2013

Deadline to apply for A.A./A.S. degree and certificate of achievement or accomplishment: Friday, March 29 


May 24, 2013, 7 p.m. Graduation ceremony at Viking Stadium (weather permitting). The commencement ceremony and celebration are open to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2012, or spring 2013. Students who have applied for and who have met the requirements for a degree or certificate will be sent detailed information in early May about graduation.  


Graduation Speaker application period closes April 5. Must be a 2012-13 graduate/candidate (summer 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013). Applications available online or in the Vice President's of Student Services Office.


Early graduation for priority registration - In order to give students who are close to graduation an advantage in registering for the remaining classes needed in their last semester, students may apply for an early registration appointment by submitting an Early Application to Graduate in the semester before their planned graduation date. Students taking advantage of this opportunity will receive early registration (one time only) for the semester they intend to graduate. Click here for more information. Application deadline for fall 2013 graduation: April 15.


Below are links to the appropriate applications.

Graduation Speaker (pdf)   

Student Life news

ASDVC Elections - April 9 and 10 

Candidates Forum - April 3, 12-2 p.m.

Let your voice be heard!


Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is your student government at DVC, responsible for representing DVC students' perspectives on college and district committees and advocating for and responding to students' needs. On Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, you will have your chance to vote for the 2013-14 ASDVC executive board. Election polls will be open from 9 a.m.- 6:45 p.m. at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon

Campuses at the following locations: Pleasant Hill: Margaret Lesher Student Union Building, Conference Room and San Ramon: SRC Learning Commons.

For more information about each of our candidates and to hear their respective platforms and visions, please join us on Wednesday, April 3, 12-2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Campus Student Union Plaza for an informative and lively Candidate Forum.


If you are interested in learning more about ASDVC, please attend the next ASDVC board meeting. Weekly ASDVC board meetings are held on Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.


Join a student club! 

It's still not too late to enrich your DVC experience by getting involved with the campus student club program! To find the updated listing of spring 2013 student clubs, including club meeting days and times, please check out our student club website. 
EOPS program reminders 

Priority registration dates for EOPS students for the summer 2013 and fall 2013 semesters are quickly approaching. Check your InSite/WebAdvisor or inquire in the EOPS Office to find out your priority registration date and time. Don't forget your EOPS counselors can help you plan your upcoming classes. Appointments fill up quickly, so drop by the EOPS Office or Counseling Center to schedule your appointment.


To stay in good standing with the EOPS program for next semester, be sure to complete your two required EOPS counseling appointments, one required peer advisor drop-in visit, and mandatory progress reports.

Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs at DVC

The Educational Talent Search Program seeks paid Teacher Assistants (TA) and volunteer tutors for spring and summer 2013.



We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming math and science teachers at the secondary level. The Teacher Assistants (TA) will get paid to work with students in classrooms at local middle/high schools or at DVC. In the summer the TA's can work from 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. on the DVC campus.


The volunteer tutors will work at DVC helping middle and high school students with completing homework assignments, Monday - Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. during spring and Monday - Thursday 8:30-12:20 p.m. during the summer.


The Upward Bound Program seeks paid and volunteer tutors to work with high school students at local high schools during the following time periods this summer: 

Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday, 3:30-6 p.m. 

Saturdays at DVC, 11-2 p.m. 

Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.
Book Center reminders

Spring rental books must be returned by May 28 to avoid penalties. You can bring your books to the main cash registers inside the store. Store hours for the Pleasant Hill Campus book center are: Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Store hours for the San Ramon Campus book center are: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., closed Fridays.

San Ramon Study in London this fall 2013 
Apply now for the London Program for the fall 2013 semester: September 5 - December 6, 2013  
London, England 
Click here for a list of meeting dates where you learn more info.
For more information visit the Study Abroad Office
in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 
925-658-1230 ext. 2735.
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!

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
Got e-waste?

Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.
Drop off items Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) and in San Ramon (back parking lot). Visit 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.

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.
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