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 Important dates, deadlines, and information


             April 24, 2013


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Summer Classes
Tech Survey
Financial Aid
California Dream Act
Graduation 2013
Student Life News
Concurrent Enrollment
Book Center
Summer Jobs
Study Abroad
California State Regulation
Campus Alert System
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Important admission and registration dates
May 17

May 18-24

May 24



April 24  


May 27

May 28


May 29

Last day of instruction
Final exams
Registration for new matriculated, non-matriculated, and returning students going on now. 
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!

Tech Survey 

Help improve the future of technology at DVC! 

Please take our brief survey !



Financial Aid Announcements

Student ID

Students visiting the Financial Aid Office are required to show picture ID when checking in at the window. Preferred form of identification is a Diablo Valley College Student ID card, which can be obtained through the Associated Students Office (ASO) in the Margaret Lesher Building. Students must take a picture ID and a copy of their current class schedule to ASO to obtain the DVC Student ID card.


Summer Pell Grant Awards

Students who have been awarded the Pell Grant for the 2012-2013 academic year and have NOT received full-time (12+ units) disbursements for both semesters may be eligible for funds during the summer 2013 semester. Students should meet with a Financial Aid Coordinator to determine their eligibility for the Summer 2013 Pell Grant.


Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application

May 24, 2013 is the last day to submit the Board of Governors Fee Waiver for the 2012-2013 academic year to determine eligibility to waive the $46 per unit enrollment fees for the summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.


2013-2014 FAFSA Workshops

The Financial Aid Office is offering a workshop to assist DVC students applying for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. Workshops will be held in the library once a week in the month of May. For date, time, and location please check the financial aid web page.


Financial Aid Lab Assistance

Financial aid staff provide online assistance in completing the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 FAFSA and online Board of Governor's Fee Waiver applications, checking your financial aid status in WebAdvisor, and reviewing your financial aid award letter. Visit the Enrollment Lab in the Student Services Center Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to receive online assistance.


IT'S NOT TOO LATE to complete the  2012-2013 FAFSA

Eligible students may receive retroactive disbursements for the 2012 fall semester.  Apply at www.fafsa.gov.  Deadline to be considered for the Pell Grant for the 2012-2013 academic year is May 24, 2013.

California Dream Act

 2012-2013 Dream Act Fee Waiver

It's not too late to complete the California Dream Act and Board of Governor's Fee Waiver for the 2012-2013 academic year for AB540 students who wish to have their eligibility determined for the fee waiver for the 2013 spring semester. You may also print and submit a paper application. The last day to apply for the California Dream Act Fee Waiver is May 24.


2013-2014 California Dream Act Application

The 2013-2014 California Dream Act Application is currently available. Learn more valuable information about the California Dream Act. If you need assistance, please visit the Financial Aid Office to meet with a financial aid coordinator.

San Ramon

Graduation 2013

Graduation ceremony: May 24, 7 p.m.   
The graduation ceremony will be held at Viking Stadium (weather permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. Parking permits are not necessary. 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 and met the requirements for a degree or certificate will be sent detailed information in early May.  

Graduation cap and gown:
sold at the DVC Book Center May 13 - 24.
Graduation letter sent in early May will include further details.
Student Life news

New ASDVC 2013-14 Executives elected  

Please join the Student Life Office in congratulating the newly elected Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) 2013-14 Executive Board. The new executives will assume office on June 1, 2013 and are looking forward to representing you as your new student government leaders next academic year. 

President: Sam Park
Vice President of Executive Affairs: Jon Passama
Vice President of Legislative Affairs: Kevin Tian
Controller: Erwin Wirawan
Parliamentarian: Maxwell Wilson
Secretary: vacant position
Public Relations Officer: Chris Ryu
Activities Coordinator: Penny Peng
Diversity Affairs Officer: Yoonsung Joo
Environmental Affairs Officer: vacant position


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in student government, ASDVC will be accepting petitions for new fall 2013 ASDVC board members in August. For more information, please contact the Student Life Office or visit our website for more details. 
EOPS program reminders 

Fall 2013 priority registration dates for EOPS students are April 29 and April 30. For your exact date and time, check your InSite/WebAdvisor  or inquire in the EOPS Office. 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 Office 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.

Concurrent enrollment at UC Berkeley

Take a class at UC Berkeley for FREE! 

Are you interested in taking one class at UC Berkeley in fall 2013, with no tuition required? Watch this short video on the counseling website to see if you qualify. 


You can also attend one of two upcoming workshops on concurrent enrollment and the transfer admissions offered on the following dates: Wednesday, May 8 - 2:30 - 4 p.m. or Tuesday, May 14 - 5:30 - 7 p.m. These workshops will focus on getting students prepared for the UC TAG process and what is required to be eligible for a TAG as well as the information necessary to take a free class through UC Berkeley in the concurrent enrollment program.   

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 store are: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., closed Fridays.

Summer Jobs


Check out the DVC Job Board and find a fun way to spend those summer days...and make some money while you're at it! www.dvc.edu/career


San Ramon Study in London this fall 2013 
Apply now for the London Program for the
fall 2013 semester: 
September 5 - December 6, 2013 
See the list of meeting dates where you learn more info. 
The final application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2013.
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, May 4 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:
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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