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 Important dates, deadlines, and information


             May 15, 2013


In this issue
Summer Classes
Tech Survey
State Regulations
Financial Aid
California Dream Act
Book Center
Study Abroad
Summer Jobs
Campus Alert System
Got e-Waste?
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Diablo Valley College events calendar
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Important admission and registration dates
May 17

May 18-24

May 24



May 27

May 28


May 29


June 17


Last day of instruction
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.
Three-week (June 17 - July 3) and Six-week  (June 17 - July 25) summer sessions begin.

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. Enroll NOW!

Take the Tech Survey and enter to win

Help improve the future of technology at DVC and get a chance to win a Book Center gift card!


Please take our brief survey



San Ramon

Congratulations to all DVC graduates!

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. Invitation letters were mailed to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2012, or spring 2013. Student cap and gown packets are available for purchase at the DVC Book Center.

Application to walk in the ceremony with coursework remaining: last day to apply is Friday, May 17.


New state regulations may impact your fall enrollment.

Effective fall 2013, state regulation governing California community colleges will change with respect to repeatable courses. Read more
Financial Aid Announcements

Student ID

Students visiting the Financial Aid Office are required to show photo 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 photo 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.


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.

Sell you books back to the Book Center

Buyback dates and times are: May 20-24. 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.

San Ramon Study in London this fall 2013 and Florence spring 2014
London: fall 2013 semester. September 5 - December 6, 2013 
The final application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2013.
Florence: spring 2014 semester. January 25 - April 25, 2014
For more information visit the Study Abroad Office
in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 925-969-2507
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


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, June 22 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) 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.
Our mission statement
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning. Complete mission statement