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   Important dates, deadlines, and information


             June 13, 2013


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More Fall Classes
Courses to consider
Book Center
Campus Alert System
State Regulations
Financial Aid
California Dream Act
DVC Catalog
Summer Jobs
Got e-Waste?
Check student email
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Diablo Valley College events calendar
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Important admission and registration dates
June 17
June 17
June 17
July 4
July 8
July 25
July 25
August 16


Three-week (June 17 - July 3) and six-week  (June 17 - July 25) summer sessions begin.
Late enrollment - space available basis
AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins through July 25
Holiday - Independence Day - college closed
Three-week summer session begins (July 8 - July 25)
Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
Last day of summer session
First day of instruction for fall semester

Pardon our dust!

As part of the ongoing Commons Project, our main campus entrance (from lot 8) is temporarily closed for the summer. The entrance will be open in time for fall classes.


For primary access to the Student Services Center and all other campus buildings please use lots 1, 7 and 3. The DVC campus map shows alternate pedestrian routes for the campus.

For accessible entry (ADA) - please park or drop off in lot 7 or 1. If you need mobility assistance from the lot 8 bus stop to a building on campus, contact Laurence Orme at 925-969-2173. 

Yes! Over 100 more classes this fall! Apply now!

Classes begin August 16. The fall online schedule is available now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor. You can also download a PDF of the fall class schedule. 

Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.


Got a hole in your schedule?

If you are looking for a class to fill your schedule, we have some great courses that still have openings! Your academic counselor can offer advice on what's right for you based on your academic goals. Visit:  

Avoid the rush! Get your summer books before classes start.

Store hours are as follows:
June 12 and 13, 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 17-July 29, 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Book Center is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Shop online anytime! 
For books purchased between June 10 and 19, the last day for a refund on summer books is June 20
At the end of summer session, sell your books back for CA$H.
Buyback will be July 24 and 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. -7 p.m. 
Summer rental books must be returned by store closing on July 29 to avoid penalties.
Peets Coffee hours: Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. beginning June 17 

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


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. The 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. The Financial Aid Office will also accept state-issued identification cards, driver's license, or U.S. passport as acceptable forms of identification.

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.


2013-2014 FAFSA Workshops

The Financial Aid Office is now processing 2013-2014 FAFSAs.  If you haven't already done so please complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA to see if you qualify for aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you have already applied, please check you InSite email  to determine you if have a Missing Information Letter and require a drop-in appointment to submit additional documentation.  For assistance please visit the enrollment lab during financial aid lab hours (see below) for more assistance.

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.

California Dream Act

 2013-2014 Dream Act Application

The 2013-2014 California Dream Act application is currently available. For more information visit our website or stop by the Financial Aid Office to meet with a Financial Aid Coordinator.

The new 2013-14 DVC catalog is here!

Carry it in your smart phone or download it to your computer as a complete pdf or in sections; view it as a colorful, interactive flip book; or purchase the paperback book at the DVC Book Center.

EOPS is accepting applications for fall

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is committed to meeting the unique educational needs of students hindered by language, social, and economic challenges. Eligible students may receive a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, individualized counseling, peer support, book vouchers, and academic and transfer assistance.

EOPS is currently accepting a limited number of applications for new fall 2013 EOPS students. The application period opens on Monday, June 24  and closes on Friday, August 30. The EOPS program is a highly impacted program. No late applications will be accepted, and only eligible students will be offered a space based on need and state guidelines for EOPS eligibility.

In order to apply for EOPS, you must complete the following steps during the application period and before submitting an application:
1.  Enroll in at least 12.0 units for fall 2013 (Note: DSS students may submit a DSS certification to enroll in fewer than 12.0 units. Also, parent students or former foster youth may enroll in 9.0 - 11.9 units).
2.  Submit and be deemed eligible for the 2013-14 Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) by the Financial Aid Office.
3. Submit official (sealed/unopened) transcripts from other colleges attended to the DVC Admissions and Records Office.

For an application, please stop by the EOPS Office or visit us online .  

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



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 across from 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