Important dates, deadlines, and information


             August 14, 2013


In this issue
Important dates
Construction zones
Still time to add a class
InSite portal
Stay connected!
Shorter passing period
Tech survey
State regulations
Good neighbor
Campus alert system
Be watchful
Book Center
Scholarship Office
Financial Aid
California Dream Act
San Ramon Campus
Career, Employment, and Transfer Center
Study abroad
Got e-Waste?
Check student email
Get college news
Diablo Valley College events calendar
Quick links

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Important admission and registration dates
August 16
August 16-29
August 29
August 31-September 1
September 2
September 3
September 6
September 8
September 13
September 27


First day of instruction for fall semester
Late enrollment - space available basis. Use online registration with late add code or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code 
Last day to add a full-term class 
College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes

Holiday - Labor Day - college closed
AA/AS degree or certificate filing period now through December 3
Last day to drop a full-term class in-person, without a "W" appearing on transcript
Last day to drop a full-term class online, without a "W" appearing on transcript
Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
Holiday - Native American Day - college closed (Saturday and Sunday classes are in session)

Plan for delays as a result of the main entrance construction

As part of the ongoing Commons Project, our main campus entrance (from lot 8) will be impacted.
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. Or you can view a detailed map of the alternate pedestrian routes.

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. 

There's still time to add a class to your schedule!

Classes begin August 16. Check out the online schedule now, visit Insite/WebAdvisor, or visit  www.dvc/coursestoconsider for ideas!


Extended Enrollment Lab hours now through August 30! If you need help adding a class or with late registration, we are here to help. The Admission and Records Office and the Enrollment Lab will be open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday until August 30. (Hint: If you don't like long lines, come between 5-7 p.m. M-Th).

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


Stay Connected!

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Shorter passing period 

For all classes that meet twice a week, passing time has been reduced from 15 to 10 minutes. Please plan accordingly.


Continuing students...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



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
Please be a good neighbor and consider our surrounding neighborhoods
Our neighbors have reported that some students who park in the residential areas surrounding the college are not respectful of those neighborhoods. Our students have been reported emptying ashtrays and garbage from their cars onto the streets, playing loud music, and engaging in other types of disruptive behavior. We at DVC want to maintain an excellent reputation as a top notch institution of higher learning. Part of that means being a good neighbor. We understand that our students often have no other choice but to park on neighborhood streets, especially at the beginning of the semester and during heavy enrollment periods, but please show respect for our neighbors as you would your own. Help keep our neighborhoods clean, quiet and peaceful.  
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, 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
Be watchful...  
Just a reminder to use extra vigilance in watching over your personal belongings. Thefts are common at this time of the year and we don't want it to happen to you. Please keep your belongings safely under watch at all times.



DVC Book Center

Store hours for fall semester: 

Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open Saturday, August 17:
 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. this is the only Saturday we will be open this semester.


Shop online anytime! Last day for refunds on fall text books purchased or rented is Friday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. 


Book buyback will be September 4 and 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

I.D. is required at buyback. Or you can sell your books online

Scholarships are available

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four year college or university in fall 2014.  One application and two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships.  You must be enrolled in six units in the fall and six units in the spring 2014.  Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.


The application period is September 9, 2013 through noon on February 4, 2014.  Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office to learn more about other Scholarship opportunities.

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 valid forms of identification.


Financial aid lab assistance

Financial aid staff provide online assistance in completing the 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 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.

San Ramon Campus

Transferring to Cal State East Bay?

Have questions for the counselor? Need help with your application? For more information, make your 20 minute appointment with Annie Chandler.  Tuesday, September 17 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Reserve your place at the Admissions Office, email Ann Uawithya, or call 925-551-6215.

The Career, Employment, and Transfer Center

Welcome new and returning students! 

The Career, Employment and Transfer Center Fall 2013 hours:

Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (August 16 only)

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Fridays: closed (with the exception of 8/16)


Stop by to check out our resources, schedule college representative appointments, pick up career and transfer information flyers and, have some chocolate on us! We're located on the second floor of the Student Services Center.

Study abroad in Florence!

Florence: spring 2014 January 21 - April 25

Meeting: Tuesday , August 27, 2 - 3 p.m., LA 114. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email,, or call 925-969-2507.

Got e-waste?
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses. 
Drop off items Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking across from Lot #7) Visit 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
Contra Costa Community College District Police Department Police Services silent witness tip line
Students, faculty and staff can call 925-229-6464 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