Important dates, deadlines, and information

 

             August 28, 2013

 

In this issue
Important dates
Add a class
InSite portal
Book Center
EOPS
CalWORKs
Scholarships
D2L
Start a club
ASDVC
San Ramon Campus
Dental Clinic
Study abroad
Watch your stuff!
Stay connected!
Good neighbor
Campus alert system
State regulations
Got e-Waste?
 
Check student email
Get college news
Diablo Valley College events calendar
Quick links
Campus Map

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

 

  
Last day to add a full-term class. Use online registration with late add code or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code 
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)


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

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. 

Check InSiteWebAdvisor frequently!
Critical deadlines and essential class information
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.
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.

 
Shop online anytime!  You can rent or buy online. Same day refunds on fall text books, receipt required.

 

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 .

Are you eligible for EOPS? 

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 applications for new fall 2013 students. The application period will close on Friday, August 30. The EOPS program is a highly impacted program. Only eligible students will be offered a space on a first-come, first-served basis based on need and state guidelines for EOPS eligibility. 

CalWORKs
CalWORKs is designed to help current DVC students who are also participating in county CalWORKs complete the academic and career training they need to successfully become economically self-sufficient. If you are currently participating in county CalWORKs, stop by the CalWORKs Office located on the first floor of the Student Services Building to see if you are eligible for additional student services and benefits.

 

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 this 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.

Make the most out of D2L 

Are you enrolled in D2L and want to learn more?  The Library offers drop-in sessions to help you make the most of this system. Stop by next Tuesday, September 3 or Wednesday, September 4 at: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 - 3:00 p.m, library lab 202.  

Start a new student club! 
Interested in starting a club that would benefit the student body? Great! Find out how you can initiate a new club at DVC, and be sure to attend a mandatory Starting a New Club Workshop  Tuesday, September 3, 2-2:30 p.m. or Wednesday, September 4 11-11:30 a.m.
New clubs must meet all application and eligibility requirements and must not mirror the mission or purpose of a pre-existing club.
Want to make a difference? Join student government!

Join the student government! The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is currently recruiting new members. To join, attend an info session where you will learn about what ASDVC does, what the requirements are, and get a petition to join. The last remaining ASDVC info sessions will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

and Tuesday, September 3, 2:00 -  2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room. The deadline to submit the completed petition is Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12 p.m. All returning and new ASDVC members must attend the mandatory ASDVC retreat on Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room, beginning September 10.

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.

Low cost, high quality dental care 

The DVC Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to receive dental hygiene services provided by dental hygiene students. Fees in the clinic range from $10 (cleaning for a child 12 and under) to $55 for a "deep cleaning" for an adult. Regular maintenance cleanings for adults are $25. Radiographs (x-rays) range from $10 for check-up films, to $25 for a full set.

The clinic is in the Life Sciences Building, LHS-102. Please call 925-969-2643 or x22643 (if calling from campus phones) to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation to see if you might qualify to be a teaching case.

Study abroad in Florence!

Florence: spring 2014 January 21 - April 25

Meetings: Wednesday, September 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. LA 114 and Tuesday, September 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m. LA 114. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, studyabroad@dvc.edu, or call 925-969-2507.

  
Watch your belongings...
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.

  

  

 

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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  www.4cd.edu/alert

 

New state regulations

Effective fall 2013, state regulation governing California community colleges will change with respect to repeatable courses. Read more
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 noewaste.com for more information and list of accepted electronic items.  

 

The InquirerThe Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online!
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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. 23330 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.
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 925-969-2785 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 925-551-6212. 
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