Important dates, deadlines, and information


             October 23, 2013


In this issue
Important dates
Think spring
Stay connected
Take a survey
Transfer Day PHC
Transfer Day SRC
Financial Aid Announcements
California Dream Act
Join a student club
Dental care
Be a good neighbor
Got e-Waste?
State regulations
Watch for construction trucks
Campus alert system
Check student email
Get college news
Diablo Valley College events calendar
Quick links

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Important admission and registration dates
Nov. 11
Nov. 22
Nov. 28-29
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed
Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
Holiday -Thanksgiving - college closed
College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
Registration begins for continuing students for spring 2014

It is not too early to start planning your spring classes!

The class schedule will be online November 4, 2013. Keep checking your stduent email for your registration date and time.   


Not sure what you should take? Go to InSite/WebAdvisor to check your education plan, and if you're still not sure, make a counseling appointment NOW so you are ready before your registration date.

If a class you plan to take requires a prerequisite that you did not take at DVC, you must turn in your  Prerequisite Equivalency Form to Admissions and Records Office as soon as possible to avoid delays with your registration.

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


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Transfer Day! Representatives from over 60 colleges! 
Tuesday, October 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Library Quad
Over 60 colleges from California and all over the country will visit the Pleasant Hill Campus. Students can meet with representatives to discuss various programs and requirements. List of college representatives
San Ramon Transfer Day! Representatives from over 35 colleges!

Wednesday, October 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Over 35 colleges from California and all over the country will visit the San Ramon Campus. Students can meet with representatives to discuss various programs and requirements. List of college representatives

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. 

Financial aid announcements

Fall 2013 student loan application submission deadline is October 31, 2013 

The last day to submit a student loan application to the Financial Aid Office to be processed for the fall 2013 semester is October 31, 2013.  Loan application materials are provided to students that attend a mandatory loan workshop. The last DVC Loan Workshop is Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. Sign up for a workshop today!.

2013-14 FAFSA

The Financial Aid Office is now processing 2013-14 FAFSAs. If you haven't already done so please complete the 2013-14 FAFSA at to apply for financial aid for the 2013-14 academic year. If you have already applied, please check your InSite Portal 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.  


2013-14 Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Application

It's not too late to apply to have your fees waived for the summer 2013, fall 2013, and upcoming spring 2014 terms! You may apply  online or submit a paper application. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.  You must be a California resident or AB540 student to qualify for a fee waiver.


Financial aid drop-in and document submission 
Students who wish to see a financial aid coordinator for general inquiries about their file or to submit documents may do so through a drop-in visit as specific information regarding a student's financial aid cannot be provided over the phone. Drop-in hours for the fall 2013 term are 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Student IDs
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 a DVC Student ID card.  The Financial Aid Office will also accept state-issued identification cards, a driver's license, or a U.S. Passport as acceptable forms of identification. 

California Dream Act

The 2013-14 California Dream Act application is currently available. Visit our website for links and valuable information about the California Dream Act. You must be classified as an AB540 student with the Admissions and Records Office to qualify for a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver through the California Dream Act application. If you have questions regarding your application status or need assistance, please visit the Financial Aid Office to meet with a financial aid coordinator.  

Club Day and ASDVC announcements
Enhance and enrich your DVC experience by getting involved with the campus student club program. Clubs offer a great opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, participate in entertaining events and programs, connect with peers who share your personal interests and/or career goals, and have an overall AMAZING time. Check out our student club  web page for more details on club meeting days/time, lists of clubs, and how to join. A list of renewed clubs for fall 2013 will be available the first part of October.  
If you are interested in learning more about DVC's clubs or joining a club, a variety of clubs will be tabling November 5 and 610 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Quad. Additional club days will be scheduled throughout the semester, so please check with the Student Life Office for those dates.

ASDVC invites you to get your spook on! The Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC), your student government body, is teaming up with DVC student clubs to host a free Halloween Festival on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Student Union Quad. Join in on the fun with game booths, student performances, and eating contests. Enjoy the music, free candy and FREE FOOD! Students with an ASDVC sticker will receive a $2 discount off the daily value meal at the Express Bar the day of the event. For more information about the event, or to purchase an ASDVC sticker, please visit the Student Union Building.
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 to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation to see if you might qualify to be a teaching case. 

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.    

Got e-waste?
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses. 
Drop off items Saturday, November 2 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.  



New state regulations

Effective fall 2013, state regulation governing California community colleges will change with respect to repeatable courses. Read more 
Please watch for large vehicles in construction access areas

Get information on construction impacts and learn more about the project at

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
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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 are ocated 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 are 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