Important dates, deadlines, and information


            November 20, 2013


In this issue
Important dates
Think spring!
65th Anniversary
Events Calendar
Stay connected
Financial Aid Announcements
California Dream Act
Join a student club
Got e-Waste?
State regulations
Watch for construction trucks
Campus alert system
Check student email
Get college news
Diablo Valley College events calendar
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Important admission and registration dates
Nov. 22
Nov. 28-29
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 23- Jan. 2
Jan. 6
Jan. 13
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
Holiday - winter recess - college closed. Online registration available
In-person open registration
Spring classes begin

Your registration date/time is available now! 

Check WebAdvisor or your DVC email address. 



Need help registering for your spring 2014 classes?

Come to the Enrollment Lab on the first floor of the Student Services Center for one-on-one assistance with the registration process. The lab is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Not sure what you should take? Go to InSite/WebAdvisor to check your education plan. 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 the 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.

Contra Costa Community College District present the 65th Anniversary Showcase! 

This is a FREE event! Join us and enjoy fun activities for all ages, live entertainment, and delicious food.


The Contra Costa Community College District will celebrate 65 years of service to the Contra Costa County community on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The showcase celebration will take place at the Universal Sports Academy, 330 Ferry Street, Martinez, from noon to 4 p.m. Join us in honoring the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and our Unsung Heroes.   


Have you checked the DVC calendar of events lately? 

There's a lot going on! Check it out!



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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

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. The deadline to submit a 13-14 fee waiver application is May 21.


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.  


2013-2014 FAFSA Dream Act Application 
The Financial Aid Office is offering workshops  to assist with 13-14 FAFSA and Dream Act Application completion. 

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will be accepting a limited number of applications for new spring 2014 EOPS students. 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. The application period will begin Monday, December 3. The EOPS program is a highly impacted program. Only eligible students will be offered a space on a first-come, first-served basis.

For an application you can visit us online or stop by the EOPs office beginning Monday, December 3, 2013.

Student LIfe
Want to get involved on campus in the spring? Start planning ahead!
Student clubs and the Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (aka ASDVC or student government) are currently winding down for the semester. However, now is not too early to start planning ahead for spring.

The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC)  will be recruiting new members for spring 2014. To join, you must be enrolled in a minimum 5.0 units for spring, be available on Tuesdays from 2-4pm, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. The first step is to attend an info session where you will learn about what ASDVC does, what the requirements are, and get a petition to join. The schedule for January info sessions will be available shortly. Check the Student Life Office website or visit the Student Union Building in December for more information about how to become a member of student government.

If you haven't joined a student club yet, it's not too late. Check out our student club website for more details on club workshop days/time, lists of clubs, and how to join. A list of renewed clubs for fall is currently posted, and a spring list will be available early in the semester. Contact or visit the Student Life Office to inquire about how you can join an existing club or even create a new one of your own! 
Got e-waste?
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses. 
Drop off items Saturday, December 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.  



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
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 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