Important dates, deadlines, and information


           December 11, 2013


In this issue
Important dates
Think spring!
Stay connected
Extended library hours
Book Center buyback
UC Berkeley FREE class
CSU Transfer information
Financial aid announcements
California Dream Act
Educational Talent Search
ASDVC announcements
Got e-Waste?
Watch for construction trucks
Check student email
Get college news
Diablo Valley College events calendar
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Important upcoming admission and registration dates


Dec. 12-18
Final exams
Dec. 18
Last day of fall classes
Dec. 23-Jan. 2
Winter recess - college closed. Online registration available

Jan. 3
Begin new non-matriculated student registration - online only
Jan. 6
In-person open registration
Jan. 13
Spring classes begin
Jan. 13-24Late enrollment - space available basis

If you have not registered for classes yet, why not?

If you have questions, we are here to help you! 



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 educational 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.


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Extended library hours during finals week 

Thanks to funds raised by ASDVC, the library will be open until 10 p.m. during finals week on the following days:

Wed-Thurs: December 11, 12

Mon-Tues: December 16, 17    

DVC Book Center buyback
End of the semester textbook buyback will be
December 12-18
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Bring your books to the back of the Book Center. Buyback windows are near the Math Building. Fall rental books must be returned by Thursday, December 19 by 7 p.m. The 
DVC Book Center


 is closed weekends and will be closed December 21 - January 3, 2014 for winter break. 


Miss the deadline and don't want to wait for the next buyback? You can sell your books back on our website. Just go to TEXTBOOKS in the menu and click SELL TEXTBOOKS.

Take a class at UC Berkeley for FREE!

Would you like to take one class at UC Berkeley in spring 2014...for FREE? Visit our web page and find out how! Watch the informational video, and if you qualify, follow the directions to submit the participation form.

Interested in transferring to a CSU?

Consider pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer. The new joint transfer program from the California Community Colleges and the California State Universities (CSU) makes it easier for students like you to transfer between the two school systems.    

Financial aid announcements

2014-2015 FAFSA Available January 1, 2014 

If you plan to enroll for the 2014-2015 academic year don't forgot to complete your 14-15 FAFSA. The priority filing deadline is
March 2, 2014 to be considered for Cal Grant and campus-based programs such as Federal Work-study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant for the next academic year.  For more information about these grants please visit DVC Financial Aid.


2013-14 FAFSA

The Financial Aid Office is now processing 2013-14 FAFSAs. If you haven't already done so, please complete the  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. 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.  


2013-14 FAFSA Dream Act Application 
The Financial Aid Office is offering workshops to assist with the 13-14 FAFSA and Dream Act Application completion. 
Educational Talent Search and 
Upward Bound Programs
The Educational Talent Search Program seeks paid teacher assistants (TA) and volunteer tutors for spring 2014.


We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming math and science teachers at the secondary level. The TA's will be paid to work with students in classrooms at local middle/high schools or at DVC. Work schedule will be based upon school site assignment. 


The volunteer tutors will work at DVC helping middle and high school students with completing homework assignments, Monday- Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


The Upward Bound Program seeks paid and volunteer tutors to work with students at Mt. Diablo or Ygnacio Valley High Schools: Tuesday - Thursday,  2:30- 6 p.m. and at DVC Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.


Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at [email protected]

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 ends noon on February 4, 2014.  Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office  to learn more about other scholarship opportunities. 


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 Friday, January 24. 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 EOP's Office.

Want to make a difference? Join student government!
Extended library hours, DVC student scholarships, fall 2013 Halloween Festival - These are just a few of the things your student government has accomplished this semester. The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is seeking new members. Mark your calendars to attend an info session early spring semester where you will learn more about ASDVC, what the requirements are, and learn how join.   
The current info session schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, January 14, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 
Wednesday, January 15, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 
Thursday, January 16, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, January 21, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 
Wednesday, January 22, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. 

The deadline to submit the completed petition is Friday January 24, 2014 at 12 p.m. All returning and new ASDVC members must attend the mandatory ASDVC retreat on Saturday, February 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 2 �- 4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room, beginning February 4, 2014.  
Announcements from ASDVC
The student activity fee is a voluntary fee that allows the ASDVC (student government) to contribute funding to programs such as the textbook on reserve program, which allows students to check out course textbooks for use in the library. The fee also allows ASDVC to provide co-curricular programs for students, cultural activities, leadership opportunities and scholarships. The fee is charged at the time of registration but students may request a refund of the fee each semester. Forms are available at the Cashier's Office, the Student Life Office or online. The form must be submitted in person or by mail to the Cashier's Office within the first two weeks of instruction for a full semester class, or before 10% of the class time for a short-term class. Refund checks will be issued monthly after the first two weeks of instruction each semester. 
Got e-waste?
Free e-waste recycling event at Pleasant HIll Diablo Valley College campus. Drop off items Saturday, January 4 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.  


Please watch for large vehicles in construction access areas

Get information on construction impacts and learn more about the project 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 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 are located in W-102. Please contact our office at 925-551-6212. 
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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