Important dates, deadlines, and information


                March  26, 2014


In this issue
Important dates
Summer classes
Roadmap to Success
Career and transfer
ETS and Upward Bound
Speaker series
More than a DREAM
Financial aid announcements
California Dream Act
Student LIfe news
Join a club!
Earth Day
Study in Paris
Be a good neighbor
Social media
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 upcoming admission and registration dates
March 1-April 15 - Graduation filing period for fall 2014 to be considered for early registration option
March 28 - Last day to file AA/AS degree and certificate applications for spring graduation
April 25 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
May 15 - 21 Final exams
May 21 - Last day of instruction - graduation ceremony at 7 p.m.
May 26 - Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed
Summer 2014 Important Dates (pdf) 
April 7 - Registration by appointment begins for EOPS, DSS, Foster Youth, and eligible veterans (online registration only)
April 9 - Registration by appointment begins for continuing students (online registration only)
April 23Registration begins for new matriculated and returning students online only.
May 5 - Begin new non-matriculated students (online registration only)
May 28 - Open walk-in registration for all students (except special admit/concurrent high school students)
May 29 - Begin new and returning special admit/concurrent high school students registration grades 11 and 12


Summer classes begin May 27 and June 16

The summer online schedule is available now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor.

Registration appointments will be posted March 28 (Check WebAdvisor for your specific registration date and time.)

Create your roadmap to success! 

In preparation for the fall 2014 requirement for all community college students in California to have an education plan, we have developed an online education planning tool to help you create a plan to meet you academic goals. You can now track your progress in your chosen program, as well as plan, schedule, and register for classes. You can even make an appointment with a counselor, all from your education plan.  

Create Your Roadmap Now! 


Greetings graduation candidates!

Mark your calendars and save the dates of the upcoming deadlines listed below. This year's ceremony will be held on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Viking Stadium (weather permitting). For more information and additional deadlines, visit:


Important graduation dates

Graduation application period: now - March 28

A.A. and A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement/Accomplishment application forms.


Want to make your graduation even more special? Apply to address your graduating class as the 2014 graduation speaker! The deadline to apply is April 2.

Student graduate speaker application forms are available in the Vice President of Student Services Office or online. You must be a 2013-14 graduate/candidate (summer '13, fall '13, spring '14) to apply.  

EOPS program reminders

Priority registration dates for EOPS students for the summer 2014 and fall 2014 semesters are quickly approaching. Check your InSite/WebAdvisor or inquire in the EOPS Office to find your priority registration date and time. Your EOPS counselors can help you plan your upcoming classes. Appointments fill quickly, so drop by the EOPS Office or Counseling Office to schedule your appointment.
To stay in good standing, be sure to complete your two required EOPS counseling appointments, one required peer advisor drop-in visit, and mandatory progress reports. 

Career, Employment, and Transfer services

Looking for a job? Come talk to employers that are hiring on Get-a-Job Wednesdays. Employers will be on campus  Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  between the Book Center and Student Services Building. Don't miss an opportunity to meet prospective employers and line up your summer  job.

Need help creating or revising your resume? Stop by the Career, Employment and Transfer Center for resume review on Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Transfer Center for help preparing your college transfer application. We'll help you navigate through the process. 

Educational Talent Search and  
Upward Bound programs

The Educational Talent Search Program seeks paid teacher assistants (TA) and volunteer tutors for spring and summer 2014.


We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming math and science teachers at the secondary level. The TAs 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 Upward Bound program seeks paid tutors to work with students at Mt. Diablo or Ygnacio Valley High Schools: Tuesday - Thursday, 2:30- 6 p.m. and at DVC on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at [email protected]

Spring 2014 Speaker Series: Final speaker visits the
San Ramon Campus

Transforming Higher Education for the Diverse New Majority

Christine Sleeter, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 15, 1 - 2:30 p.m.  


Visit: for more information about the topics covered and a brief biography about each speaker.

4th Annual AB540 "More than a DREAM" conference

On Saturday, April 5 DVC will be hosting a FREE district-wide conference for undocumented high school and college students, parents, and their allies to learn about the opportunities and resources available. Topics include: applying to college, financial aid, deferred action, community resources, and personal motivation and advocacy. 
Register online by April 2. For more information about the conference visit us online .

Financial aid announcements

2014-15 FAFSA now available!

If you plan to enroll for the 2014-15 academic year, the 2014-15 FAFSA is now available. The Financial Aid Office will present financial aid workshops in March and April if you need additional help applying. For more information about these grants please visit DVC Financial Aid.


Are you currently attending or plan to attend DVC in summer 2014?  We are still processing 2013-14 FAFSAs. If you haven't already, 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 email to determine if you have a Missing Information Letter and require a drop-in appointment to submit additional documentation. For assistance please visit the Enrollment Lab.


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 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 2013-14 fee waiver application is May 21.


Financial aid lab assistance  

Financial aid staff are providing online assistance in completing the 2013-14 FAFSA and 2013-14 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, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., to receive online assistance. 


Financial aid drop-in and document submission 
Students who wish to see a financial aid coordinator for general inquiries about their 2013-14 financial aid 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: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Financial Aid Office is closed on Fridays and official holidays.

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 or the DVC library. 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 US passport as identification. 

California Dream Act

2013-14 and 2014-15 California Dream Act applications available now!
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. The Financial Aid Office will be having financial aid workshops in March and April if you need additional help applying. If you have questions regarding your application status or need assistance, please visit the Financial Aid Office to meet with a financial aid coordinator.  

Student LIfe news

DVC will be electing the 2014-15 Contra Costa Community College District Student Trustee

If you want to make a  difference for the students of the Contra Costa Community College District, consider running for 2014-15 Student Trustee. Application packets are available in the Student Life Office. Information sessions for interested applicants will be conducted in the DVC Student Union on Thursday, March 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Completed packets must be submitted to the Student Life Office by Friday, April 4, 12:30 p.m.

For more information about the Student Trustee position, eligibility requirements, position requirements, and expectations, please visit the Student Life Office.

Student LIfe ASDVC elections are April 9 and 10 

Let your voice be heard! Vote for your next ASDVC executive board. ASDVC is your student government at DVC, responsible for representing DVC students' perspectives on College and district committees and advocating for and responding to students' needs. Election polls will be open: Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. at the Student 

Union Building and Learning Commons.


Candidate information packets will be available in the Student Life Office , and posted online beginning March 31.


You can also meet the candidates at the Candidates Open Forum on Monday, March 31, 2 - 4 p.m. 


To learn more about ASDVC, please attend the next ASDVC board meeting. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.


Got suggestions for improving the Student Union Building?

Complete the following short online survey to add your ideas. This is your building, so let your voice be heard!

Join a club at DVC!
It's not too late to get involved by joining a student club! To find the current listing of student clubs, including meeting days and times, please check out our student clubs listTo learn more, visit the Student Life Office.
Everyday is Earth Day at DVC!
We are committed to sustainable policies and practices. Join us for an Earth Day event on Tuesday, April 22 from 10- a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Quad. Exhibitors will provide information about how we can protect the environment and make a difference. There will be a tie-dye booth, free giveaways, and live music!
Throughout the month of April are several scheduled Environmental Events.  Join the GREEN revolution for a more sustainable campus and 

a more sustainable planet!

Study in Paris!

Study abroad in one of the best-know cities in the world, home to countless historical monuments and museums!  Apply now for the Paris Program for the fall 2014 semester!

Attend one of the next  information meetings located in LA 115: 
Tuesday, April 1,  2-3 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
For more information visit
 the  Study Abroad Office  in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 925-969-2507.
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. To maintain our excellent reputation as a top notch institution of higher learning, we have to be a good neighbor. When space is available, please choose the DVC lot!


Stay connected with DVC WiFi

Here are step by step instructions for obtaining wireless internet connection on the DVC campus. You will need your Portal ID and password. 


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Critical deadlines and essential class information are 
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Please watch for large vehicles in construction access areas

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

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 or crisis situation, 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

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. 23000 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, 925-551-6212. 
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