Important dates, deadlines, and information


               May 15, 2014


In this issue
Important dates
Fall classes
Summer classes
Roadmap to Success
Book Center
Financial aid announcements
California Dream Act
Study in Florence
Social media
Watch for construction trucks
Campus alert system
Check student email
Get college news
Diablo Valley College events calendar
Quick links
Welcome Services

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Important upcoming admission and registration dates
May 15 - 21 - Final exams
May 21 - Last day of finals - graduation ceremony at 7 p.m.
May 26 - Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed
Summer 2014 Important Dates (pdf) 
May 27 - Early summer short-term classes begin (May 27 - June 13)
June 16 - Summer classes begin
Fall 2014 Important Dates (pdf)
 August 15 - Fall classes begin


Fall classes begin August 15 - Enroll before you leave for summer!

The fall online schedule is now available or visit Insite/WebAdvisorDon't wait until the classes you need are gone! 


Summer classes begin May 27 and June 16 - Enroll now!

It's not too late to get into a great class this summer! Check out the summer online schedule now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor. Make a great decision for your summer and your future!

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

Create your roadmap to success! 

Beginning fall 2014,  all community college students in California will be required to have an education plan. We have developed an online planning tool to help you create the best plan to meet you academic goals. You can 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! 

Congratulations graduates!

This year's ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Viking Stadium (weather permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. All parking is free. Invitation letters were mailed to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2013, and spring 2014. For more information visit:


Graduation cap and gown packets are on sale now at the DVC The Book Center, which will be open until 7 p.m. on the day of graduation. The packet price is $28.99.

Fresh flowers and leis will be available for purchase from Gameday Souvenirs, Inc on graduation day.  

Book Center announcements

Book buy-back is May 15 - May 21,  Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.,  and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ID is required. Rental books must be returned by May 22 to avoid penalties. Return rental books inside the store, not at the buyback window.


NEW! Swap books with other students with the help of the DVC Book CenterBeat the lines and order your books online. They will be shipped to the address you specify.

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. For more information about all financial aid programs 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 Wednesday, May 21.


Financial aid lab assistance  

Financial aid staff are providing online assistance in completing the 2013-14 FAFSA. 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., during the spring term to receive online assistance. 


Financial aid drop-in and document submission and/or 2014-15 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. 
Spring  drop-in hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Summer drop-in hours: Starting May 27, the hours will be Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and closed on Thursdays. 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.  

EOPS program reminders

EOPS/CARE Fall 2014 application packets will be available Monday, June 2 in the EOPS/CARE Office. Benefits of being in EOPS include counseling, book vouchers, one-on-one tutoring, priority registration, special events and activities, four-year college transfer assistance, and many more! Find out if you are eligible by picking up and completing an application. Visit the EOPS Office for more information.

Study in Florence!

Study abroad in one of the best-known cities in the world, home to countless historical monuments and museums! Apply now for the Florence program for the spring 2015 semester!

Attend one of the next information meetings located in LA 117: 
Wednesday, June 25, 1 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15,  3 - 4 p.m.

For more information visit the  Study Abroad Office in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 925-969-2507.


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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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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