Important dates, deadlines, and information


           September 24, 2014


In this issue
Important dates
Fall classes
Welcome services
Transfer Day
Study in Florence
Financial aid announcements
California Dream Act
Roadmap to success
San Ramon Campus
Good neighbor
Social media
Dental hygiene
Flu season
Road work
Alternate routes
Campus alert system
Check student email
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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Fall 2014 Important Dates (pdf)
September 26 - Holiday - Native American Day - college closed (Saturday and Sunday classes are in session)

October 31 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate

November 10 - Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed
November 21 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript


Check out the large selection of late-start, 

short-term or online classes that have not yet started this fall!

Here is a current list of the classes available!
Critical deadlines and essential class information are 
ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite email.

Got Questions? 

Welcome Services will be expanding  services on campus throughout the month of October. Look for the DVC Information Booths to get important information about student support services and resources to help you meet your educational goals and begin planning for the semesters to come. We look forward to seeing you. Email us at [email protected] for more information.


The 2nd Annual CARE and CalWORKs Mini Resource Fair for Parent Students is Thursday, October 2, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the BFL Community Conference Room. Student Services and local organizations will be on campus to present many important topics to assist you with your academic and personal success. To confirm your reservation, please phone or email your attendance to the contacts listed on the flyer.

If you are receiving TANF/county cash aid, it's not too late to join DVC's CalWORKs program. Contact the CalWORKs Office for more information about eligibility.

Save the date for Transfer Day

Mark your calendars for Transfer Day, Tuesday, October 28, 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Library Quad. We are expecting over 70 colleges and universities from within California and from outside the state including Idaho, Japan, Arizona, Montana, and Oregon! 

Please visit the Transfer Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Service Center, Room 202 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 the next information meeting located in LA-119: Wednesday, October 1, 3- 4:30 p.m.
NEW! Now we are offering a Study Abroad Prep Course! Social Science SOSC-155B. This 1 unit, 8 week course will fully prepare you for a successful Study Abroad experience!

For more information visit the  Study Abroad Office in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 
Financial aid announcements

Paying $46 a unit for your enrollment fees? Would you like to see if your fees can be waived?
You can apply for a fee waiver and if eligible, may have your course fees for the summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015 terms eliminated through the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Program. The application deadline is May 20, 2015. For more information and to apply, please visit DVC Financial Aid .


2014-15 FAFSA now available!

To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year, please visit and complete your application today. For more information about all financial aid programs please visit  DVC Financial Aid.

Have you already applied and need to know your financial aid status?
All financial aid related communications and notifications are being delivered to your InSite Portal email account. Your must regularly check your InSite Portal email account in order to receive important financial aid information. You may also check your financial aid status by checking your WebAdvisor account accessible through the InSite Portal.

Financial aid drop-in and document submission
Students who wish to see a financial aid coordinator for general inquiries about their 2014-15 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.  For more information about our hours and services, please visit  DVC Financial Aid.

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 U.S. passport as identification. 

California Dream Act

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. 

Create your roadmap to success! 

Beginning fall 2014, all community college students in California are required to have an education plan. We have developed an online planning tool to help you create the best plan to meet your 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! 

San Ramon Campus announcements 

St Mary's will be visiting the San Ramon Campus on Tuesday, September 30, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Drop in for a visit!
There will be a TAG workshop on September 29, from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in room E 164. Financial Aid drop in is Wednesday, October 1 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 6 p.m. in the Admissions Lobby. No appointments are necessary.

Do you know how to research library databases? Want tips on researching a term paper? Ask a librarian! Stop by the Learning Commons on Tuesday, October 10, 10 -11 a.m. where a librarian will be available to help you with all your research questions.
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.  


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Stay connected with DVC WiFi

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

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 LHS-102. Please call 925-969-2643 to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation to see if you qualify.

Flu Season will soon be upon us!

Let's stop the flu season before it starts! Please wash your hands frequently, using soap and water, use the sanitizing stations around campus often, and stay home if you are sick.

Visit for more information. You can also watch this short video on flu prevention.


Road work may cause delays

Significant work on Golf Club Road and Contra Costa Boulevard will cause further impact and we are advising students to take alternate routes to campus to avoid the construction zones. 

Work is expected to continue until December 2014. 
Pardon our dust!

As part of the ongoing Commons Project, the construction zone and accessible routes to buildings have changed. Contractors have begun the final phase of the DVC commons project and access to and from the PAC and the Student Union Building are significantly impacted. 

From lot 8, visitors can primarily access the PAC, the Student Union Building and the Art Building. The Student Services Center and all other buildings are better accessed from other parking lots. For accessible entry (ADA) - please park or drop off in lot 7 or 1. If you need mobility assistance from the lot 8 bus stop to a building on campus, contact DSS Mobility Services at 925-969-2173. Please view the campus map page and plan your route before arriving on campus.

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.
A loud siren will be heard throughout the DVC campus 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

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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