Important dates, deadlines, and information


         October 22, 2014


In this issue
Important dates
Spring 2015
Take the survey
Flu season
Brian Copeland
Transfer Day
Pre-Apprentice program
Scholarship program
San Ramon Campus
Financial aid announcements
California Dream Act
Roadmap to success
Good neighbor
Social media
Campus alert system
Check student email
Get college news

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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Fall 2014 Important Dates (pdf)

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
November 27-28 - Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed
November 29-30 - College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
It's not too early to start planning your spring classes!
The class schedule will be online November 4, 2014. Start checking your student email after November 10 for your registration date and time.

Not sure what you should take? Go to InSite/WebAdvisor to check your education plan, and if you're 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.

Take this survey for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift certificate!

Participate in an online survey and be entered for a chance to win! It will take you about 20 minutes to complete. The survey will only be available for a short time! Visit: SURVEY and type in the password: 141914

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.


Brian Copeland to perform "Not a Genuine Black Man" at DVC!

Brian Copeland, the multitalented comedian, writer, television host, talk radio host and commentator will be performing "Not a Genuine Black Man" on Wednesday, November 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., PAC. FREE and open to all! Instructors if you are bringing your entire class please RSVP to Yvonne Canada.

Sponsored by Umoja, EOPS, and Student Life. Learn more about Brian Copeland.

Don't miss Transfer Day! Celebrate transfer month!

Pleasant Hill Campus: Tuesday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Library Quad.  Over 70 Colleges and Universities represented
San Ramon Campus: Wednesday, October 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the learning commons.
Transfer Month: October 28-November 20
Please visit the Transfer Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Service Center, Room 202 and participate in daily workshops and labs to assist with UC and CSU applications.  #KeepCalmTransferOn

How about a career in the trades? Now accepting applications for 2015!

Diablo Valley College's construction pre-apprenticeship program will prepare you for a high paying job in the construction trade. Starting salaries are more than $35,000 and grow to over $90,000 after five years of experience. Attend one of the pre-apprenticeship orientation/information sessions to find out more!


Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2015. One application and two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships. You must be enrolled in six units in the fall 2014 and six units in the spring 2015. Minimum 2.0 GPA. Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program. The application period is October 6, 2014 through February 15, 2015. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office located in the EOPS Suite to learn more about other scholarship opportunities.

San Ramon Campus announcements 

There are a lot of events at the San Ramon Campus in the upcoming days. All events are FREE and open to all!

Admissions CSUEB, 20-minute appointment, Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m.LC 
3rd Annual Transfer Day, Oct 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.LC 
Ask a Librarian, Nov. 3, 12 -1 p.m., LC
Education Planning Workshop, Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m., E160 
Admissions UC Davis 20-minute appointment, Nov. 4, 9-3 p.m., LC
Ask a Librarian, Nov. 4, 10-11 a.m., LC 
Admissions Financial Aid, Nov.5, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., LC
Education Planning Drop-in lab, Nov. 5, 3-4 p.m., E160 
Visit the DVC event calendar for more details. 


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.
Financial aid announcements

2014-15 FAFSA is now available!

To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year, please visit and complete your application today.

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.  


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.  

Pell Grant Student Debt

If you have received a Pell Grant during the 2014 fall semester and have decreased your enrollment to less than half-time (.3 to 5.9 units), have totally withdrawn from all class or have a class that has been marked as "NS" (No Show) by the instructor, you may be required to pay back all or a portion of the Pell Grant funds that you received. Notifications of Pell Grant Debt will be sent by email and U.S. Mail to the home address on file with the DVC Admissions and Records Office. 


For more information about Financial Aid, please visit the DVC Financial Aid Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center.

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! 
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.  

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. 


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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. 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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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