Important dates, deadlines, and information

 

        December 10, 2014

 

In this issue
Important dates
Spring 2015
InSite/WebAdvisor
Extended library hours
Book Center buyback
One warm coat donations
Roadmap to success
EOPS announcements
Cooperative Work Experience
CalWORKs
Financial aid announcements
California Dream Act
Scholarship workshops
Student Government
Good neighbor
Social media
DVC WiFi
 
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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Fall 2014 Important Dates (pdf)
December 11 - First day of  final exams
December 17 - Last day of instruction
December 23 - January 4 - Winter recess - college closed

December 1 - Registration by appointment begins for continuing students for spring 2015
January 6 - In-person open registration
January 12 - Spring classes begin
Welcome to spring at DVC!
The class schedule is now available and registration has started! 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.

Extended library hours during finals week 

The DVC library will be open until 10 p.m. during finals week on the following days:

Wed-Thurs: December 10, 11

Mon-Tues: December 15, 16   

Friday, December 12 - open until 5 p.m.


Thank-you  ASDVC for funding extended hours. 
Good luck on your finals

DVC Book Center buyback

End of the semester textbook buyback will be
December 11-17
 
Buyback windows are open: 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. 


 The DVC Book Center will be closed December 23 - January 4, 2015 for winter break. Extended hours on January 5 and 6, 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Open Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

One Warm Coat Donation Drive

Donate your clean, gently used coats and help warm community members in need. Coats for all ages needed (men, women, and especially children).  Now through January 30. Drop off locations: SSC 1st floor, near the stairway, HSF Cafeteria dining area, Central Services lobby, or the Student Union lobby. 

Sponsored by the DVC Classified Senate

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! 

EOPS: Get the Extra Support You Need to Succeed

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is currently accepting a limited number of applications for new spring 2015 EOPS students. Eligible students may receive a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, priority registration, individualized counseling, peer support, book vouchers, and academic and transfer assistance. The application period closes, Friday, December 19. 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 EOPS Office. Complete applications must be submitted in person to the EOPS Office.

What is Cooperative Work Experience (Co-op)?

Co-op is an academic course that allows you to earn elective credit for learning that takes place at your job or internship. There are three different co-op courses. Students can earn up to a total of 16 units.

 

Do you have a job?

Would you like to earn 2-4 units of credit for spring 2015?

For more information visit Co-op/Work Experience 

Frequently asked questions or email: dvccoop@dvc.edu

CalWORKs announcements

If you are receiving TANF/county cash aid, you may be eligible for DVC's CalWORKs program. Returning students should contact the CalWORKs office to register for the spring 2015 CalWORKs Semester Preparation Orientation. Orientation is mandatory each semester for all CalWORKs participants.
Financial aid announcements

Board of Governor's Fee Waiver

Apply for a fee waiver and if eligible, you could have all 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.

2014-15 FAFSA
To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2014-15 academic year, please visit www.fafsa.gov and complete your application today. For more information about all financial aid programs please visit  DVC Financial Aid.

Financial Aid and Scholarship workshops now available!
We are here to help you apply and answer your questions.  Additional workshops have been added. Please check out our full list of upcoming workshops for descriptions, dates and times.
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. 

Scholarship workshops

Need help with your scholarship application? Attend one of the upcoming  workshops! Learn important information about the scholarship application process, deadlines and timelines, writing a successful essay, and obtaining letters of reference.

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.

Want to make a difference? Join student government!

Extended library hours, fall 2014 Fun Fair, statewide student advocacy - these are just a few of the things your student government accomplished this semester. The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) will be seeking new members for spring 2015. Mark your calendar to attend one of the mandatory information sessions in January for potential members. Come learn what ASDVC does and what the requirements are to join.

ASDVC meetings will begin February 3 and are held Tuesdays from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.

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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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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