Important dates, deadlines, and information


       January 21, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
January 12-23 - Late enrollment - space available basis
January 23 - Last day to add a full-term class
January 23 - Last day to drop a full-term class, in-person, and be eligible for a refund of fees
January 25 - Last day to drop a full-term class, online, and be eligible for a refund of fees
January 30 - Last day to drop a full-term class, in-person, without a "W" appearing on transcript.
February 1 - Last day to drop a full-term class, online, without a "W" appearing on transcript.
February 6 - Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
February 13 - Holiday - Lincoln's Birthday - college closed
February 14, 15 - Holiday - Presidents Weekend - no Saturday/Sunday classes
February 16 - Holiday - Washington's Birthday - college closed

There's still time to add a class to your spring schedule!

Check out the online schedule now, visit Insite/WebAdvisor, or visit our courses to consider page for ideas!  There are many late-start, short-term, and online classes available to fit your busy schedule.

Temporary additional overflow parking now available on the Pleasant Hill Campus!

During the first four weeks of the semester when parking is extremely impacted, additional parking is available in the old Kmart shopping center parking lot (see map).

Parking permit requirements are the same as any DVC lot. Please follow all posted instructions.

Got questions? 

Welcome Services has expanded services on campus throughout the month of January. 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.

Design contest for DVC students - extended deadline!

$150 award and name recognition for winner!

The deadline has been extended to Friday, February 9, 5 p.m.

The DVC Foundation seeks artistic DVC students to create an invitation for an upcoming Foundation donor event to be held in early spring in conjunction with the planned dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Student Services and Hospitality Services and Food Court buildings on the Pleasant Hill Campus. For information on the criteria and instructions visit the foundation webpage

February is Black History month at DVC!

DVC celebrates Black History Month! Join us throughout the month of February as we focus on the tremendous contributions, as well as struggles and challenges African Americans have faced and continue to experience. Visit often to get the latest information on speaker series, events, and activities that celebrate black history. 

Career and Employment announcements

Summer Job and Internship Fair!  

Pleasant Hill Campus: Wednesday, March 4, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

San Ramon Campus: Tuesday., March 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Talk with the industry leaders. Get answers to your employment questions directly from the source! Over 35 employers will be on campus to speak with students about opportunities in their organizations. 


DVC Job Board! Register to search for local jobs and internships in the East Bay 

Over 25 new jobs and internships added each week!  


Resume writing and job internship labs are available! Get hands-on support from DVC career services professionals in revising or creating a professional resume. Learn about external resources to search for jobs, internships, and career exploration tools. 

Visit the Career and Transfer Center for more information.

Club Day!

If you are interested in learning more about DVC's clubs or joining a club, then mark your calendars for DVC Club Day! A variety of clubs will be present sharing information on February 10 and 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional Club Days will be scheduled throughout the semester, so please check with the Student Life Office for later semester dates and times.


Enhance and enrich your DVC experience by getting involved with the campus student club program! It gives you wonderful opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills, participate in entertaining events and programs, connect with peers who share your personal interests and have an overall AMAZING time! 

Check out our student club website  frequently for more details on club workshop days/time, lists of clubs, and how to join! A list of renewed clubs for spring 2015 will be posted in February. 

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 want to preserve DVC's 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.  

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.

2014-15 FAFSA and 2015-16 FAFSA available now!
To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2014-15 academic year or to apply for aid next year, please visit and complete your application today. If you want to be considered for Cal Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or Federal Work-Study in 2015-16, you must submit your application by the March 2 priority filing deadline. For more information about all financial aid programs please visit DVC Financial Aid.

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

Scholarship drop in - Admissions Lobby

Tuesday, February 3, 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.


Financial Aid drop in - West Building, W118

Tuesday, February 3, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

Drop-in appointments will be available the day of the scheduled visit.

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 deadline is February 15, 2015. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office located in the EOPS Suite to learn more about other scholarship opportunities.

Flu season is 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.

What is Cooperative Work Experience (COOP)?

COOP 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 coop 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 COOP/Work Experience 

Frequently asked questions or email: [email protected]


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.


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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. 

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. Check out the ASDVC Student Life website for upcoming dates. Come learn what ASDVC does and what the requirements are to join.

FREE Microsoft Office software for all DVC students!

Contra Costa Community College District has begun providing Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for all students at no cost via the Microsoft Professional Plus Benefit program. 

Instructions on how to download the software NOW! 

Study in Barcelona!

Now accepting applications for the Barcelona Program for fall 2015!

September 12 - December 11, 2015

Attend one of the many meetings to find out more information!

For more information visit the Study Abroad Office in FO-219, call Harue Takanashi at 925-969-2507, or email at: [email protected]

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

Be watchful of your belongings and visit the lost and found.

Just a reminder to use extra vigilance in watching over your personal belongings. Thefts are common at this time of the year and we don't want it to happen to you. Please keep your belongings safely under watch at all times.

If you do lose an item be sure to visit the lost and found located at Police Services. Pleasant Hill Campus Police Services are located next to the Engineering Technology Building, parking lot 1.  San Ramon Campus Police Services are located in W 102.

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
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:
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