Important dates, deadlines, and information


       February 25, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Feb. 27 - Last day to file for summer 2015 graduation with early registration option
March 2 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
March 2-April 15 - Graduation filing period for fall 2015 to be considered for early registration option.  For information on criteria:
March 30-April 5 - Spring recess - no classes in session - no Saturday or Sunday classes
April 24 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript.
May 13 - Last day of classes
May 14-20 - Final exams
May 20 - Last day of instruction
May 21 - Graduation
May 25 - Holiday - Memorial Day - 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.

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] 

Lights, Camera, Action!
Film crews will be on campus Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 shooting campus footage for a Comcast commercial. If you don't want to be filmed please avoid the cameras!
Counseling Services
This is a great time to make an appointment with a counselor to discuss summer and fall courses. Make an appointment online at if you have only attended DVC, call 925-969-2140 or come to the front counter of Counseling.

Reminder: Applications for associate degrees and certificates are due March 2, 2015.  

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.
Greetings DVC graduation candidates!
Mark your calendars and save the dates of the upcoming deadlines listed below. This year's ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Viking Stadium (weather permitting).

Important graduation dates
Graduation application period: now - March 2, 2015
A.A. and A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement/Accomplishment


Student graduate speaker application period: February 23 - April 20, 2015 

Student graduate speaker application forms are available in the Vice President of Student Services Office. Students may apply and must be a 2014-15 graduate/candidate (summer 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015).  


Early graduation for priority registration 

February 27 - Last day to file for summer 2015 graduation with early registration option.

March 2 - April 15 - Graduation filing period for fall 2015 consideration for early registration option.


In order to give students who are close to graduation an advantage in registering for the remaining classes needed in their last semester, students may apply for an early registration appointment by submitting an Early Application to Graduate in the semester before their planned graduation date. Students taking advantage of this opportunity will receive early registration (one time only) for the semester they intend to graduate.


For more information and additional deadlines, visit:   

DVC Equity Speaker Series Presents:
Dr. David Stovall
Rethinking Ferguson: Education, Schooling and the Retrenchment of the Apartheid State
Thursday, February 26, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Diablo Room


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

Career and Internship Fair! Talk with industry leaders on campus!

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

Located on Main Street between Food Court and Student Services Center.


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. Stop by our photo booth for a professional photo to include in your social media outlets such as Linkedin and Facebook. No registration required. All community members welcome!


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

Over 25 new jobs and internships added each week! Visit the Career and Transfer Center for more information (located in SSC, 2nd Floor).


Job / internship search lab: Get hands-on support in registering for and navigating the DVC job board. Learn about external resources to search for jobs, internships, and career exploration tools.


Visit the Career and Transfer Center for more information.

Become a Student Ambassador!
Student Ambassador applications are now being accepted for the spring. Completed application packets are due no later than 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
View information flyer
Job description, qualifications, and application materials are available at
Educational Talent Search (ETS) and
Upward Bound (UB) Programs at DVC

Educational Talent Search is looking for domestic DVC students interested in becoming Math and Science Teachers at the secondary level. The Teacher Assistants (TA) will be paid to work with students in classrooms at local middle/high schools or at DVC. Work schedule will be based upon school site assignment.

The Upward Bound Program-seeks paid and volunteer tutors for spring 2015 to work with students at Mt. Diablo or Ygnacio Valley High Schools (Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.) and at DVC (Saturdays 12:30-2:30 p.m). Tutors are needed in math, English, science, history and Spanish. Please note that this position requires travel to the high schools. Math tutors are needed for summer 2015 to work at DVC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at [email protected] or Pablo Soto at [email protected].
Women's History Month
DVC Celebrates Women's History month! Join us throughout the month of March as we focus on the tremendous contributions to society women have made as well as the struggles and challenges faced throughout history.
Visit to get the latest information on speaker series, events, and activities.
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]
San Ramon Campus announcements

Job Fair - In the Learning Commons 

Tuesday, March 10, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.


Over 25 EMPLOYERS available to discuss career opportunities, summer jobs and internships.  

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.
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!

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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.

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.

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.

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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