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       March 25, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
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
April 6 - Registration by appointment begins for CalWorks, EOPS, DSS, Foster Youth, and eligible veterans (online registration only).
April 8 - Registration by appointment begins for continuing students (enrolled in summer 2014, fall 2014, or spring 2015), online only. Check Insite/WebAdvisor for your specific appointment day and time. 
May 26 - Early summer short-term classes begin (May 26-June 12). 
June 15 - Summer classes begin (June 15-July 23)
Summer classes begin May 26 and June 15

Check out the online schedule now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor.  For your specific registration date and time, please visit Insite/WebAdvisor

The five-year project has finally come to completion Please celebrate with us on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. 
Come celebrate everything the commons was designed to be with student performances, ribbon cutting and acknowledgements, music, free food, and fun! 
College Day at DVC - student volunteers needed 

Are you knowledgeable about the programs and services available at DVC? Would you like to help potential DVC students learn about the great opportunities here?


Welcome Services is looking for student volunteers to assist high school juniors during "College Day @ DVC" on April 29. Shifts are available between 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


This is a great volunteer experience to add on your r�sum� and/or college applications. 


Interested? Please contact [email protected] and tell us the time(s) you are available on April 29. If you have any questions, please call Welcome Services at 925-969-2106.

Graduation is approaching! 
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:

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. To apply you must be a 2014-15 graduate/candidate (summer 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015).  


Early graduation for priority registration: March 2 - April 15, 2015 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   

What is Cooperative Work Experience (COOP)?

Do you have a job?

Would you like to earn 2-3 units of credit for summer 2015?

For more information visit COOP/Work Experience 

Frequently asked questions or email: [email protected] 

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 Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs are seeking tutors to work with middle school and high school students at DVC this summer. Tutors are needed in math (Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m.), science (Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. or 1-3 p.m.), and English (Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. or 1-3 p.m.).   


Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at [email protected] or Pablo Soto at [email protected].
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.

2015-16 FAFSA available now!
To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2015-16, please visit and complete your application today. For more information about all financial aid programs please visit DVC Financial Aid.
Counseling Services
This is a great time to make an appointment with a counselor to discuss summer and fall courses. You may come in-person, make appointments online, or call 925-969-2140.
Career and Employment announcements

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.

Study in Barcelona!
Now accepting applications for the Barcelona Program for fall 2015! September 12 - December 11, 2015.

Attend a meeting 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].

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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