Important dates, deadlines, and information


       April 22, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
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
May 26 - Early summer short-term classes begin (May 26 - June 12)
June 15 - Summer classes begin (June 15 - July 23)
July 3 - Holiday (observed) - Independence Day - college closed 
July 21 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
July 23 - Last day of summer session
Fall 2015 Important Dates (pdf)
April 27 - Online registration by appointment begins for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSS, Foster Youth, and eligible veterans
April 30 - Online registration by appointment begins
August 1 - Graduation filing period begins for spring 2016 graduates 
August 15 - Fall semester begins
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 Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online! Check us out in print or online at
Take the DVC Library Survey for a chance to win an iPad mini 2! 

The DVC Library is currently conducting a survey and invites you to provide feedback. Simply fill out the survey online or pick up a paper copy at either the reference desk or the circulation desk. If you would like a chance to win an iPad mini 2, make sure to include your email on the survey. 

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 p.m.


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


Interested? Please contact [email protected] by noon on Friday, April 24 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.

To our DVC students that have completed graduation applications, we are looking forward to seeing you and celebrating you during our commencement ceremony!

This year's ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in Viking Stadium (weather permitting). Additional information regarding the graduation timeline and procedures can be accessed at

Want to make your graduation at DVC even greater? There is still time...

Apply to address your graduating class as the 2015 Graduation Speaker!
To apply you must be a 2014-15 graduate/candidate (summer 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015).  

Monday, April 27 is the last day to apply to become the 2015 Student Graduate Speaker. Student graduate speaker application forms are available in the Vice President of Student Services Office or on the website. For more information, please visit our website


Please remember...

The student cap and gown package sales period is from May 7-21 at the DVC Book Center. Please note the Book Center will be open until 7 p.m. for purchases on the day of graduation. Graduation letters will be sent to students in May and include details. 


Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. vendor sales will take place on May 21. Fresh flowers and leis will be available for purchase from Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. on the day of graduation. 


Let us know if you will be attending graduation. 

Visit our website at and RSVP your attendance.    

Transfer Center Open House

DVC Career and Transfer Services will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is to celebrate and congratulate our 2015 transfer students. Please join us for light refreshments and snacks. Students, staff, faculty and others are invited and encouraged to attend.

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] 

CalWORKs announcements

If you are receiving TANF/county cash aid, come join DVC's CalWorks program. Contact the CalWORKs Office for more information about eligibility. 


CalWORKs mandatory orientations for summer and fall are scheduled to begin. Choose from the following dates and contact the CalWORKs Office to reserve your seat:


Monday, April 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2 - 3:30 p.m.


CalWORKs students are required to sign in once each day when on campus attending classes. The sign-in kiosks are located in the EOPS/CalWORKs suite and the Library. 

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. For more information about all financial aid programs, please visit DVC Financial Aid.

2015-16 California Dream Act Application

Are you an AB-540 undocumented student? If so, you may qualify for a tuition fee waiver for the next academic year. Complete your California Dream Act Application today by visiting You may also learn more about resources available to you at DVC DREAMers.

Manage Your Money!

DVC is partnering with National Endowment for Financial Education to bring you CashCourse, an online financial education tool with lessons and resources to help you manage your money. To learn more, please visit DVC CashCourse.

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.

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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