Important dates, deadlines, and information


       May 13, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
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)
May 26 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins through July 21
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 30 - Online registration by appointment begins
August 1 - Graduation filing period begins for spring 2016 graduates 
August 15 - Fall semester begins
August 17 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins through October 12
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
Book buyback
The DVC Book Center will be buying textbooks back on the following dates:

Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Friday, May 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, May 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.


The last day to return rental books without penalty is Thursday, May 21 by 7 p.m.

Library has extended hours

Thanks to funding from ASDVC, the DVC Library will have extended hours during finals. The library will be open until 10 p.m., May 11-14 and May 18-19. On Friday, May 15, the library will be open until 4 p.m. 


Congratulations graduates!
This year's graduation ceremony is on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in Viking Stadium (weather permitting). Gates open at 6 p.m. Parking permits are not required. Invitation letters were mailed to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2014, or spring 2015. 

Graduation cap and grown packets on sale now

Caps, gown, tassels and diploma/certificate holder packets are available for purchase at the DVC Book Center. Packets may be purchased: 


May 11-147:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May 157:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 18-217:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Packets are $29.99 and early purchase is encouraged for size 

Note: Cash and debit/credit cards are accepted. American Express cards or checks are NOT accepted. 

Fresh flowers and leis will be available for purchase from
Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. at the entrance gate on the day of graduation. You will also have the opportunity to purchase professional graduation photos.    

Student volunteers needed 
Welcome Services is looking for student volunteers to assist with the August "back-to-school" rush! Help students locate classrooms and student services, assist with Insite/WebAdvisor, and make the transition into the new semester easier for everyone.

Benefits include:

       volunteer certificates and gift bags

       first consideration for paid student ambassador positions

       bolster college applications and resumes

All volunteers must attend one mandatory orientation session on Tuesday, August 11, 12 p.m. or Wednesday, August 12, 1:30 p.mPlease complete the Volunteer Form to let us know the hours you wish to volunteer and which orientation you will be attending. If you have any questions, please contact Welcome Services at [email protected] or (925) 969-2106. We look forward to kicking off the fall semester with you!

Financial aid announcements

Board of Governors 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 Governors 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.

The last day to apply for aid for the 2014-15 academic year and get aid for summer 2015 is June 30For 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 the 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.

What is Cooperative Work Experience (COOP)?

COOP is an academic course that allows you to earn 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 COOP units.

Do you have a job?

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

For more information, visit COOP/Work Experience

Frequently asked questions or email: [email protected]

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 DVC 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 job board. Learn about external resources to search for jobs, internships, and career exploration tools.


Visit the DVC Career and Transfer Center for more information.

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.
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.

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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Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning. Complete mission statement