Important dates, deadlines, and information


       July 8, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
July 21 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
July 23 - Last day of summer session
Fall 2015 Important Dates (pdf)
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
August 28 - Last day to add a full-term class
August 28 - Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund
Fall classes begin on August 15 - Enroll now!

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

Courses to consider
Not sure what classes to take this fall? Here are some courses to consider
Career and Employment announcements

Need a new job or internship? Check out DVC's online job board. Search for jobs and internships, and/or create a resume or an online portfolio. It's easy! To learn more about job search, career exploration, or the steps to transfer then stop by the DVC Career and Transfer Center located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Center. 

Cooperative Work Experience (COOP)
Increase you GPA and maximize your financial aid, register for Work Experience now!

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?

If so, you can earn 2-4 units of credit for fall 2015. For more information, visit COOP/Work Experience, frequently asked questions or email [email protected]

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 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016 terms eliminated through the Board of Governors Fee Waiver program.

2015-16 FAFSA available now!
To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year, please visit and complete your application today. Funds are available to help you pay for your course fees, books and supplies, transportation costs, and even rent!

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 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.

CalWORKs announcements 
Are you a student parent receiving TANF or cash aid from the county? If so, it's not too late to join DVC's CalWORKs program for fall 2015. Stop by or contact the CalWORKs Office for more information about eligibility and services.

Returning students please contact the CalWORKs Office to register for a fall 2015 orientation. Orientation is mandatory each semester for all CalWORKs participants.

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 in the library. 

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 925-969-2692 to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation to see if you qualify.

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 r�sum�s 

All volunteers must attend one mandatory orientation session on Tuesday, August 11, 12 p.m. or Wednesday, August 12, 1:30 p.mPlease complete a 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!

Umoja at DVC

The DVC Umoja program is recruiting students for our 2015-16 learning community! We are part of the statewide Umoja program and our mission is to support the success of African-American students (our program is open to all students).  


Students in Umoja must take two required, linked classes each semester; participate in mandatory program activities; are assigned a DVC mentor; do assignments, readings and activities in their Umoja courses that celebrate the African and African-American culture; receive academic and career counseling and participate in educational and social activities to foster community and engagement. 

For more information, visit our website at or email us at [email protected].


DVC Book Center announcements 
The DVC Book Center will be buying textbooks back on the following dates: 

Wednesday, July 229 a.m. - 3 p.m.5 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 239 a.m. - 3 p.m.5 - 7 p.m.

The last day to return summer rental books is on July 27 by 3 p.m. 

The DVC Book Center is open Monday - Thursday from 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. this summer (June 15 - July 23).  

San Ramon Campus announcements 
Summer financial aid drop-in appointments are available on the following dates:
Wednesday, July 1510:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2 - 6 p.m.
For more information, visit the drop-in schedule at SRC.
2015-16 catalog
The new catalog is available. View it online or pick up a copy at the DVC Book Center. 
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.

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.

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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.

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!

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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