Important dates, deadlines, and information

 

       August 12, 2015

 

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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Fall 2015 Important Dates (pdf)
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
September 4 - Last day to drop a full-term class, in-person, without a "W" appearing on transcript
September 5-6 - College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
September 7 - Holiday - Labor Day - college closed
September 7 - Last day to drop a full-term class, online, without a "W" appearing on transcript
September 11 - Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
September 15 - Graduation filing deadline for spring 2016 graduates to be considered for the early registration option 
September 25 - Holiday - Native American Day - college closed (Saturday and Sunday classes are in session) 
Fall classes begin on August 15 - Enroll now!

Check out the online schedule now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor. 



Courses to consider
Not sure what classes to take this fall? Here are some courses to consider

Parking fee increase
Effective fall 2015: Full-term parking permits are $48. 

To purchase, please log in to InSite/WebAdvisor. Permits are not available for purchase on campus. 
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.

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.

Chance to win a Samsung tablet
Help us improve our website and earn a chance to win a Samsung tablet!

We are improving our website, and we need your help! Our short usability tests take less than 10 minutes, and participants who complete the test are entered to win a brand new Samsung seven-inch tablet (valued at $199).

If you are interested, please register with your email address, and we will contact you with future opportunities. Congratulations to Patrick Kelley, our June tablet winner. 
Cooperative Work Experience (COOP)
Have a job and want to earn college credit? Want to improve 
your workplace performance and employee/employer relations?

COOP/Work Experience is an academic course that allows you to earn credit for learning that takes place at your job or internship. There are three COOP courses, students can earn 2-4 units for fall 2015, and up to 16 units total.

For more information, visit COOP/Work Experience, frequently asked questions or email dvccoop@dvc.edu
DVC Book Center announcements 
The DVC Book Center will be open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 15. 

Fall hours: Monday-Thursdays, 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Fridays, 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. The last day for refunds on fall books is Friday, August 21.
Student ID Cards and ASDVC Activity Discount Stickers 
The DVC Student ID card is provided to enrolled students and is required for library checkout, printing and copying on campus, and to access many services on campus. Students may obtain their ID Card at the Student Life Office in the Student Union Building, the Library at the Pleasant Hill Campus, or the Learning Commons at San Ramon Campus (SRC).   
An optional ASDVC activity and discount sticker can be purchased at the Student Life Office or DVC Book Center. Benefits include a three percent (3%) discount on textbooks and other items from the Book Center, free admission to DVC athletic events, and discounts from many off-campus businesses (list available in the Student Life Office at the Pleasant Hill Campus). 

Stay connected with DVC WiFi

Follow the step-by-step instructions for wireless internet on the DVC campus. You will need your InSite Portal ID and password.

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FREE Microsoft Office software for all DVC students!

DVC students gets Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus at no cost via the Microsoft Professional Plus Benefit program. Download the software NOW!

The Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper, is online! Check us out in print or online at www.dvcinquirer.com.
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 www.fafsa.gov 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 on 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 www.caldreamact.org. You may also learn more about resources available to you at DVC DREAMers.

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form for Community College Students due Sept. 2
If you are interested in applying for the Cal Grant program and are a continuing community college student who has completed at least 24 units, GPA Verification forms are due September 2. If you are a continuing DVC student, your GPA will automatically be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission by the DVC Admissions and Records Office. If you attended other colleges and DVC, you must contact the Admission and Records Office to have your GPA calculated and certified on the GPA Verification form. To be considered for a Cal Grant, you must also submit your 2015-16 FAFSA before September 2. 

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.
EOPS announcements 
New fall 2015 EOPS applications
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is currently accepting a limited number of applications for new fall 2015 EOPS students. Eligible students may receive a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, individualized counseling, peer support, book vouchers, and academic and transfer assistance. The application period closes Friday, August 28, 4 p.m. 

For an application, please stop by the EOPS Office. Complete applications must be submitted in person to the EOPS Office.

CalWORKs announcements 
CalWORKs is designed to help current DVC students, who are also participating in county CalWORKs, complete the academic and career training they need to successfully become economically self-sufficient. If you are currently participating in county CalWORKs, stop by the CalWORKs Office, located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, to see if you are eligible for additional student services and benefits.
DVC online job board (CCN)
Check out the DVC online job board to search for on and off-campus jobs and internships and create professional resumes and e-portfolios.

To get tips on networking, interviewing and the most effective way to job search, stop by DVC Career and Transfer Services, located in Room 202 of the Student Services Center. 

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.

Transfer Center announcements
Transfer season is upon us! Planning on transferring to a CSU or UC? We can help!

We will be hosting numerous workshops and labs on how to complete your applications, submit your TAG, and write your personal statement! Come to one of our workshops for more information or one of our labs for one-on-one assistance. If you can't make it to one of the workshops and/or labs, you can always stop by Transfer Services during our drop-in hours for help.

For a list of our upcoming events, please visit our fall events calendar. 

Attend a workshop - Learn something new and gain some valuable college success skills 
Did you know the Student Life Office hosts weekly Brown Bag and College Success workshops? These informative topics, open to all students, cover a wide range of useful and informative topics. All sessions are held in the Student Union Conference Room. Extra credits slips for attendance are available at the end of each workshop.

College Success Workshops
College Success Workshops
Brown Bag Workshops
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Visit Student Life for a complete schedule of this semester's workshops.
Join a student club!  
Enhance and enrich your DVC experience by getting involved with the campus student club program! It gives you wonderful opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills, participate in entertaining events and programs, connect with peers who share your personal interests and/or career goals, and have an overall AMAZING time! Join a student club this fall! 

If you are interested in learning more about DVC's clubs or joining a club, then mark your calendars for DVC Club Days! A variety of clubs will be sharing information about their clubs on Tuesday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 2.
Want to make a difference? Join student government!
Extended library hours, DVC student scholarships, and the Spring 2015 Festival - These are just a few of the things your student government accomplished last year. 

The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is currently seeking new members. Mandatory information sessions for potential members will be held the first two weeks of the semester in the Student Union Conference Room. Come learn about what ASDVC does, what the requirements are, and how to petition to join the board. Visit the Student Life Office for specific dates and times.
 
ASDVC meetings are held Tuesdays from 2- 4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room. 
San Ramon Campus announcements 
Do you have questions about financial aid?
  • Need help with your application?
  • Want to know if you qualify?
  • What types of financial assistance are there?
  • How do you apply?
Starting August 19, financial aid drop-in appointments will be available every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.
 
For more information, visit the drop-in schedule at SRC.
Educational Talent Search (ETS) and 
Upward Bound (UB) Programs at DVC

The Educational Talent Search Program seeks paid teacher assistants and volunteer tutors for fall 2015.
 
We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming Math and science teachers at the secondary level. The teacher assistants 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 volunteer tutors will work at DVC helping middle and high school students with homework assignments, Monday through Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
 
The Upward Bound program seeks paid and volunteer tutors to work with students at Mt. Diablo or Ygnacio Valley High Schools  (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m.) and at DVC (Saturdays between 11-2 p.m.).  
 
Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.
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. View our complete mission statement.