Important dates, deadlines, and information

 

       October 21, 2015

 

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Fall 2015 Important Dates (pdf)
November 9 - Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed
November 20 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
November 26-27 - Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed
November 28-29 - College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
December 12-18 - Final exams
December 18 - Last day of instruction
December 22-January 3 - Winter recess - college closed
There is still time to add classes to your fall schedule!
Check out the online schedule now or visit Insite/WebAdvisorThere are still a few late-start classes available to fit your busy schedule.
Scholarship announcements
DVC general scholarship application
The DVC general scholarship application will be available Monday, November 2. Apply for all DVC scholarships with a single application by visiting DVC Scholarships. Applications must be completed by February 19, 2016. For more information about the application process, please attend one of our upcoming application workshops
Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship
A $10,000 scholarship opportunity is available to minority transfer students within the Contra Costa Community College District. For more information about the scholarship, including specific eligibility criteria, please visit the Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund website. Applications must be submitted to the DVC Scholarship Office by February 5, 2016. The Scholarship Office will be assisting students through the application process and hosting a series of workshops.
 
External scholarship opportunities also available!
Other scholarship opportunities are available on the DVC Scholarship website. Please visit External Scholarships for current and upcoming opportunities.  
Study in Florence!
Just imagine the history, art and architecture of the Renaissance right at your doorstep! You will have the opportunity to explore Italy's artistic heritage with visits to museums, art galleries and monuments. Be a part of the community, not just a tourist! 
Be sure to attend one of the upcoming information meetings and find out if you qualify for financial aid. Scholarships are also available!
 
For more information, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 925-969-2507 or studyabroad@dvc.edu.
Chance to win a Samsung tablet!
Congratulations to Tuesday Loerbs, our September tablet winner.

If you would also like a chance to win,
our short usability tests take less than 10 minutes, and participants who complete the test are entered to win (tablet valued at $199). 
Participate now for a chance to win! Our next next drawing takes place on November 16. 
Financial aid announcements
Board of Governors Fee Waiver
Apply for a fee waiver and, if eligible, you could have all course fees for 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 your course fees, for 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. To find additional resources available to you, please visit 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.
Transfer Center announcements
Transfer season is upon us! Planning to transfer to a CSU or UC? We can help!

We will be hosting numerous workshops and labs on how to complete your application, submit your Transfer Admission Guarantee (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. 

Are you an international student planning to transfer to a CSU/UC?
There will be a CSU/UC application workshop for international students on Thursday, October 22, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m., in H-109. International students may also schedule appointments to have their personal statements reviewed every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m. To schedule an appointment, please contact Transfer Services.

Interested in attending CSU East Bay College of Business and Economics?
Stop by the information session on Monday, November 2, 1 - 3 p.m., in HSF-291.  
For more information on upcoming workshops and labs, please visit Transfer Services.
transferTransfer Day is coming!
Transfer Day at the Pleasant Hill Campus will be held on Monday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Over 70 colleges and universities will be in attendance to answer your questions. 

Transfer Day at the San Ramon Campus will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Over 40 colleges and universities will be in attendance to answer your questions.

For a list of participating colleges and universities, please visit Transfer Services. 
Pre-apprenticeship Program
Interested in a career in the trades? 

DVC's Pre-apprenticeship program can prepare you for a high-paying job in the trades (carpentry, electrical, pipe steamfitting, etc.).
This program is designed to assist students in preparation to pass the entrance exams for a variety of apprenticeship programs or to gain entry-level employment in the trades. Starting salaries can begin at more than $35,000 and grow to over $90,000 after five years.
Learn more about the DVC Pre-apprenticeship program; attend an upcoming information sessions. 
Thursday, October 29
5:30 - 7 p.m.
BFL Conference Center
Thursday, November 5
5:30 - 7 p.m.
BFL Conference Center
Tuesday, November 10
5:30 - 7 p.m.
BFL Conference Center
Tuesday, December 1
5:30 - 7 p.m.
BFL Conference Center
Thursday, December 10
5:30 - 7 p.m.
BFL Conference Center

Contact Todd Farr at tfarr@dvc.edu to confirm your attendance. 
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?
A financial aid counselor will be available for drop-in appointments every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Check in at the SRC Admissions Lobby.

Transfer Day at the San Ramon Campus
Transfer Day at the San Ramon Campus will be held on Wednesday, October 28. Please visit the Transfer Day announcement for more information.  

Interested in attending CSU East Bay? 
A college representative will be at the San Ramon Campus on Wednesday, October 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. 
 
Need help with the UC application?
Attend an upcoming UC application and personal statement workshop.
 
Wednesday, October 282 - 3 p.m.East Building, Room 160
Thursday, October 294 - 5 p.m.East Building, Room 160

DVC online job board (CCN)
Check out the DVC online job board to search for on and off-campus jobs and internships as well as create professional rsums and e-portfolios. 

To get tips on networking, interviewing and the most effective way to job search, stop by DVC Career and Transfer Services.

CalWORKs announcements 
Are you a student parent receiving TANF/county cash aid? 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.

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.
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! 

Visit Student Life for more information on club workshops and student clubs.

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.

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

College Success 
College Success 
Brown Bag 
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.

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). 
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.

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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.
Smoking policy
Smoking at Diablo Valley College is restricted to parking lots at the Pleasant Hill Campus and to the student parking lots at the San Ramon Campus. 

State law also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of all doorways and windows.
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.