Important dates, deadlines, and information


       November 18, 2015


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Fall 2015 Important Dates (pdf)
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
Spring 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
November 23 - Online registration by appointment begins for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSS, Foster Youth and eligible veterans
November 30 - Online registration by appointment begins
January 5 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period for spring 2016
January 15 - Graduation filing period begins for summer 2016 graduates
January 22 - Spring semester begins

Get ready for spring at DVC!
View the online searchable scheduleflipbook schedule or download a PDF of the spring 2016 schedule now. 

For your specific registration date and time, please visit 
Transfer Center announcements
Planning to transfer to a CSU or UC? We can help!

CSU and UC applications for fall 2016 are due on November 30. Don't wait until the last minute! Attend a lab or stop by during our office hours for assistance.

For a list of our upcoming events, please visit our fall events calendar. 
Get enrollment priority!
Are you missing out on enrollment priority?

Get the classes you need before they fill by gaining enrollment priority status. Students with enrollment priority can enroll in classes ahead of students without enrollment priority!
How to be awarded enrollment priority 
All new and continuing students who enrolled fall 2014 and later can gain this status by completing the online orientation, assessments in English/ESL, or math, and an education plan.
Attend a Rev Your Reg workshop
Complete your online orientation, take your English assessment, and learn more about education planning and academic advising in an all-in-one session. Workshops are held in the Assessment Center every Tuesday, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 1 p.m. Sessions are three hours and you must register in advance

Questions about enrollment priority or attending a Rev Your Reg workshop? Contact Justine Pojanowski-Todd at [email protected]
Scholarship announcements
DVC general scholarship application
The DVC general scholarship application is available now! 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. Application deadlines are approaching! Awards range from $500 to $15,000 for continuing and transferring DVC students Please visit External Scholarships for current and upcoming opportunities.  
CalWORKs announcements 
Are you a student parent receiving county cash aid? If so, it's not too late to join DVC's CalWORKs program for fall 2015 or to plan for spring 2016. Stop by or contact the CalWORKs Office for more information about eligibility and services.

Returning students, please contact the CalWORKs Office for information about the upcoming spring 2016 orientations. Orientation is mandatory each semester for all CalWORKs participants.
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 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 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.
EOPS announcements
New spring 2016 EOPS applications available soon!
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will be accepting a limited number of applications for new spring 2016 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 begins Monday, November 30

The EOPS program
 is a highly impacted program. Only eligible students will be offered a space on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the office for updates about when the application period will close.

For an application, visit us online or stop by the EOPS Office beginning November 30. Complete applications must be submitted in person to the EOPS Office. 

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.

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.

Interested in attending CSU East Bay? 
A college representative will be at the San Ramon Campus on two Wednesdays: December 2 and 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. Contact the SRC Admissions Office to make an appointment. 
Want to know more about Samuel Merritt University?
An admissions counselor from Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, will be on campus to meet with prospective students on the following dates:
Wednesday, December 210 a.m. - 1 p.m.Learning Commons
Wednesday, December 910 a.m. - 1 p.m.Learning Commons

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. 
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 [email protected] to confirm your attendance. 
Study in London!
Would you like to study in London and have the opportunity to explore London's rich museums, libraries, theaters, concert halls and historical buildings? Would you like to be a part of the community, not just a tourist?

Then be sure to attend the upcoming
information session on Thursday, December 3 and find out if you qualify for financial aid. Scholarships are also available!
You may also contact the Study Abroad Office at 925-969-2507 or [email protected].
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.

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

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.

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.
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.

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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