Important dates, deadlines, and information


       February 24, 2016


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Spring 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
February 29 - Last day to file for summer 2016 graduation with early registration option
March 1 - Graduation filing period for fall 2016 to be considered for early registration option. File by April 15
March 1 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
March 21 - 27 - Spring recess - no classes in session - no Saturday or Sunday classes
April 15 - Last day for graduation filing period for fall 2016 to be considered for the early registration option
April 29 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript 
May 20 - Last day of classes
May 21 - 27 - Final exams
May 27 - Last day of instruction
May 27 - Graduation

There's still time to add classes to your spring schedule!
Check out the online schedule now or visit Insite/WebAdvisor. There are many late-start classes and online classes available to fit your busy schedule!

Graduation announcements
Greetings DVC graduation candidates!

Excitement is in the air! As the 2016 Graduation Ceremony quickly approaches, please mark your calendars and save the dates for the upcoming deadlines. The deadline for graduation applications is March 2. 

This year's ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. in Viking Stadium (weather permitting).
Best wishes as you complete class requirements and move toward the culmination of your hard work and time here at Diablo Valley College!

Please visit DVC Graduation for additional information regarding the graduation timeline and procedures. 
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. You may be eligible for a refund if you already paid your fees and are found eligible. Moreover, you may also qualify for a parking permit at a discounted rate. 

2015-16 and 2016-17 FAFSA available now! 
To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year or to apply for aid next 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! If you want to be considered for Cal Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or Federal Work-Study in 2016-17, you must submit your 2016-17 by the March 2 priority deadline. 

For more information about financial aid programs, please visit DVC Financial Aid.

2016-17 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 If you want to be considered for Cal Grant, you must submit your 2016-17 California Dream Act application (CADA) by the March 2 priority deadline. 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.
Third Annual DVC Literary contest
The DVC English Department is hosting its third annual literary contest. This contest is open to currently enrolled students and submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction are accepted. Please review the entry guidelines before submitting. Submissions are due by March 31.

Scholarship announcements
External scholarship opportunities!
Scholarship opportunities from outside organizations, businesses, and individuals are available on DVC's Scholarship website. Application deadlines are approaching! Awards range from $500 - $15,000 for continuing and transferring DVC students. Please visit External Scholarships for current and upcoming opportunities.
Volunteers needed!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with two major events that DVC is conducting for high school students.
On ������Thursday, April 28, the second annual College Day will be held. This event introduces local high school juniors to our programs, services and campus.

On Saturday, May 14, the first annual Super Senior Saturday event will be held, which will assist high school graduating seniors with completing the enrollment process and registering for classes for summer and fall.
Volunteers are needed for both of these events to help with set up, welcome students to campus, help people locate workshops, assist with campus tours, provide assistance with DVC online services, etc.
Benefits include:
  • Volunteer certificates and gift bags
  • First consideration for paid student ambassador positions
  • Bolster college application and resumes
Mandatory orientation sessions will be held for both events. Please complete the Volunteer Form to let us know the days and hours you wish to volunteer and the orientation you will be attending. If you have any questions, please contact Mercy Pono at [email protected] or 925-969-2115.
Career and Transfer Services announcements
Workshop series
Career and Transfer Services will be offering a workshop series this spring that explores various topics within the realms of career and transfer. Workshops will include rsum writing, transfer basics, internships, social media, and so much more. Career and Transfer Services will also be hosting several job fairs and transfer events. 

DVC online job board
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. 

DVC Career and Internship Fair 
Mark your calendars for the DVC Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, March 31, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Over 60 employers will be hiring for jobs and summer internships! 

Stop by DVC Career and Transfer Services (SSC-202) for a free resume review. 
Start Smart Negotiation workshop
The Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop is a FREE interactive workshop designed to provide women with knowledge about the wage gap, salary and benefits, and an opportunity to develop the confidence and skills they need to negotiate fair compensation. This workshop takes place on Thursday, March 10, 12 - 2 p.m., in the BFL Conference Room.

There is limited space, so register for the Start Smart Negotiation workshop today!
Become a student ambassador!

Student ambassadors provide peer support and perform a variety of fun and important jobs at DVC, such as:
  • Helping students at Welcome Services and the Enrollment Lab,
  • Representing DVC at fairs and open houses,
  • Leading campus tours,
  • Giving presentations to prospective students and their parents, and
  • Using social media to connect with future students.
Paid positions are available at Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. To view the job description, qualifications, and application materials, please visit DVC Student Ambassadors.

Completed application packets are due no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

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.

CalWORKs announcements 
TANF/county cash aid
Are you a student parent receiving TANF/county cash aid? If so, come join DVC's CalWORKs program for spring. CalWORKs can help with books, supplies and parking. Stop by or contact the CalWORKs Office for more information about eligibility and services. 

If only your child is receiving TANF/county cash aid, visit or contact the CalWORKs Office for information about other programs.

Upcoming workshops
Did you know there are unique ways to learn depending on your learning style?  EOPS, CARE and CalWORKs are hosting two workshops on Wednesday, February 24, 2 - 3 p.m. in SSC-126 and Wednesday, March 2, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in SSC-126.  Space is limited so come to the EOPS suite to reserve your seat.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
CalWORKs students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) which includes a 2.000 semester GPA, 2.000 cumulative GPA and complete at least 67 percent or more of all units attempted every semester to remain in satisfactory standing for financial aid. Stop by the Financial Aid Office if you have questions or concerns.
Get enrollment priority!
Are you missing out?
Get the classes you need before they fill. Students with enrollment priority status 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].
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?
A financial aid counselor will be available for drop-in appointments on Wednesday, March 2, 9 and 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 6 p.m. Check in at the SRC Admissions Lobby.

Interested in attending UC Davis, Saint Mary's or CSUEB? 
College representative will be at the San Ramon Campus on the following dates:

March 1
UC Davis
(20 min. appointments)
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Admissions Lobby
Thursday, March 3Saint Mary's
(20 min. appointments) 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Learning Commons
Thursday, March 3Saint Mary's 
(drop in) 
12 - 1 p.m.Learning Commons
Wednesday, March 16CSUEB
(20 min. appointments) 
3 - 6 p.m.Admissions Lobby
To make an appointment to meet with a college representative, please email [email protected]

Study abroad in London information meeting
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 meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2 - 3 p.m., in W-135. 

Career, Employment and Transfer (CET) events

Wednesday, March 9CET tabling10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Learning Commons
Wednesday, March 9
CET TAG and Transfer workshop12:30 - 2 p.m.E-160

Student ID cards and ASDVC activity discount sticker
The DVC student ID card is provided to enrolled students and is required for library checkout, printing and copying on campus, and to show proof of identification 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 at the Learning Commons at the San Ramon Campus (SRC). 

To get your student ID card, present an official photo identification (such as a California's driver's license). A black and white student ID card is provided free of charge to all enrolled students who have been registered in a class at least a minimum of 24 hours. Color IDs are available only from the Student Union Building at the Pleasant Hill Campus for a $4 charge.

An optional ASDVC activity and discount sticker is available for purchase at the Student Life Office or Book Center and costs $10 per semester. A discount combo purchase of color ID and ASDVC sticker can be purchased at the Student Union Building at the Pleasant Hill Campus for $12. 

The benefit of purchasing a sticker include a five percent (5%) discount at the DVC Book Center, free admission to DVC athletic events, and discounts from many off-campus businesses. The sticker is issued through the Student Life Office and at the San Ramon Campus. The fee helps to fund student activities including club events, films, concerts, special athletic events, and campus enhancements. Fees are non-refundable. 
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 on campus this spring!
Cooperative Work Experience (COOP)
Have a job or internship?

COOP/Work Experience is an academic course that allows you to earn up to four units per term for a maximum of 16 units for your paid job or internship! Sign up today for one of these late-start orientations. 
ThursdayFebruary 2512:30 - 1:45 p.m.San RamonE-160
ThursdayFebruary 255 - 6:15 p.m.San RamonE-160
FridayFebruary 2612:30 - 1:45 p.m.Pleasant HillL-148

To learn more about the COOP/Work Experience program, watch the Cooperative Work Experience video or visit COOP/Work Experience.
Attend a brown bag workshop!
Did you know that the Student Life Office hosts weekly brown bag workshops? These workshops are open to all students and 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. 

Brown bags are held Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. beginning in February, in the Student Union Conference Room. 
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?

To learn more, contact the Study Abroad Office at 925-969-2507 or [email protected] and find out if you qualify for financial aid. Scholarships are also available!

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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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.

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!

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.

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.
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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