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       June 15, 2016


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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
Summer 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
June 20 - Summer classes begin (June 20 - July 28)
June 20 - Late enrollment - space available basis. Use online registration with late add code, or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code.
July 4 - Holiday (observed) - Independence Day - college closed
July 28 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
July 28 - Last day of summer session
Fall 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
August 1 - Graduation filing period begins for spring 2017 graduates 
August 12 - Fall semester begins
August 12 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins through October 12

Summer classes begin on June 20 | Fall classes begin on August 12
Check out the summer schedulefall schedule or visit Insite/WebAdvisor.  

Courses to consider
Not sure which classes to take this summer of fall? Here are some courses to consider

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.

Get enrollment priority!
Are you missing out?
Get the classes you need before they fill. Students with enrollment priority status can get into 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].
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Financial aid announcements 
Get your financial aid faster - new funding options now available!
Sign up to receive your financial aid disbursement via direct deposit or CollegeCash card. If you do not select an option, a check will be mailed to you, which may take up to two weeks to receive. Learn more about these new funding options

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, visit and complete your application. Funds are available to help you pay course fees, books and supplies, transportation costs, and even rent! If you want to be considered for the Cal Grant competitive award as a community college student you must submit your 2016-17 by the September 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? 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, please visit DVC DREAMers.
Book Center announcements
The DVC Book Center is open Monday - Thursday from 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., this summer (June 15 - July 23).  
Summer refund period is June 15 - 23. (See store for complete details). 
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.
What's new at DVC!
Don't miss the next transfer event, music concert, drama production, art exhibit or guest speaker! Stay up to date with what's happening on campus by visiting What's New at DVC 

Volunteers needed
Welcome Services is looking for enthusiastic student volunteers to assist with the August "back-to-school" rush! Volunteers will help fellow students locate classrooms and student services, assist with Insite Portal/WebAdvisor, and make the transition into the new semester easier for everyone. If you are interested in helping with our "back-to-school" rush, please complete the Welcome Services Volunteer form.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with our Welcome Day event which will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please note you do not need to help out the entire day! We need assistance with set up, registration, campus tours, etc. If you are interested in helping, please complete the DVC Welcome Day 2016 form.
Benefits include:                                                                                                             
  • Volunteer certificates and gift bags
  • First consideration for paid student ambassador positions
  • Bolster college applications and resumes
All volunteers must attend one mandatory orientation session on Tuesday, August 9 at 12 p.m. or Wednesday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m. 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!

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.
Learning to manage your money!
DVC has partnered 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.
New programs at DVC!
Learn about new programs, cohorts and learning communities at DVC by visiting New Programs at DVC!

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.

Umoja at DVC
The DVC Umoja program is recruiting students for our 2016-17 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

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 summer or fall 2016.  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.

CalWORKs orientation
CalWORKs orientations are being scheduled for summer and fall 2016. Come to the CalWORKs Office to pick up an application package and schedule an orientation date.  Attending orientation will satisfy the requirements for both summer and fall 2016.

CalWORKs supply kits 

Get ready for summer classes with a CalWORKs supply kit!  Bring in your cash aid verification after orientation and pick up your kit during office hours.  

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% or more of all units attempted every semester to remain in satisfactory standing for financial aid.  Visit the Financial Aid Office if you have questions or concerns.

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.

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START - Foster Youth Support Program
Are you a current or former foster youth interested in finding resources to help you succeed at DVC? If so, visit the START program, located in Suite 127 on the first floor of the Student Services Center.

Through the START program you may be eligible for additional financial resources and other helpful services. In addition, become a part of START and find a new community of peers, advocates, and friendly faces. Contact Mercedes Lezama at 
 [email protected] or 925-969-2203 for more information.
EOPS announcements
Free money to buy textbooks, priority registration, free UC and CSU fee waivers - These are just a few of the services you may be qualified to receive.
The DVC EOPS program is currently accepting applications for new fall 2016 students. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be eligible to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)
  • Have earned fewer than 70 degree applicable college units
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (Parents or foster youth are eligible to apply with as few as 9 units, and DSS students are eligible with fewer units with a DSS valid unit certification)
Stop by the EOPS Office located in Suite 127 on the first floor of the Student Services Center to pick up and submit an application. San Ramon Campus students should stop by the Information Desk in the West Lobby for more information. You can also visit DVC EOPS to download the application.

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.

Cooperative Work Experience (WRKX)
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!

To learn more about the Work Experience program, watch the Cooperative Work Experience video or visit Work Experience.

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. 

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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