Important dates, deadlines, and information

 

       July 13, 2016

 

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Important upcoming admission and registration dates 
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

AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins through October 12
August 12 - 25
Late enrollment - space available basis. Register online with late add code or register in-person with signature of instructor or late add code. 
August 25 
Last day to add a full-term class

Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees

Fall classes begin on August 12
Check out the fall schedule or visit Insite/WebAdvisor.  

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

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

2016-17 FAFSA available now! 
To see if you qualify for financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year or to apply for aid next year, visit www.fafsa.gov 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 www.caldreamact.orgTo find additional resources, please visit DVC DREAMers.
Work Experience Education (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!

Sign up today for one of these upcoming orientations: 
DAYDATETIMECAMPUSLOCATION
MondayAugust 15
5 - 6:15 p.m.
Pleasant HillL-148
TuesdayAugust 1612:30 - 1:45 p.m.Pleasant HillL-148
WednesdayAugust 1712:30 - 1:45 p.m.San RamonE-160
Thursday
August 18
5 - 6:15 p.m.
San Ramon
E-160
Friday
August 1912:30 - 1:45 p.m.Pleasant HillL-148


To learn more about the Work Experience Education, watch the Work Experience Education video and visit Work Experience.

Need help finding a job or internship? Contact the DVC Career and Transfer Center or search the DVC job board


New programs at DVC!
Learn about new programs, cohorts and learning communities at DVC by visiting New Programs at DVC!

Book Center announcements
The DVC Book Center 
will be buying textbooks back on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Please bring all CDs, DVDs and supplemental materials purchased with textbooks. Buyback is conducted at the windows at the back of the store (across from the Math Building).

Rental books are due back by Monday, August 1 by 3 p.m. to avoid penalties. Please do not bring rental books to buyback windows. Rental books are to be returned inside the store at the main cash registers.

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 jpojanowski@dvc.edu.
Get involved at DVC!
Want to make a difference? Join student government!
Extended library hours, DVC student scholarships, Halloween Festival  - These are just a few of the things your student government accomplished last year.

The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) will be 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.

Join a student club, or start a new one! 
Join or start a new student club on campus this fall! 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!  Check out the student club website for more details. 

If you are interested in learning more about DVC's clubs or joining a club, then mark your calendars for DVC Viking Days! A variety of clubs will be present sharing their club information September 13 at the Pleasant Hill Campus and September 14 at the San Ramon Campus. 
Student ID cards

Be sure to visit the Student Union Building to get your Student ID card! Current registration in a DVC class is required. 
ID cards are also available in the Library and the San Ramon Campus.

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 welcome@dvc.edu or 925-969-2106. We look forward to kicking off the fall semester with you!

CashCourse
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.
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 orientations
 are being scheduled for fall 2016. Come to the CalWORKs Office to pick up an application package and schedule an orientation date. Orientation is a mandatory requirement for all CalWORKs participants each semester. 

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 2.0 semester GPA, 2.0 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.

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 mlezama@dvc.edu 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. Spaces are limited so apply early. 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.

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!

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.

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.
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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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. 


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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