Important dates, deadlines, and information

 

       August 10, 2016

 

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Fall 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
August 12 
Fall semester begins
August 12 
AA/AS degree or certificate filing period 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
August 25 
Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees
September 2 
Last day to drop a full-term class, in-person, without a "W" appearing on transcript 
September 3 - 4 
College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes 
September 5
Holiday - Labor Day - college closed
September 5
Last day to drop a full-term class, online, without a "W" appearing on transcript 
September 9
Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
September 15
Graduation filing deadline for spring 2017 graduates to be considered for early registration option
September 23
Holiday - Native American Day - college closed (Saturday and Sunday classes are in session)

Fall classes begin on August 12
View the online searchable scheduleflipbook schedule or download a PDF of the fall 2016 schedule now. 

Register for classes now by visiting Insite/WebAdvisor


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

Parking at DVC
Parking is particularly challenging the first two weeks of class. Please arrive early to allow time to find a spot. To avoid a citation, please take care to park only in authorized spaces on the college campus with a valid permit properly displayed. Cars without a permit will be ticketed beginning August 22. 
New permit machines
Starting this fall, there are new daily parking permit machines at DVC. Learn more about the new payment options
Welcome Day at DVC!
Attending DVC for the first time? Join us for a one-day welcome event! Come explore your campus community, meet your faculty and peers, attend informative workshops, learn about exciting opportunities, and get prepared for a successful first semester!

Three sessions available (visit
Welcome Day for details). To register, complete the Welcome Day Registration form.  
Please be a good neighbor and consider our surrounding neighborhoods
Help us preserve DVC's excellent reputation by doing your part to be a good neighbor! We understand that our students sometimes have to park on neighborhood streets at the beginning of the semester when campus parking is harder to find. If you do park off-campus, please show respect for our neighbors by doing your part to keep their streets 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.

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

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.

START - Foster Youth Support Program
Are you a current or former foster youth interested in resources to help you succeed at DVC? 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.
DVC Job Board
Check out the DVC Job Board to search for on- and off-campus jobs and internships as well as create professional rsums and e-portfolios. 


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.View our 4CD Police Services campus safety tips
Viking Day!
Fun, food, music!
Mark your calendar for Viking Day on Tuesday, September 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Campus Commons and Wednesday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the San Ramon Campus Commons. Learn about resources, services, clubs and activities for students. Visit Viking Day for more. 

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 the upcoming orientations.

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


Book Center announcements
Saturday hours
Avoid the long lines at the beginning of the semester and buy your books this Saturday! The DVC Book Center will be open Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Refund dates
August 19 is the last day for a full refund on purchases between August 10 -19. Receipt is required. See refund policy for details.
Fall hours
Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. 


 

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Student ID cards and ASDVC activity discount stickers

The DVC student ID card 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 the San Ramon Campus.   

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). 


EOPS announcements
Application deadline approaching
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.
 
EOPS is currently accepting fall applications through August 26 or until we reach capacity.    

Visit DVC EOPS for application and eligibility requirements. If you are a SRC student, visit the West Lobby Information Desk for more information. 

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.

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

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

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.

Extended drop-in hours in August
The Financial Aid Office will be open for extended hours during the month of August. Drop-in appointments are available Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. through August 26. Photo identification is required for all drop-in appointments. 
 
Financial aid help in SSC Enrollment Lab
A financial aid representative will also be in the Enrollment Lab in the Student Services Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. to assist students in starting or correcting a FAFSA or California Dream Act application, create an FSA ID, and checking financial aid status on WebAdvisor.


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.
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! Once the semester gets going, check out our student club website frequently for more details on club workshop days/time, lists of clubs, and how to join! A list of renewed clubs for fall will be posted during the second month of the semester.

If you are interested in learning more about DVC's clubs or joining a club, then mark your calendars for DVC Viking Day! A variety of clubs will be present sharing their club information. Additional Club Days will be scheduled throughout the semester, so please check with the Student Life Office for dates and times. 
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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