Important dates, deadlines, and information


       August 24, 2016


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Fall 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
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)

Check out the open classes at DVC on Insite/WebAdvisor. There are also many late-start classes and online classes available this fall!

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. 
New permit machines
Starting this fall, there are new daily parking permit machines at DVC. Learn more about the new payment options
Safety message
As the fall semester begins, we wanted to welcome everyone to Diablo Valley College. The College District Police Department would like to provide some Safety Tips to help you stay safe and keep your valuables from going missing.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view inside of your parked vehicles. Try to take them with you when you leave your vehicle. Leaving them in open view even for a minute gives potential thieves an opportunity to take your belongings.
  • Never leave electronics, books and bags unattended out of your sight. If you leave your desk or the room take all of your belongings with you.
  • When walking to your vehicles at the end of the night, try and stay on pathways that are well-lit. Police Services does provide escorts to your vehicles. If you would like a member of Police Services to provide you with a safety escort please contact our office at (925) 686-5547. 
We hope that everyone has a great year here at Diablo Valley College! Please visit the Police Services webpage for more important safety information

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. 

Become a student ambassador!
Are you a NEW student at DVC?
We are looking for enthusiastic, new students who began attending DVC in summer or fall 2016. Student ambassadors provide peer support and perform a variety of fun and important jobs at DVC, such as:
  • helping students in Welcome Services and the Enrollment Lab,
  • representing DVC at fairs and open houses,
  • leading campus tours, and
  • giving presentations to prospective students and their parents.
Paid positions are available. Learn more about student ambassador positions

Work Experience Education (WRKX)
Late-start classes are still available!

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 a late-start orientation.

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

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. 

Attend a workshop and learn something new! 
Join us for our Brown Bag Workshops this fall. Workshops are held in the Student Union Conference Room on Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Extra credit slips for attendance are available at the end of each workshop.

San Ramon Campus announcements

Viking Day 
Come learn about Student Services and Student Life at the San Ramon Campus! Viking Day gives you the opportunity to explore the campus, join student clubs, and much more! Don't miss all the fun, food and music on Wednesday, September 14, 11 a.m. - 1p.m.
Open House  
Be sure to stop by the Math and Science Tutor Center open house the week of August 29 - September 1. The center offers tutoring for all levels of math, biology, oceanography and anatomy and is open Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Late-start class at SRC
Nutrition: Science and Applications (NUTRI-160-9154) starts on 9/7, meets Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 - 2:05 p.m. Sign up today!
CSUEB rep visit
Make a 20 minute appointment to speak with a CSUEB representative on Tuesday, September 13, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. See SRC Admissions, Information Desk, or email [email protected] to make an appointment.
UC Davis rep visit
Make a 20 minute appointment to speak with a UC Davis representative on Thursday, September 1, 9 a.m. - 12;40 p.m., or 2 - 3 p.m.  There is also a TAG/TAP workshop scheduled for Thursday, September 1, 1 -2 p.m. in W135. See SRC Admissions, Information Desk, or email [email protected] to make an appointment. 

Policy on skateboarding, skating, and bicycling on campus
In accordance with V.C. 21113(f), the use of bicycles, motorized bicycles, electric bicycles, skateboards, electrically motorized boards, and roller skates on the DVC campus is strictly prohibited.

DVC recognizes that students, faculty, and staff use multiple means of transportation to come to campus. While honoring the importance of personal choice, the college must also consider the safety and well-being of the campus community and visitors, as well as the preservation of college property. In an effort to balance community safety and the ability to use these means of transportation to get to and from the college, DVC has determined it necessary to do more to enforce the existing policy. Learn about enforcement of this policy

Career and Transfer Services announcements
Need assistance with you UC or CSU application? Need some direction to get started on your Personal Insight Questions? Looking to TAG? We can help!
Career and Transfer Services will be hosting a series of workshops and labs for the fall semester. These workshops cover topics related to both career and transfer and are presented by our staff, counselors, and other student services departments. Please see our events calendar for specific dates and locations.  

Upward Bound announcements
Tutors wanted
Upward Bound is looking for paid and volunteer tutors to work with high school students from Mt. Diablo Unified School District on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m; and occasionally on Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturday, September 10 being mandatory).

We are looking for people who are comfortable assisting high school students in mathematics (pre-algebra through calculus), English (reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing), foreign language (French or Spanish), history, and economics. 

For more information, please contact Ms. T. Gage at [email protected] or 
Jackie Jones-Castellano at [email protected].

Get involved at DVC!
Interested in student government? 
Petition to become an ASDVC board member by attending an upcoming information session
ASDVC Retreat
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2 - 4 p.m. - Parliamentary Procedure and Brown Act Training in the Student Union Conference Room
  • Saturday, September 10, 9:45 - 2:30 p.m., in the Student Union Conference Room
Join a student club! 
Enhance and enrich your DVC experience by getting involved with the campus student club program. Clubs offer a great opportunity 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 DVC Student Clubs 
for more details on club meeting days/time, lists of clubs, and how to join. A list of renewed clubs for fall 2016 will be available the first part of October.


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.

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

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!
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!

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 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 with starting or correcting a FAFSA or California Dream Act application, creating an FSA ID, and checking financial aid status on WebAdvisor.


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Student ID cards and ASDVC activity discount stickers

The DVC student ID card is provided to enrolled students and 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 San Ramon Campus (SRC).   
An optional ASDVC activity and discount sticker can be purchased at the Student Life Office, DVC Book Center or San Ramon Campus. 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.

EOPS announcements
Last chance to apply for Fall 2016 EOPS
The deadline for submitting new EOPS applications is Friday, August 26. If you would like to see if you are eligible to receive free money for textbooks, free CSU/UC fee waivers, priority registration, and more, submit your application before it is too late! Pick up your application in the EOPS Office or download it online

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].

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!

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.
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Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning. View our complete mission statement.