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       October 19, 2016


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Fall 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
November 11 
Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed
November 18 
Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
November 24-25 
Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed
November 26-27 
College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
December 12-16 
Final exams
December 16 
Last day of instruction 
December 21- January 2 
Winter recess - college closed 

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

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

DVC is committed to your success
Diablo Valley College is partnering with the Teaching Excellence Network (TEN) to conduct a survey of all DVC students. We want to hear from you! 
To participate in this survey, visit .  
Enter PIN 
8182 to take the DVC survey. 

Don't wait! This s urvey is only open through October 31. 

Transfer Day is coming!
Transfer Day at the Pleasant Hill campus will be held on Monday, October 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Over 70 colleges and universities will be in attendance to answer your questions. 
Transfer Day at the San Ramon campus will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Over 40 colleges and universities will be in attendance to answer your questions. 
Visit Transfer Services for more information.  

Enroll in a three-week Cybersession!
Get a jump on your transfer or GE coursework by enrolling in a three-week, fully online, two or three unit class over winter break.  Learn more about the December Start Cybersessions. Don't wait, classes are filling up quickly!
If the class you are looking for is already full, don't worry, these classes will be taught again in the spring in a classroom or online. 

Program name change announcement
BCA and FILM are now listed as film, television, and electronic media (FTVE) in the college schedule and catalog starting fall 2016. 

Have you registered to vote?
Vote and make sure your voice heard this election season! The last day you can register to vote in California is Monday, October 24. It only takes a couple minutes to register now at California Student Vote .

Drawing marathon coming soon!

Mark your calendars for the DVC Model-Thon on Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. All proceeds from this drawing event will go to the DVC Art Department.  Learn more about the DVC Model-Thon.

Attention veteran students!
All veteran students and families are invited to join us for a week of activities starting Monday, November 7 and ending with a Veterans Day Honor Ceremony on Thursday, November 10 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Learn more about DVC's Veterans Week
DVC dental hygiene information nights
Interested in DVC's Dental Hygiene program? Mark your calendars for the upcoming information night! The Dental Hygiene Information Night is on Wednesday, November 9, 6  - 7 p.m. For more information, contact the DVC Dental Programs at 925-969-2692.

Associated Students of DVC town hall meeting
Learn about Region III initiatives for the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9th from 3-6:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building Conference Room 204. 
For questions and RSVP, please email
Cash for College event!
Get FREE assistance with FASFA or the Dream Act application on Tuesday, November 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. in HSF 292. Contact Nicole Johnson at with any questions. 
Are you a student parent receiving TANF/county cash aid? CalWORKs can help with books, supplies and parking. Stop by or contact the  CalWORKs Office   for more information about eligibility and services. 
Associated Students of DVC
ASDVC is responsible for advocating for and representing students' perspectives on college and district committees, councils and task forces. Meetings are open to the public and are held every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference room 204. 
Learn more about ASDVC.
Inter Club Council (ICC)
The ICC is recognized and funded by the Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC). Members of the council are elected representatives from various campus clubs and discuss upcoming events and ideas, vote on funding proposed events, and collaborate regarding student issues. 
ICC meetings are open to the public and are every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room 204.

Learn more about student clubs and the Inter Club Council.

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.

DVC's Assessment Center is open!
Knowing your appropriate placement in math and English or ESL will help you register for the classes that will be just right for you. Do not delay! Assessments are offered on a regular basis, and appointments can be made online or in the Assessment Center. Please take a moment to review the assessment policies before making an appointment. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Assessment Center

San Ramon Campus events and activities
Date Time Activity/Service Location
October 24
2 p.m. -  3 p.m.
October 24
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Paint Ball Ticket
Wednesday, October 26
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wellness Wednesday Admission Lobby
October 26
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Financial Aid Admission Lobby
October 26
11 a.m. 
Career, Transfer, and Employment (CTE)
Wednesday, October 26
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Transfer Day
Learning Commons 
Wednesday, October 26 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

UC APP Workshop Application and Personal Statement
October 27
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Goals for Autism 
Learning Commons

DVC Job Board
Check out the  DVC Job Board  to search for on- and off-campus jobs and internships as well as create professional  r é sum é s and e-portfolios. 

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 and 2017-18 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! 
For more information about financial aid programs, please visit  DVC Financial Aid .

2016-17 and 2017-18 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 .
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.

Career and Transfer Services announcements
Need assistance with your 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.  

ASDVC activity discount stickers
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 five percent (5%) discount on textbooks and other items from the Book Center, free admission to DVC athletic events, and discounts from many off-campus businesses.

Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound programs at DVC
We are seeking paid and volunteer tutors for fall 2016 and spring 2017. Tutors will help middle and high school students at local schools or at DVC.

Educational Talent Search program:
Grade level: middle and high school students
Days and time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Contact: Jackie Jones-Castellano at

Upward Bound program: 
Grade level: high school students
Location: Mt. Diablo High School and Ygnacio Valley High School
Days and time: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m., and Saturday (at DVC), 12:30-2:30 p.m. 
Contact:  Ms. T. Gage at


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.

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 Programs Teaching Clinic  offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to receive dental services provided by dental 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!


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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

Safety message
The College District Police Department would like to provide Safety Tips to help you stay safe and keep your valuables from going missing.  Please visit the Police Services webpage for more important safety information

New permit machines
Starting this fall, there are new daily parking permit machines at DVC. Learn more about  the new payment options

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.
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