Important dates, deadlines, and information


       December 7, 2016


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Fall 2016 Important Dates (pdf)
December 12-16 
Final exams
December 16 
Last day of instruction 
December 21- January 2 
Winter recess - college closed 

Check out the spring schedule at DVC on  Insite/WebAdvisor .  

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

Book buy back
Get money for your used textbooks! Bring your books to the buy back window near the math building. ID is required.
Book buy back dates and times:
December 12 - December 15, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
December 16, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Return rental books
Do not try to sell rental books to the buy back window or you will be charged for non-return. Last day to return rental books and avoid penalties is  December 19. Rental books are to be returned to the main cash register inside the book store. 
ASDVC hosts finals week refreshments 
Join us for a cup of coffee and a snack before your finals! ASDVC will provide refreshments in the Student Union Building main lobby Tuesday, December 13 - Thursday, December 15 starting at 7:30 a.m. In addition, the Classified Senate will be offering scantron forms and other supplies.
Spring 2017 EOPS applications 
EOPS is now accepting new spring 2017 applications through February 3, 2017 . Submit an application today to see if you will be eligible for priority registration, a textbook voucher, UC/CSU fee waivers, dedicated counseling, and more. 

Pick up your application in the EOPS office (SSC-127) or print online .  
Interested in leadership?
Become the next Contra Costa Community College District Student Trustee. DVC students interested in this leadership opportunity should contact Todd Farr in the Student Life Office.
DVC scholarship application is now open
The online DVC scholarship application is now open! Apply for all DVC scholarships with a single application by visiting DVC scholarships . Awards range from $250 to $2,000 for continuing and transferring DVC students. Applications must be completed by February 16, 2017 . For more information about the  application process , please attend one of our upcoming  application workshops
Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship
A $10,000 scholarship opportunity is available to minority transfer students within the Contra Costa Community College District. For more information, please visit Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund . Applications must be submitted to the DVC Scholarship Office by 
February 3, 2017 . For help with the application process, contact the Scholarships Office at 925-969-2094. 

Want to get involved? Join student government! 
The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is seeking new members. Mark your calendars to attend an info session to learn more about ASDVC, what the requirements are, and how to join. 
The deadline to submit the completed petition is Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12 p.m. All returning and new ASDVC members must attend the mandatory ASDVC retreat on Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room, beginning February 7, 2017. 
Work Experience Education (WRKX)
Work Experience is an academic course that allows you to earn up to four units per semester (max 16 units) for your job or internship! Visit Work Experience for more information and to sign up for one of our January orientations or late start February orientations. 

Join CalWORKs!
Are you or your child 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, services, and other programs. 
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 best for you. Assessments are offered on a regular basis, and appointments can be made online or in the Assessment Center. Please review the assessment policies  before making an appointment. 

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 .
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 
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 FAFSA   and complete your application. Funds are available to help you pay course fees, books and supplies, transportation costs, and even rent! For more information 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  Cal Dream Act To find additional resources, visit   DVC DREAMers .
Financial aid help in SSC Enrollment Lab
A financial aid representative will 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.

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

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 

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   

San Ramon Campus events and activities
Date Time Activity/Service Location
Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16
Final exams
December 12 
12 - 3 p.m.
1:40 - 4 p.m. 
Cal State East Bay 20 minute appointments
Admissions Lobby
December 12

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
First Step Hiring Learning Commons
December 14 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wellness Wednesday
December 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 - 6 p.m.
Financial Aid Admissions 
December 16
Last day for instruction

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!

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!


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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!
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

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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