Important dates
Spring 2018
February 28   - Last day to file for summer 2018 graduation with early registration option.
March 1  - Graduation filing period for fall 2018 to be considered for early registration option. For information criteria: www.dvc.edu/graduation (filing period ends April 13)
March 1  - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate (for spring 2018) 
March 26- April 1  - Spring recess - no classes in session - no Saturday or Sunday classes
April 15  - Last day to file for fall 2018 graduation with the early registration option 
April 27   - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript 
May 18  - Last day of classes
May 19-25  - Final exams
May 25  - Last day of instruction
May 25  - Graduation
May 28  - Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed 
Check out these late-start classes
It's not too late to add classes! Classes are offered throughout the semester. 
V isit late-start classes at DVC for more details .
Smoke Free DVC
Diablo Valley College is now a Tobacco-Free Institution
DVC is committed to promoting the good health of our students, staff and broader community by providing a healthy environment in which to learn and work. Given the negative health impacts of tobacco and similar product use, the Governing Board has established policy (GBP #2045) designating DVC as a tobacco-free institution. Therefore: 
Smoking, smoking substitutes, smoke inducing devices and vaping are considered a health hazard and are prohibited on all college property. This includes, but is not limited to, products containing tobacco or nicotine, e-cigarettes, cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, hookah smoking, personal vaporizers/electronic smoking devices, marijuana and controlled substances regulated under federal law. 

This policy shall apply to all students, employees, volunteers, vendors, consultants, agents, contractors, and visitors on Diablo Valley College property as defined above. Consistent with Government Code 7597.1, the Governing Board has imposed fines and set enforcement standards for DVC in order to ensure a tobacco-free environment.

Please read the complete smoking policy on our website. 

Take a deep breath and enjoy a SMOKE FREE DVC!
Club Days at DVC
Don't miss Clubs Days on Thursday, February 22 in the DVC Commons. Learn all about the DVC clubs offered this spring. Do you have the OrgSync mobile APP ? Download it and go to Diablo Valley College (DVCsync) to learn more.
DVC calendar
Check out the DVC calendar to find out what's happening at DVC! Discover important academic dates, workshops, guest speakers, drama production, musical events, festivals, and MORE!
Counseling announcements
Achieving success begins with a plan! Now is a great time to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan or revise your existing one for the upcoming summer and fall terms. When you make an education plan with a counselor, you create a road map of classes you will take each semester. This roadmap prevents you from taking unnecessary courses and can help you save time and money. You can schedule an appointment online or by dropping by the Counseling Services front desk in the Student Services Building.

DEADLINE REMINDER: Students who are earning an AA/AS/ADT degree at the end of spring MUST apply for it before March 1 . Download the Petition for the AA/AS degree - It is very easy to complete and is free!
Where to eat at DVC        
New to DVC? Want to know where to eat on campus?  Check out the food services available at DVC.
Study abroad in London, England
Don’t miss the lifetime opportunity to live and study in London, England for the fall 2018 semester. To learn more, attend one the  upcoming information sessions
Inter Club Council Retreat
All Inter Club Council (ICC) representatives will have their retreat this Friday, February 23 , 10:00am-12:00pm in the Student Union Conference Room. Officer training follows from 12:30-3:00pm. Learn how to promote your club, plan club events, manage finances and budgets. Visit DVC Inter Club Council for more information.
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.
Assessment Center announcements
Assessments are important to your success at DVC, and we are here to assist you in completing this important step. 

Assessments are offered on a regular basis, and appointments can be made  online  or in the  Assessment Center .

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Assessment Center! 
Apply before March 2
The priority deadline for FAFSA and the DREAM Act for the 2018-2019 school year is March 2 . If you need assistance with either application, visit during our financial aid lab hours !
Become a Student Ambassador !
Completed application packets are due no later than 5pm on Wednesday, March 7 .

Student Ambassadors provide peer support and perform a variety of fun and important jobs at DVC, such as:

  • Helping students at Welcome Services and the Enrollment Lab 
  • Representing DVC at fairs and open houses
  • Leading campus tours 
  • Giving presentations to prospective students and their parents
  • Using social media to connect with future students

Paid positions are available at Pleasant Hill and San Ramon.

View the job description, qualifications, and application materials at DVC Student Ambassador .
DVCsync March Madness (March 1-23) - Chance to win prizes!
Download the OrgSync APP on your mobile device and join DVCsync, our club and student government online portal. Learn about student government and clubs, view pictures, and connect with other students. Join the fun and win prizes each week ranging from $25 gift cards for the DVC Book Store, local restaurants, Veranda LUXE (movie theater), etc. The grand prizes are an iPad, JBL blue tooth speaker, and wireless headphones. Pick up your participation drawing tickets in the Student Union beginning the first week in March.
San Ramon Campus announcements
Have questions for a counselor? Need help with your college application? Make a 20-minute counseling appointment for Wednesday, February 28 , 10:00am –1:00pm, in the Learning Commons. Contact SRC Student Services at auawithya@dvc.edu or 925-551-6215 to make an appointment.

Interested in going to Saint Mary's College?
A Saint Mary’s College representative will be at San Ramon Campus on Wednesday, February 28  and Thursday, March 1 . Appointments are 10:00am-12:00pm and drop-in times are 12:00-1:00pm. Contact SRC Student Services at auawithya@dvc.edu or 925-551-6215 to make an appointment.

Transfer Basics workshop
Thinking about transferring but don’t know where to start? Learn about all the different pathways you have from private, public, out-of-state institutions and get an introduction on how to meet the requirements for transfer by attending Transfer Basics at SRC on Wednesday March 21 , 3:00 - 4:30pm, East Building, E161.

Career and Major Exploration workshop
Having trouble deciding on a major? Come to this workshop to learn about tools and resources necessary to make an informed decision about choosing your major and how to progress towards graduation. The Career and Major Exploration workshop is on Tuesday March 13 , 11:00am - 12:15pm, East Building, E161.
Book buy back
Get cash for your used textbooks on Wednesday March 14 and Thursday March 15 , 9:00am - 7:00pm only. For more information, visit  DVC Book Center .
FREE Microsoft Office software for all DVC students!
DVC students get Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus at no cost via the Microsoft Professional Plus Benefit program.
Transfer workshops and events
The spring workshops and events lineup is here! March 8 begins our TRANSFER THURSDAYS when you can chat with college reps from several colleges in one day. Check out the many other times you can learn about transferring, admissions at four-year colleges/universities, paying for college, and more. Or you can drop in to Transfer Services (SSC 202) for express questions about transferring, or to consult about your application to UC, CSU, private, or out-of-state colleges. We're here to help!

Visit  Transfer Services events and workshops  for more details.
Save the Date: Internship Resource Expo
Don't miss DVC's annual Summer Job and Internship Resource Expo. on Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm , in the Commons.

DVC Career Services in partnership with the ASDVC will host this campus event to connect students with opportunities for summer jobs, internships, industry networking, career exploration, and access to college and community resources.

Even if you're not actively job seeking, this event is an excellent chance for you to explore local companies and ask questions of their hiring professionals. To view a list of participating companies visit Career Services .
DVC Connect Card
Do you have your DVC ID and ASDVC discount sticker? Go to the Student Union to get both. The library also provides black and white ID cards, and the Book Store sells the discount sticker for $10, so you can get 5 percent off of your purchases there. Visit DVC Connect Card for more information.
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!
Career Services announcements

Career planning
Not sure what you want to do or if the major you have chosen is the right fit? Stop by the  Career and Employment Services , SSC-202. Monday - Thursday, no appointment needed. Use our computer lab to research college majors and career paths, complete interest and personality assessments, search for jobs and internships, and have your resume and cover letter reviewed by a professional. You don't have to figure it all out on your own, we're here to help.

Online job board
DVC Career Services uses  College Central Network   for all online jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities. Check out this interactive tool that connects local employers with prospective candidates. Local employers are looking for DVC students. They understand that you may not be looking for full-time employment and are usually still in pursuit of your educational goals.

Need experience?
You're back in school! Education combined with experience is the key to making yourself a highly competitive candidate. Check out the  College Central Network  for job and internship opportunities. Stop by the  Career and Employment Services , SSC-202 for more information.
Campus safety depends on everyone
Follow these safety tips to help you protect yourself, your belongings, and fellow students on campus:
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings and the people around you - especially if you are alone or it is dark.
  • Stay on well-traveled paths in open areas. Avoid dark, concealed, or unpopulated areas.
  • If possible, walk with a friend -- even during daylight hours.
  • Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace.
  • If you feel you are being followed, walk quickly to areas where there are other people. If in danger, screaming or yelling loudly will attract attention.
Please be a good neighbor and consider our neighborhood
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!
Marijuana policy at DVC
Recreational marijuana is legal in California, but it is still prohibited on all Contra Costa Community College District property, colleges and campuses.
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.
Our mission statement
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 .
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