Important dates
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 .
Campus safety
Diablo Valley College and the Contra Costa Community College District are committed to maintaining a safe environment at our campus sites. While not all circumstances are preventable, we are continually working to ensure that protocols and procedures are in place to respond to emergencies as expediently as possible: protecting the safety of our employees, students, and visitors remains among the highest of priorities for our College and District.  Learn more about our safety features and programs at DVC.

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.
Food Pantry opens March 19 on the Pleasant Hill Campus!
In the fall of 2016 the Contra Costa Community College District participated in the  HOPE Survey ,  to investigate the prevalence of food and housing insecurity experienced by our students.

The survey results showed that just over 50% of our students experienced some level of food insecurity. Food insecurity is a huge barrier to student success and DVC has been exploring ways to help alleviate this ongoing concern for our most vulnerable student populations. The results is a new Food Pantry.

The new pantry is located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. There is an access window in the Multicultural Center, Room 111. The pantry will be open Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and reopen from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m. during fall and spring terms.

Initially students will self-disclose and participate voluntarily. If you know of a student who you think will benefit from this new program, please refer them to the Student Life Office for information on how to access the pantry.
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!
DVC calendar
Check out the campus 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.
Where to eat at DVC        
New to DVC? Want to know where to eat on campus?  Check out the food services available 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.
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! 
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.
Financial aid announcements
There is still time to apply for both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 FAFSA and DREAM Act! Need help? Stop by the DVC Financial Aid Office .
San Ramon Campus announcements

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.
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 Services announcements
Want to meet with a transfer college/university representative on an upcoming TRANSFER THURSDAY event? Just get admitted to a four-year university/college and want help with following up/next steps? Want to appeal an admissions denial?

We can help! Come visit the Career and Transfer Center (SSC-202) or visit Events and Workshops to learn about our upcoming events, workshops, and ways we can help.
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.
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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