Important dates

Fall 2018
November 16 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a “W” appearing on transcript
November 22-23 - Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed
November 24-25 - College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
December 10-15 - Final exams
December 15 - Last day of instruction
December 20 - January 1 - Winter recess - college closed

Spring 2019
November 26 - Online registration by appointment begins for continuing students in good academic standing
December 10 - Online registration by appointment begins for continuing and returning students on probation two or more consecutive semesters or on dismissal status
January 15 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins through March 1 (for spring 2019)
January 15 - Graduation filing period begins for summer 2019 graduates to be considered for the early registration option. For information on criteria: (filing period ends February 28)
January 21- Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr Day - college closed
January 28 - Semester begins - check specific class listings for Saturday and Sunday classes. Start date may vary.
G et ready for spring!
Spring classes start on January 28! Online registration by appointment begins for continuing students in good academic standing on November 26. Check Insite for your specific registration date.
Scholarship announcements

Kennedy-King Transfer Scholarship
The Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund offers multiple $10,000 scholarships each year to minority transfer students in the Contra Costa Community College District. For more information about the scholarship, including specific eligibility criteria, visit Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund . Applications must be submitted to the DVC Scholarship Office by February 8, 2019. For assistance with the application process, stop by the DVC Scholarship Office on the 1st floor of the Student Services Center or call 925-969-2094 to schedule an appointment.

Apply for DVC Scholarships!
The online DVC scholarship application is now open! Students may apply for all DVC scholarships with a single application. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 for continuing and transferring DVC students. Applications must be submitted by February 14, 2019. For more information about the application process and eligibility requirements, visit DVC Scholarships .
Financial aid announcements

Don't miss your chance to get the most aid!
The priority deadline for the 2019-20 application is March 2 . Start it now! If you need assistance, feel free to stop by the DVC Enrollment Lab during lab hours.
Haven't completed this years application? It's not too late! The 2018-19 application is still open.
Counseling announcements

Get ready for spring 2019
Not sure what classes to take for spring 19? Wondering if you are on the right path toward your goal? Right path in LIFE? Look no further COUNSELING SERVICES ARE HERE! 

Time is flying even faster now that we are on a condensed 16-week semester, so set up an appointment with a counselor to plan for the upcoming spring term. When you make an education plan with a counselor, you create a road map of classes to take each semester. This roadmap prevents you from taking unnecessary courses and can help you save time and money!

IGETC update
New! Remember if you are using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) and hoping to earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (either an AA-T or AS-T), you must complete IGETC’s Area 1C: Oral Communication.

Make a counseling appointment
Schedule an appointment online or at the front desk of Counseling Services in the Student Services Building. New counseling appointments are released every Monday, so go online or drop by to make an appointment! Appointments fill up fast, so schedule yours as soon as possible! 

Cyber-session at Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is offering a spring 2019 cybersession that runs from January 2-22, 2019, so ask your counselor about these opportunities as well.
San Ramon Campus announcements

Saint Mary's College rep visit
Stop by the San Ramon Learning Commons on Monday, December 3 , from 10am-2pm and meet with a representative from Saint Mary's College. No appointments needed!

San Francisco State rep visit
Are you interested in transferring to SF State? Twenty-minute appointments are available on Monday, November 27 from 10am-2pm. Contact Ann Uawithya to schedule an appointment.

Resume and cover letter help
Want feedback on your resume or help creating one? Contact Ann Uawithya to schedule an appointment to see a career specialist. Twenty-minute appointments are available on Thursday, November 15 , 10am-1pm or Tuesday, December 4 , 10am-1pm.
New placement process coming next fall
If you have not yet taken English or math at DVC, you need to know that we are changing the placement requirements for these core classes beginning fall 2019. If you are planning to take your first English and/or math class at DVC this spring, you should first talk to a counselor to see how this change may impact your educational plan. You may no longer be required to take the class that you were originally placed in to. As we prepare for this change, the college is offering very few sections of non-transferable English and math courses this spring. For more information, visit  THE RIGHT PLACE TO START .
Transfer Services announcements
The last day to submit your transfer applications to CSUs and UCs for fall 2019 is November 30 . Visit DVC Career and Transfer Services (SSC-202) Monday - Thursday or attend our labs for assistance.

Check out our lineup of workshops and labs on DVC Transfer Events and Workshops . We get busier closer to the deadline, so don't delay - we're here to help you!
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. 
CalWORKs  announcements
Are you a parent? If so, did you know you can receive county assistance to attend school? County assistance includes money for your household, food stamps, medical coverage, vouchers to pay for your books, parking, educational supplies, and free child care while you go to school. Stop by or contact the  CalWORKs Office  for more information about eligibility and services.
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.
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!
DVC's new custom clothing and accessories!
Check out DVC's new custom apparel and accessories website. You can now order clothing and accessories with the DVC logo on your choice of clothing and/or accessories, including UnderArmour! Many options and colors to choose from. Shop today!
Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound seeks paid tutors for the fall and spring
We are seeking tutors to help middle and high school students at local schools. Tutors must travel to school sites.

Upward Bound needs tutors for math, science, and Spanish for 4-7 hours a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:45-5pm, and Wednesdays from 2-4:30pm.

Educational Talent Search needs tutors for 9-12 hours a week, Monday through Thursday between 8:30am and 5pm. In class tutors needed for English and math between 8:30am to 2pm, and after school tutors needed for math, science, Spanish, and history between 2-5pm.

Contact   Jackqueline Jones-Castellano  for more information.
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.
Name change - 911 Shield app now called Campus Shield (mobile blue phones)
Campus safety in the palm of your hand! The Campus Shield app is fully operational and available in the Apple iTunes store , or in the  Android app store
Assessment Center announcements
Assessment is one of the most important steps in the enrollment process. In addition to traditional assessments, DVC offers an online placement tool for students that graduated high school after 2007. This tool is used to determine your placement in English and math based on your high school courses, grades, and GPA.

Learn more by visiting the Assessment Center . Assessments are offered on a regular basis, and appointments can be made  online  or in the  Assessment Center .
Where to eat at DVC        
New to DVC? Want to know where to eat on campus?  Check out the food services available at DVC.
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 five percent off of your purchases there. Visit DVC Connect Card 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.
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.
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