Important dates

Spring 2019
April 26 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
May 24 - Last day of instruction
May 24 - Graduation
May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed

Summer 2019
May 28 - Three-week summer session begins (May 28 - June 13)
May 28 - Nine-week summer session begins (May 28 - July 25)
June 17 - Six-week summer session begins (June 17 - July 25)
Racial Justice Task Force
DVC’s College Council has convened a Racial Justice Task Force to address the student demands in response to racist graffiti incidents at DVC. There are opportunities for students to join an Action Team to address areas of concern. Please look for an email in the next day with more details how you can get involved in an Action Team.
Financial aid announcements
The DVC Financial Aid Office will start processing 2019-20 FAFSAs and California Dream Act Applications on May 1. Check your InSite email or the financial aid section of InSite to review your status on or after May 1.
Student technology survey - Thank you!

DVC Students,

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Student Technology Survey. We had almost 1600 responses with many insightful comments. Your feedback is essential to helping us improve our services. See the results of the student technology survey.

Our Amazon incentive prize winners were Chelseanne LaPerle, Olivia Hughes, and Cinthia Hernandez. Congratulations!

Thanks again, 
Rick Robison, Dean, Library and Educational Technology
San Ramon Campus announcements

SRC ITBE and Social Science Majors event
The San Ramon Campus of Diablo Valley College would like to Invite you to attend the first of three Meta Majors Meet, Greet and Eat events!

The information technology, business, economics, and social science faculty would like to meet with you on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Come and mingle with fellow students, hear your professors share their experiences, find out how these different areas interact, combine, and provide amazing career options for you to explore within these majors...all the while enjoying free FOOD!

We hope you can make it and look forward to talking with you about future opportunities! RSVP now!


SRC STEM Majors Meet and Greet
Are you preparing to study or work in the STEM field? If so, join us! As a member of SRC STEM Community, we invite you to our SRC STEM Inaugural Meet and Greet event where you will meet your fellow STEM classmates, be provided with information about our program, have an opportunity to ask questions, have a chance to informally meet (or catch up with) the SRC STEM faculty and enjoy FREE FOOD and DRINKS!  

When? Tuesday, April 30 , 9-10am, 1:30-2:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm 
Where? E-181, Math and Science Tutoring Center
Who? Students currently registered in STEM classes at SRC.
What do I need to bring? Just yourself and any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to catching up with you and providing all of the support possible to help you successfully complete your academic goals. If you cannot attend, but have questions, contact an area lead below and we will follow up with you.

Rene’ Sporer , Department Chair, Math
Anna Levin , Biology
Anne Petersen , Chemistry
John Polos , Anatomy and Physiology
Asa Scherer , Math
Glenn Scott , Math


Meet and Greet with Andy Li, Governing Board Vice President
Newly elected Ward 4 Governing Board Vice President Andy Li will be at SRC on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:30pm for an informal reception.  

If you’d like to meet Trustee Li, please stop by W204 at the San Ramon Campus. Andy Li is looking forward to meeting with students, staff and faculty. Light refreshments will be available.
Book buy back
Bring books to the back window near the DVC Math Building May 20-24 . Buy back hours are Monday - Thursday, 9am - 7pm and Friday, 9am - 3pm.
Book rental returns
Please return your spring 2019 book rentals by 3pm on Tuesday May 28 to avoid any fees or other penalties. Bring them to the main registers in the store. Please do not take them to buyback window.
Congratulations graduates and candidates of the class of 2019!
You have accomplished so much and we are elated to share this important occasion with you. Commencement is upon us and we encourage you to join us to acknowledge your achievement by walking in the graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24 , at 5 pm in Viking Stadium. Gates will open at 4 pm.  
 
Graduates, please be reminded of the following notices:
 
  • Graduates will not be permitted to enter the stadium with spiked/high heel/stiletto shoes as they damage the turf and the track. Also, to prevent safety issues, it will be necessary to wear low/flat shoes. 
  • All eligible graduate students should RSVP your attendance.
  • In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium.  Graduates are limited to two (2) guests. Tickets may be found in cap and gown packages. 
  • Balloons will not be permitted in the stadium during the ceremony.
  • Please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) before the ceremony for accessibility, mobility accommodations at 925-969-2176 or dhagerty@dvc.edu.
  • Graduate cap and gown packages are on sale at the Book Center now until May 24.
  • Professional photographs will be taken of graduates during the ceremony and will be available for purchase at www.gradimages.com.
  • Fresh flowers and leis will be available for purchase. Gameday Souvenirs, Inc. will be located at the gate entrance on the day of graduation.  
 
For more information and details, please visit  DVC Graduation
Forum on Student Mental Health
Movies for Mental Health will engage students in a discussion of the effects and impacts of conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and bi-polar disorder. Students from DVC and elsewhere will share their own experiences managing these conditions. The even will include a panel and short films. Food will also be served and extra credit offered to participants. The event runs from 11:00am - 1:00pm on Thursday, April 25 , in the BFL Community Conference Center.
Culinary arts information session
Join us at our state-of-the-art Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center to learn about DVC's renowned Culinary Arts Program on Wednesday, May 1 , 6-8pm. Register now
DVC College Success Workshops
Student Success Workshops are carefully designed to sharpen your skills, introduce you to support resources on campus, and provide you with tips and tricks for making each term successful. Workshops are open to everyone and are FREE. You will find workshops organized by topic by visiting DVC College Success Workshops .

A lso, be sure to check out Brown Bag workshops are every Thursday from 1-2pm in Student Union Conference room 204. Learn more at Brown Bag Workshops .
Study abroad in  Barcelona, Spain
Don’t miss the lifetime opportunity to live and study in  Barcelona, Spain  for the fall 2019 term. Apply now! Priority application deadline is Friday, April 19 .

For more information, visit  Study Abroad - Barcelona, Spain or contact Harue Takanashi .
Earth Day Celebration
Join us for the DVC Earth Day Celebration on Monday April 22, 11 am - 2 pm . Meet the experts and participate in demonstrations. There will be live entertainment, giveaways, and food. DVC is committed to sustainable practices. All are welcome. Sponsored by ASDVC in partnership with the DVC Sustainability Committee.
Join Umoja for 2019-20
The Umoja learning community is open for 2019-20! If you would like to be part of a group that is committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students, please email us to get more information about program requirements and how to join. Space is limited!
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. You may no longer be required to take the class that you were originally placed in to. For more information, visit  THE RIGHT PLACE TO START .
DVC calendar
Check out the campus calendar to find out what's happening at DVC! Discover important deadlines, workshops, guest speakers, drama productions, musical events, festivals, and MORE!
Transfer Services announcements
Preparing your applications to private and out-of-state colleges and universities? Exploring your transfer options? Wondering how you're going to pay for your transfer? Denied admission for transfer and want to appeal? Come to our workshops or drop by to SSC-202 for help. No appointment needed !
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.
Book a librarian for help
Schedule a one-on-one research appointment to get help with your upcoming research assignments. Librarians can help with choosing and developing a topic, developing a search strategy, evaluating sources, citations and much more! Book a librarian today for your best chance of success with that upcoming research paper.
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, but please show respect for our neighbors by doing your part to keep their streets clean, quiet, and peaceful!
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.
Message from Police Services
Please take the time to consider the following safety tips while going about your daily routine, and share them with your friends: 

  • Never leave any items of value unattended. 
  • Always check to make sure your vehicle has been locked and secured. 
  • If you need to leave a room, office, or classroom, take your belongings with you or ask a friend or colleague to keep an eye on them for you… even if you are only going to be gone a minute.
  • Never leave your office unattended without locking. If you need help securing an office or lab, contact Police Services immediately for assistance.
  • Do not leave items of value out in “plain view”. This would include items such as: bags, purses, laptops, wallets, etc. Whether in your vehicle or office, secure items of value away so they are not left out in the open. 
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. If you notice anything or anyone suspicious, contact Police Services for assistance. We can be reached at (925) 686-5547.

Following these tips can help you stay safe. Use them as a guide of just a few of the many things you can do to take more personal responsibility for your safety while on campus . .
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
Disability Support Services (DSS) can help you

Do you have trouble:

  • taking notes in class,
  • finishing tests before time runs out,
  • keeping up with your reading, or
  • navigating campus?

If so, the Disability Support Services office may be able to help. DSS serves students with many kinds of disabilities: physical, learning, psychological, etc. It provides many students with extended time on tests, note taking assistance, books in audible formats, transportation on campus, tutoring, and many other services.

To qualify, you need only provide verification of a disability, such as an IEP or 504 plan from high school, a doctor's note, or other official documentation.

For more information, please come to SSC 232, call 969-2182, or email Rachel DeChristofaro .
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. 
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!
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.
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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