Important dates

Fall 2018
September 21 - Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
September 28 - Holiday - Native American Day - college closed (Saturday and Sunday classes are in session)
October 15 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate (filing period begins August 11)
November 12 - Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed
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
The fall term at DVC officially started in late August, but not all classes started at that time. Many late-start and short-term classes begin throughout the semester. Check out the lists of face-to-face, partially online, and fully online classes still available at DVC.  Get started any time.
Financial aid announcements

Don't forget to renew your financial aid
The 2019-20 FAFSA and DREAM Acts opens October 1. Be sure to complete them before March 2 to be eligible for the most aid! Don't forget to renew your application each year as it will not carry over from year to year.

2018-19 applications
There is still time to complete the 2018-19 application for fall 18 and spring 19! For more information, visit DVC Financial Aid.

Need help?
If you need assistance, visit the enrollment lab or visit  DVC Financial Aid for more information. If you would like to check the status of your application or have any questions, please be sure to stop by the DVC Financial Aid Office .
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

Don't wait to schedule an appointment
Schedule an appointment in October. The semester is moving quickly and we want you to come in and see one of us early so you are prepared for next semester.

Completing transfer applications this semester? You will need to list your spring 2019 plans/schedule of courses on your UC or CSU applications. Another reason to set up an appointment NOW!

Schedule an appointment online or in person at the DVC Counseling Services front desk in the Student Services Building. Remember that appointments are 30 minutes and drop-ins are intended for quick answers to questions from 10-12 minutes. Appointments will fill up fast so schedule yours as soon as possible!

Cybersession at DVC
Need another fall class? Cybersession is coming! DVC will be offering a late-start Cybersession that will include courses that meet both CSU and IGETC general education requirements. These 100% online courses will begin during finals week in December and last for four weeks into mid-January. Counselors should know by the first or second week of October which courses will be offered and when students will be able to enroll. Ask Counseling Services or make a drop-in appointment for more information.
Transfer Services announcements
Want some help with your UC-Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) or with transferring to a UC, CSU, or other university? DVC Transfer Services can help! Check out our fall workshops and events and drop in to learn how to apply, or drop by our office in SSC-202 to ask questions .
San Ramon Campus announcements

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) workshops
Stop by one of the upcoming TAG workshops to find out more about the TAG program - and how it can benefit YOU!

Wednesday, September 19, 2 - 3pm, E-161
Thursday, September 20, 12 - 1pm, E-161
Tuesday, September 25, 5 - 6pm, E-161

Financial aid drop-in appointments
Want to know if you qualify for financial aid? Financial aid drop-ins are every Wednesday from 10am - 1pm and 2 - 6pm. Please check in at the computer in the SRC Admissions Lobby.

Resume and cover letter appointments
Bring in a draft of your resume and ask an expert to look it over! There are 20-minute appointments available on Tuesday, October 23 from 10am - 1pm, in W-118. Contact or call 925-551-6215 for to reserve your slot.

Saint Mary's representative at SRC
Interested in transferring to Saint Mary's? Chat with the representative on Monday, October 15 from 10am - 2pm in the SRC Learning Commons and get your questions answered!
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.
Math Leap
Do you want to gain confidence, refresh your math skills, or place into a higher math class? If so, Math Leap is for you! This noncredit course is designed to help you refresh the skills needed to be successful in current or future math classes. No homework! No grades! No pressure! Enrollment is FREE to DVC students! For more information, visit Math Leap .
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.
Study abroad in Florence, Italy
Don’t miss the lifetime opportunity to live and study in Florence, Italy for the spring 2019 semester. To learn more, attend one the  upcoming information sessions .

Scheduled information sessions
Thursday, September 20, 5 - 6pm, BFL 105
Wednesday, September 26, 3 - 4pm, FO 234
Wednesday, October 17, 1 - 2pm, FO 234
Wednesday, November 7, 10 - 11am, FO 234
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.
  • And don't forget to download and use the new Campus Shield app.
Election of ASDVC executive officers 
Candidates for executive officer positions of Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) will be campaigning October 3-10. Meet the candidates at the Forum on Monday, October 8 from 12:45 - 2pm or 4:15 - 5:30pm. Cast your vote in the HSF/Cafeteria or San Ramon Campus Commons on Monday, October 8-9 from 9am - 7pm or October 10 from 9am - 1:30pm. For more information, visit ASDVC .   
Students clubs at DVC
Have you renewed your club for the fall? Club renewal is open on DVCsync now through September 24. Go to  DVCsync   and renew your club for fall 2018. Contact  John Christensen   or stop by the Student Union Building if you have any questions.

Does your club need  DVCsync   training?   Need help learning how to navigate DVCsync, our new clubs and student government portal? Stop by the Student Union Building or contact  John Christensen .
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 .
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!
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
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'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!
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.
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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