Important dates

Summer 2019
July 4 - Holiday (observed) - Independence Day - college closed
July 15 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
July 25 - Last day of six and nine-week summer sessions

Fall 2019
August 26 - Fall classes begin
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!
Watch your speed on Viking Drive
The city of Pleasant Hill recently conducted a speed study after numerous complaints from residents about vehicles speeding down Viking Drive (between Morello and Stubbs). In response, the Pleasant Hill Police Department will be using radar, watching, and ticketing speeders on Viking Drive. Students are being asked to watch their speed in this area.
New courses
Looking for some classes to take this fall? Consider these new courses at DVC!
Financial aid announcement
Financial Aid's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy has changed effective June 3. Learn more by reviewing Updated SAP Policy .

New placement process coming 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 be required to take additional support classes. For more information, visit  THE RIGHT PLACE TO START .
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.
First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition
Are you a first time college student? If so, please check out the First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition (FT3) program . If you meet the requirements you must make the pledge by September 9 .
Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound seeks paid tutors for fall 2019 and spring 2020
We are seeking paid tutors to help middle and high school students at local schools. Tutors must travel to school sites. 

Math, science, and Spanish tutors needed to work with high school students in Upward Bound for 4-7 hours a week. Tuesday and Thursdays between 2:45-5pm, and Wednesdays from 2-4:30pm.

Tutors need to work with middle school and high school students in Educational Talent Search for 5-10 hours a week. Monday - Thursday between 8:30am-5pm, in class between 8:30am-2pm (English and math) and after school between 2-5pm (math, science, Spanish).

Contact  Jackqueline Jones-Castellano   for more information.
Guided Pathways

What classes to take and when made easy!
Did you know you can see a sample sequence of classes broken down by term for each major? Did you also know you can see which classes are offered each term? Each major has sample maps to help guide you in selecting and customizing your academic journey to reach your chosen degree(s). These maps also outline the major classes that are offered each term. Take these maps, schedule a counseling session and start your academic journey on a guided pathway. It’s so easy! Maps can be found on the Academic Programs/Degrees and Certificates. Find your major and start planning today for your tomorrow!
Volunteers needed!
GET INVOLVED in your campus community! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to welcome new students to DVC.
Our annual  Welcome Day  events will be held at the Pleasant Hill Campus on  Saturday, August 17  and at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses on  Saturday, August 24. Come help new students explore campus, attend informative workshops, and prepare for a successful first term. If you would like to be a part of this welcoming and fun event at either campus, please complete the  Welcome Day Volunteer Form. If you have any questions, please contact Noha Basilious at  or 925-969-3012

Welcome Week  –  August 26 and August 29  at the Pleasant Hill Campus. Make the first week of school less stressful during the August “back-to-school” rush by helping fellow students locate classrooms and student services, assisting with Insite, and making the transition into the new term easier for everyone.  If you are interested in helping with our “back-to-school” rush at the Pleasant Hill Campus, please complete the  Welcome Services Volunteer Form.
I f you have any questions about volunteering for Welcome Week , please contact Mercy Pono at   or 925-969-2115.

Benefits of volunteering include:
  • Obtaining Volunteer Certificates (for each event)
  • Sharing your DVC pride with new students, guests and families
  • Having the opportunity to publicly demonstrate your commitment to DVC’s mission and values
  • Bolstering college applications and resumes
San Ramon Campus announcements

SRC Watermill Road entrance closed to through traffic
Monday, June 24, contractors started work on the parking area on the Watermill Road side of the DVC San Ramon campus. The work area will be closed to through traffic. For drop-offs and pick-ups on the Watermill side of campus, drivers will have to enter and exit the drop off area from the same driveway. The construction area will be clearly marked, and the work is expected to take about six weeks. Note: Please observe all signs and be attentive to changing conditions when walking near any construction work.

Welcome Day at SRC
Attending DVC for the first time? Then join us for a one-day welcome event on Saturday, August 24 , 8:30am-12:30pm at the San Ramon Campus! Come explore your campus community, meet faculty and peers, attend informative workshops, learn about exciting opportunities, and get prepared for a successful first semester! For more information, visit Welcome Day at DVC !

UC Davis drop-in appointments
UC Davis will be in the SRC Learning Commons from 10:00am - 2:00pm on Monday, July 15. Stop by and get your questions answered!

CSUEB representative on campus
A CSUEB rep will be on campus Monday, July 1 and Thurday July, 8, 10am-1pm, Learning Commons. Come explore majors, deadlines, financial aid, and more! Drop-in appointments from 10-11am and appointments from 11am-1pm. To make an appointment, contact Ann Uawithya .

Open classes at SRC
Looking to earn units? Completing your degree and/or transferring? Take a look at our open classes at Open Class at SRC . Contact if you need help .

Fall eight-week sessions at SRC
Classes running the first eight weeks (August to October):

  • History of the United States before 1865 (HIST 120, Sec. 9059), MW 12:45-2:10 pm and online (hybrid class)
  • Introduction to Humanities: Arts and Ideas (HUMAN 105), TTh 6-9:05 pm

Classes running the second eight weeks (October to December):

  • Criminal Law (ADJUS 121, Sec. 9003), TTh 11:10 am -12:35 pm and online (hybrid class)
  • History of Medieval and Renaissance Art (ARTHS 196, Sec. 9005), T 6-9:10 pm and online (hybrid class)
  • History of the United States after 1865 (HIST 121, Sec. 9373), MW 12:45-2:10 pm and online (hybrid class)
Study abroad in  Florence, Italy
Don’t miss the lifetime opportunity to live and study in Florence, Italy for the spring 2020 term. To learn more, attend the  upcoming information sessions on Tuesday, July 16, 1-2pm, FO-234.

For more information, visit Study Abroad - Florence, Italy .
Counseling announcements

Summer appointments are now available for current college students enrolled in summer classes, continuing students, and transfer students. You can drop by the DVC Counseling Center , call 925-969-2140 or 925-685-1230, or online at to make an appointment. This is a great time to update your education plan and prepare for the next academic year. 

New students are encouraged to take Counseling 95 – Educational Planning for New Students. This class will prepare you for your first term at Diablo Valley College, help you understand your options, connect you with a counselor, and help you plan classes to take during your first term. Learn more

Drop-ins for quick questions are also available for students over the summer. Students who plan to come for a drop-in session in the afternoon should call the counseling office to see how long the wait time is before coming to the college.

Counseling Center summer hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-7pm
Friday: CLOSED 
EOPS announcements

EOPS is accepting applications for the fall
Do you want money for textbooks, priority registration, and application fee waivers for UC and CSU universities? See if you qualify for these services and more ! Apply online now! The last day to apply is Sunday, September 8.

For more information, visit DVC EOPS on the first floor of the Student Services Center, room 127.
DVC Book Center announcements

Book Center closed on June 27
The DVC Book Center will be closed on Thursday, June 27 for inventory. Inventory starts at 8:00 am and the store will reopen once completed. Please purchase needed items before June 27 .

 Book Center hours
The DVC Book Center is open Monday - Thursday from 7:45am - 4pm ( May 28 - June 13 ) and 7:45am-6pm ( June 17 - August 15 ).

End of summer book buyback
The end of summer book buyback will be on July 24 and 25 from 9am-6pm.

For more information, visit DVC Book Center .
Earn units for working
Work-based learning is an excellent way to implement your classroom content, build your employability skills, and gain valuable leadership skills. In addition to developing these key skills, Work Experience is a great way to build your resume, maintain full-time student status and courses are CSU transferable! 

Work Experience , formerly known as CO-OP, is a work-based learning course where students earn college credit for on-the-job training and experience at their job or paid/unpaid internship or volunteer position. 

Students work one-on-one with a college instructor to craft individualized learning objectives that align with their current job or internship/volunteer position. The instructor meets with the student and their work-site supervisor to implement and assess the learning objectives throughout the semester until the end of term. Lastly, students are required to submit 1-2 progress reports (depending on term) as well as a written field report at the end of the term.

There are three easy steps to enroll in the Work Experience Education course that is right for you!

1. Register for ONE WRKX course in InSite: WRKX-160/WRKX-170/WRKX-180, or discipline-specific course
2. Complete a WRKX Employment Form
3. Attend one of the mandatory orientations

For more information, visit Work Experience or contact .
DVC Food Pantry summer hours
The DVC Food Pantry is open this summer (until July 25) from Monday - Thursday, 11am-5pm. The Food Pantry is located in the Student Union Building, first floor in the Multicultural Center.
Math Leap!
Has it been a while since your last math class and you want to brush up on your algebra or trigonometry skills before the fall semester? Do you want to get a preview of the skills needed to succeed in statistics? Come join Math Leap from July 29- August 15 ! No grades, no stress, no cost, just fun review! Learn more at Math Leap .
Transfer announcements

See the new ASSIST.ORG for transfer requirements , your UC and CSU transfer resource, is now updated! Find out how courses you have taken transfer to a CSU or UC. Meet with a DVC counselor to make an educational plan and find out which courses transfer, or drop by Career and Transfer Services during our open summer session hours for help. Summer session hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, June 17 - July 23. Learn more about ASSIST.ORG.
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!
Join Umoja for 2019-20
Are you looking to connect with other students and build a community of support while at DVC? We are currently taking applications to join DVC Umoja for 2019-20. Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a statewide community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students. Students who join the Umoja learning community are required to take two linked classes each term and participate in other program activities. It's an amazing experience! For more information, visit Umoja or email us.
ASDVC officers for 2019-20
Congratulations to the newly elected Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) officers!

Yuvia Mendoza , President
Nicolas Butun , VP Executive Affairs
Ellena Aldisa , VP Legislative Affairs
Howard Li , Controller
Stefanie Senjaya , Parliamentarian
Allya Lazuardi , Secretary
Stanley Tikando , Public Relations
John Michaelson , Activities Coordinator
Gerardo "Panda" De La Torre , Environmental Affair s
Dorothy Nicole Holmes , Diversity Affairs Chair
Karin Pal , Health Center AdHoc Chair

To contact your new executive officers, please visit Associated Students of Diablo Valley College .
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
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.
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!
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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