Important dates
Spring 2018
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 

Summer 2018
May 29  - Three-week summer session begins (May 29- June 14)
May 29  - Nine-week summer session begins (May 29- July 26)
May 29 - Late enrollment - space available basis. Use online registration with late add code, or in-person signature of instructor or late-add code for three-week and nine-week sessions.
May 29 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins (May 29- July 1).
June 18  - Six-week summer session begins (June 18 - July 26)
June 18 - Late enrollment - space available basis. Use online registration with late add code, or in-person with signature of instructor or late add code.
July 1 - Deadline to file AA/AS degree or certificate
July 4 - Holiday (observed) - Independence Day - college closed
July 26 - Last day of summer session

Fall 2018
August 27 - Fall classes begin
Get ready for summer and fall at DVC!
Summer and fall registration dates are coming soon! Check InSite for your specific registration date.
Congratulations graduates and candidates of the class of 2018!
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 25, 2018, 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 25.
  • 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 or details, please visit DVC Graduation
911 Shield app (mobile blue phones)
Campus safety in the palm of your hand! The 911 Shield app is now fully operational and available in the Apple iTunes store , or in the  Andriod app store
Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound seeks paid and volunteer tutors for the summer
We are seeking math tutors to help middle and high school students during the summer at DVC. Tutors will be needed on Mondays and Tuesdays (June 11-July 10) from 8:30-10:30am or 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Contact  Jackqueline Jones-Castellano  for more information.
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!
Volunteers needed!
GET INVOLVED in your campus community!  We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to welcome new students to DVC.
 
Our annual Welcome Day event will be held at the San Ramon Campus on Monday, August 20 and at the Pleasant Hill Campus on Saturday, August 25 . Come help new students explore campus, attend informative workshops, and prepare for a successful first semester. If you would like to be a part of this welcoming and fun event at either campus, please complete the Welcome Day Volunteer Form.

Welcome Week August 27 and August 28 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 Portal/WebAdvisor, and making the transition into the new semester 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.
 
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

If you have any questions, please contact Mercy Pono at  mpono@dvc.edu or 925-969-2115.
Assessment Center announcements
Take a moment to learn about the new options available at the Assessment Center that will help you with your appropriate placement in English, English as a Second Language (ESL), math or chemistry.

Assessments are offered on a regular basis, and appointments can be made  online  or in the  Assessment Center .
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.
Pizza with Police
DVC Police Services and the Office of Student Life welcome you to the Pizza with Police event on Wednesday, May 16 . Please join us for pizza and conversation in the Student Union Conference Room from 1:00-2:00 pm .
San Ramon Campus announcements

San Ramon Campus is open on Fridays starting fall
Starting fall 2018, the San Ramon Campus will be open on Fridays! In addition to offering student services, we'll also have Friday classes! New classes for the fall include
Arabic, computer science, and phy sics. Check out all our fall Friday offerings .

Palo Alto University
Come meet a representative from Palo Alto University on Thursday, May 17, 10:00 am–1:00 pm at the SRC Learning Commons.

First Year Experience
New to DVC? First Year Experience (FYE) is a learning community that will connect you with classes, friends and resources. To learn more about this learning community, visit First Year Experience.
Finals week - FREE refreshments and supplies!
Stop by the Student Union from May 21-24 and pick up FREE scantrons, pencils, or blue books provided by the DVC Classified Senate. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee and snack provided by the Associated Students of DVC. The Student Union opens at 7:30 am.
Financial aid announcements
Be sure to complete your 2017-18 California Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver) by May 25 .

FAFSAs for 2017-18 are due not too far after that, so if you still need assistance, make sure to visit the Financial Aid Office ASAP.
Transfer announcements
Stop by Transfer Services for questions about transferring or for information about the application process to UC, CSU, private, or out-of-state colleges. We’re here for you!
Counseling announcements

New prerequisite for Physics 130
There is a new prerequisite for Physics 130. Students must now show proof of passing high school physics OR must take Physics 129 at DVC prior to Physics 130. If you took high school physics, download the Prerequisite Form or get a copy from the Admissions and Records Office or the Counseling Office . Please attach a high school transcript and turn it in to the Admissions and Records Office.

Summer counseling appointments
There will be summer appointments available starting Tuesday, May 29 if you were not able to get an appointment to develop or update your educational plan.

Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! You can help end the stigma around mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out for help. Text “courage” to 741741 to chat with a crisis counselor anytime, 24/7. If you’re on campus, come to the Counseling Center to learn more about our Wellness Counseling available on campus. Visit Each Mind Matters for additional resources.

In case you didn’t know, DVC offers many fun physical education courses. Search KNACT (Kinesiology Activity) in the schedule of courses or on student planning.
Join DVC's Umoja program!
Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is part of a statewide program committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students.

The DVC Umoja program is looking for students who want to engage in our learning community for 2018-19. Students in Umoja are required to take two linked courses each semester, meet with a mentor, participate in field trips, and meet other program requirements. If you want to be part of a strong community that supports each other's success, please email  UmojaProgram@dvc.edu  for more information.
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!
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.
Food Pantry is now open on the Pleasant Hill Campus!
DVC's 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 am – 1:30 pm and reopen from 3:30 – 5:45 pm 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!
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 911 Shield app.
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 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.
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