Important dates
Spring 2018
April 27   - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript 
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 through 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.
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
Celebrate Earth Day
Join us for an Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 19, in the Commons. Learn about our environment, and how you can make a difference. There will be over 20 exhibitors, free food, giveaways, contests, and live entertainment!
Priority Registration April 30 and May 1
Priority registration is a benefit offered to most students enrolled with DSS, EOPS, CalWorks, Foster Youth and Veterans. For the fall semester, priority registration will be held on April 30 and May 1. Participants in these programs should check their registration date through Insite .
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!
ASDVC general election this week
Vote for Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) executive officers for 2018-19 via DVCsync. Vote from Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20.

Meet the candidates during public forums in the Commons, Monday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 18, 11:00-1:00 pm.
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.
Volunteers needed!
Welcome Services is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with Viking SEA Day on Saturday, May 12. The annual Viking SEA Day event assists high school graduating seniors with completing the enrollment process and registering for classes.

Benefits for volunteering include:
• Volunteer certificates
• Bolster college application and resumes

Mandatory orientation sessions will be held. Please complete the Volunteer Form to let us know the hours you wish to volunteer and the orientation session you will be attending. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mercy Pono at mpono@dvc.edu or 925-969-2115.
San Ramon Campus announcements

Job Fair at San Ramon Campus
DVC San Ramon Campus is hosting the annual Summer Job and Internship Expo on Thursday, May 3, 10:00 am-1:00 pm in the SRC Quad. Join us and learn about opportunities for summer jobs, internships, industry networking, career exploration, and access to college and community resources.

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! Check out our fall Friday offerings .

UC Davis is visiting!
Come meet a representative from UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Reserve your 20-minute appointment by stopping by the SRC Admissions Office or contacting Ann Uawithya at auawithya@dvc.edu or call 925-551-6215.

Need your feedback on new furniture!
We are asking San Ramon Campus students to come by the Learning Commons next week (April 23-April 26). We are displaying new furniture and would love to hear your feedback. Stop by, fill out a survey, and be surprised!
Financial aid announcements
There is still time to apply for 2017-2018 financial aid (for this semester). PLUS you can still apply for the 2018-2019 application as well!

If you are taking summer courses it is highly recommended you apply for both 17-18 and 18-19 to be potentially eligible for the most aid. 

Need help filling out the applications? Visit us during our lab hours!

For general questions and to check your status visit the Financial Aid Office with a photo ID (for paper work or detailed "appointments," please come during drop-in hours).
Transfer workshops and events
Transfer Services is offering great workshops through the end of the semester! Did you apply to transfer, but did not get into the schools of your choice? Attend our Admission Appeals Workshop on Tuesday, May 1 from 3:00-4:00 pm in SSC 202 to learn about the appeal process and to see if you may be able to appeal. Visit Transfer Workshops and Events for more details and to check the schedule of other workshops.

As always, you can drop in to Transfer Services ( SSC 202) for express questions about transferring or for consultation about the application process to UC, CSU, private, or out-of-state colleges. We’re here for you!
Counseling announcements
Achieving success begins with a plan! Now is a great time to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan or revise your existing one for the upcoming summer and fall terms. When you make an education plan with a counselor, you create a road map of classes you will take each semester. This roadmap prevents you from taking unnecessary courses and can help you save time and money. You can schedule an appointment online or by dropping by the Counseling Services front desk in the Student Services Building.
New EOPS student applications coming soon!
Want priority registration? Free money for textbooks? UC/CSU application fee waivers? Free tutoring? If you answered yes, consider applying to become a new EOPS student in fall 2018 to receive these and other beneficial services. Applications will be available in the EOPS Office late April/early May or stop by today to add your name to the priority application email list.
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 one anothers 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 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and reopen from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m. 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.
Assessment Center announcements
Assessments are important to your success at DVC, and we are here to assist you in completing this important step. 

Assessments are offered on a regular basis, and appointments can be made  online  or in the  Assessment Center .

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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