Important dates

Fall 2018
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.
Career Day - Information Technology, Business, and Economics

Join us at DVC’s Information Technology, Business & Economics (ITBE) Career Day Social Networking event. Get to know experts in your field of work who can help you learn and discover where a career path can take you, as well as give you advice on how to get there.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
DVC Diablo Rm. (3rd Floor HSF)
Finger foods will be served!
Honoring Our Veterans

Diablo Valley College is again collaborating with the Contra Cost Blue Star Moms and will be collecting items for gift bags to be given to our local veterans at the VA Rehabilitation Center in Martinez. Your donations of small packages of food, socks, gift cards and toiletries will be greatly appreciated. You may also make a monetary donation, payable to the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms . All donations will be packaged in time for the holiday season. Any donation large or small is appreciated. Collection bins are placed in the following locations:

Student Life
Student Veteran Resource Center
Lobby of the Mail Room
Lobby in front of Admissions and Records

Donations will be accepted through Thursday, November 8.
Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound seeks paid tutors for the fall and spring
We are seeking tutors to help middle and high school students at local schools. Tutors must travel to school sites.

Upward Bound needs tutors for math, science, and Spanish for 4-7 hours a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:45-5:00pm, and Wednesdays from 2:00-4:30pm.

Educational Talent Search needs tutors for 9-12 hours a week, Monday through Thursday between 8:30am and 5pm. In class tutors needed for English and math between 8:30am to 2pm, and after school tutors needed for math, science, Spanish, and history between 2-5pm.

Contact   Jackqueline Jones-Castellano  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!
Counseling announcements

Make a counseling appointment
October is the perfect time to meet with a counselor and plan ahead for spring classes. Make an appointment online or in person. Be sure to meet with a counselor at least once per semester to update your plan and make sure you are on track toward meeting your goals.

New prerequisite
A new prerequisite for PHYS-130 effective fall 2018. Either PHYS-129 or high school physics has been added to the current co-requisite of MATH-193.

Important change
Effective now, if students are using the IGETC GE pattern and are seeking an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T), you MUST complete an Oral Comm class from AREA 1C, even if you are only applying to UCs. For more information, speak with a counselor.

Transfer applications
Do you plan to complete transfer applications this semester? You will need to list your spring 2019 plans/schedule of courses on your application. See a counselor for assistance.

Text reminders
Are you unable to make your appointment? If you get a text reminder you can cancel the appointment from the text, or otherwise call 925-969-2140 to cancel, or drop in to the front desk to reschedule so one of your peers can be helped in your place. If you miss three appointments, you may be locked out from making another counseling appointment during the semester. If you are not getting text reminders for your appointments, go to your portal , click on "Settings" and then “Cell Phone message options.” 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Fair

Don't miss our fourth annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Fair on Wednesday, October 31 from 10am- 1pm in the cafeteria. Visit with college representatives from 24 of our 37 HBCU transfer agreement partners. Many colleges will be offering on-the-spot admissions and scholarships (bring your official transcripts from all colleges attended)! Application fee waivers are available for students with 30+ CSU/UC transferable units and a 2.5 GPA. See a counselor or go to the DVC Transfer Center to get the code and complete your application in advance. Open to everyone! For more information, visit DVC's HBCU Transfer Fair .
Financial aid announcements

Renew your financial aid
The 2019-20 application is now open! Be sure to complete before March 2 for the best chance of receiving aid. Also, it is not too late to apply for the 2018-19 application (this term and next).

If you need assistance, visit the enrollment lab or visit  DVC Financial Aid for more information.
Support Undocumented Student Week of Act

Diablo Valley College (DVC) will be joining California Community Colleges and the Community College League of California (CCLC) in advocacy and activities to support and build awareness around the needs of undocumented students throughout the state. Undocumented Student Week of Action, from October 15-19, 2018, is a student-led campaign for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, that includes a pathway to citizenship, and also to provide support and resources to ALL undocumented students. More information on the week and resources are available on CLC . DVC’s DREAMers Alliance will be extending this effort through November, concluding with a FREE DACA Renewal Workshop.
Congratulations to the newly elected ASDVC executive officers!
The Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) is the student government at DVC. ASDVC is responsible for advocating for and representing students' perspectives on College and District committees, councils and task forces. Meet your new ASDVC officers
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 .
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!
San Ramon Campus announcements

Financial aid drop-in appointments
You may qualify for financial aid and not be aware of it. 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.
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 Barcelona, Spain
Don’t miss the lifetime opportunity to live and study in Barcelona, Spain for the fall 2019 semester. To learn more, attend one the  upcoming information sessions .

Scheduled information sessions
Monday, October 22, 2:30 - 3:30pm, FO 234
Monday, November 5, 2:30 - 3:30pm, FO 234
Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 5pm, 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.
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
Three transfer fairs at DVC!
DVC is excited to bring over 60 universities to Pleasant Hill and over 30 universities to San Ramon for our TRANSFER DAY events - including UC, CSU, private, and out-of-state schools! See which campuses are coming to DVC Transfer Day . Don't miss this opportunity to talk with colleges and universities who only come once a year!

To see the full list of workshops and services designed to help you with the transfer process, visit DVC Transfer Events and Workshops.

  • Transfer Day at Pleasant Hill Commons - Thursday, October 18
  • Transfer Day at San Ramon Learning Commons - Wednesday, October 24,
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair at Pleasant Hill HSF -Wednesday, October 31
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!
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.
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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