Important dates

Spring 2019
April 1-7 - Spring recess - no classes in session - no Saturday or Sunday classes
April 15 - Last day to file for fall 2019 graduation with the early registration option
April 26 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
May 24 - Last day of instruction
May 24 - Graduation
May 27 - Holiday - Memorial Day - college closed
Financial aid announcements
You can still apply for 2019-20 FAFSA ! If you haven't already started, go to FAFSA and submit your application. 

For help from one of our representatives, visit us at the Enrollment Lab .
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!
DVC Speech and Debate Team
Individual State Champs, 2nd Place Overall
DVC had a historic run at the California Community College State Championships this weekend in Woodland Hills, CA. They placed second as a team, a personal best for DVC. Two of DVC's students tied for top speaker in the state. Congratulations!
DVC women's basketball team won state championship
The DVC women's basketball team are the CCCAA State Champions for the first time in school history. The Vikings defeated the Moorpark Raiders, 68-61 to win the Championship.
The match up between DVC and Moorpark was in the making all season long, as the Vikings and the Raiders battled at the top of the CCCWBCA Coaches Poll all year. Read more at Athletics Success Stories .
Get ready for transferring in STEM!
If you are majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and are planning on transferring this fall, come to the DVC STEM alumni panel from 4–6 pm on Tuesday, March 26 at the Pleasant Hill Campus (in the Diablo Room) or Thursday, March 28 at the San Ramon Campus (in E229). Get advice and tips from former DVC students who have successfully transferred to UCs and CSUs, including UC Davis, UC Berkeley, SFSU and more! Our STEM alumni are prepared to give you valuable tips and lessons learned from their experiences. There will also be time for you to ask your own burning questions, so come with a few! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Transfer Services announcements
Preparing your applications to private and out-of-state colleges and universities? Exploring your transfer options? Wondering how you're going to pay for your transfer? Denied admission for transfer and want to appeal? Come to our workshops or drop by to SSC-202 for help. No appointment needed !
Student Graduate Speaker Application Period: 1/31 - 3/29
The student graduate speaker offers an address during the commencement ceremony in May and serves as the representative of the entire graduating class. Providing the student address during this important college event is an opportunity for the selected student to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class, reflect upon the past few years, and convey a message for the future. 

Please refer to the Student Graduate Speaker Application for eligibility criteria. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services in the Administration Building no later than 5pm on Friday, March 29 .
Available classes
The spring term at DVC officially starts in late January, but not all classes start at the same time. Many late start and short term classes begin throughout the term. Check out the lists of face-to-face, partially online, and fully online classes still available at DVC. Get started any time. 
DVC College Success Workshops
Student Success Workshops are carefully designed to sharpen your skills, introduce you to support resources on campus, and provide you with tips and tricks for making each term successful. Workshops are open to everyone and are FREE. You will find workshops organized by topic by visiting DVC College Success Workshops .

A lso, be sure to check out Brown Bag workshops are every Thursday from 1-2pm in Student Union Conference room 204. Learn more at Brown Bag Workshops .
Study abroad in  Barcelona, Spain
Don’t miss the lifetime opportunity to live and study in  Barcelona, Spain  for the fall 2019 term. To learn more, attend one of the upcoming information session on Wednesday, April 10 , 3:30-4:30pm, BFL 105.

For more information, visit  Study Abroad - Barcelona, Spain  .
Disability Support Services (DSS) can help you

Do you have trouble:

  • taking notes in class,
  • finishing tests before time runs out,
  • keeping up with your reading, or
  • navigating campus?

If so, the Disability Support Services office may be able to help. DSS serves students with many kinds of disabilities: physical, learning, psychological, etc. It provides many students with extended time on tests, note taking assistance, books in audible formats, transportation on campus, tutoring, and many other services.

To qualify, you need only provide verification of a disability, such as an IEP or 504 plan from high school, a doctor's note, or other official documentation.

For more information, please come to SSC 232, call 969-2182, or email Rachel DeChristofaro .
Book a librarian for help
Schedule a one-on-one research appointment to get help with your upcoming research assignments. Librarians can help with choosing and developing a topic, developing a search strategy, evaluating sources, citations and much more! Book a librarian today for your best chance of success with that upcoming research paper.
Do you qualify for Cal Fresh?
Cal Fresh is a federal nutrition program helping people with low incomes buy more food and improve their diets. Each person who is eligible may qualify for up to $200 per month.

Go to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano to find out if you qualify and sign up today.

DVC Food Pantry
The DVC Food Pantry is located in the Multicultural Center on the first floor of the Student Union. We provide free foods to students in need. The NEW extended pantry hours are Monday - Thursday, 10:30am-6pm.
San Ramon Campus announcements

Wellness counseling
Do you a lot on your mind? Do you need help prioritizing? Would you like someone to explore ideas with?  Make an appointment at the Information Counter of the Administration Building. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 9am-3:30pm and Thursdays from 2:30-6:30pm.

Saint Mary's College
Are you transferring? Explore the possibilities, and meet with a counselor from Saint Mary's College on Wednesday, March 20 from 10am - 1pm.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Interested in fashion, art, and/or design? Stop by and meet a counselor from FIDM on Tuesday, March 19 from 10am-2pm in the Learning Commons. Learn more about FIDM .
New placement process coming next 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 no longer be required to take the class that you were originally placed in to. For more information, visit  THE RIGHT PLACE TO START .
Where to eat at DVC        
New to DVC? Want to know where to eat on campus?  Check out the food services available at DVC.
Counseling announcements
Not sure what classes to take? Wondering if you are on the right path towards your goal? Right path in LIFE? Look no further for counseling services are here!

Now is a great time to meet with a counselor to plan for the upcoming summer and fall terms. When you make an education plan with a counselor, you create a road map of classes to take each term. This roadmap prevents you from taking unnecessary classes and can help you save time and money. 

Completing IGETC with high school foreign language classes or AP scores? Reminder for transfer students to submit your official (sealed) high school transcript and/or College Board score report to DVC Admissions and Records soon and then schedule a 30-minute transcript evaluation appointment with us to make sure your IGETC areas are all good to transfer.

Schedule an appointment online or at the Counseling Services front desk in the Student Services Building. New counseling appointments are released every Monday, so go online or drop by to make an appointment! Appointments fill up fast so schedule yours as soon as possible! 
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.
Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound seeks paid tutors for the summer
We are seeking tutors to help middle and high school students at DVC and local schools. Tutors must travel to school sites. 

Tutors for math needed Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30-10:20am and/or 10:30am-12:20pm. Tutors for English needed Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:20am, 10:30am-12:20pm and/or 1-3pm. Tutors for coding needed Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-10:20am, and 10:30am-12:20pm.

Contact  Jackqueline Jones-Castellano  for more information.
Earth Day Celebration
Save the date for the DVC Earth Day Celebration. Meet the experts and participate in demonstrations. There will be live entertainment, giveaways, and food. DVC is committed to sustainable practices. For more information about recycling on campus, visit It's Easy to Recycle .
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!
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.
Message from Police Services
Please take the time to consider the following safety tips while going about your daily routine, and share them with your friends: 

  • Never leave any items of value unattended. 
  • Always check to make sure your vehicle has been locked and secured. 
  • If you need to leave a room, office, or classroom, take your belongings with you or ask a friend or colleague to keep an eye on them for you… even if you are only going to be gone a minute.
  • Never leave your office unattended without locking. If you need help securing an office or lab, contact Police Services immediately for assistance.
  • Do not leave items of value out in “plain view”. This would include items such as: bags, purses, laptops, wallets, etc. Whether in your vehicle or office, secure items of value away so they are not left out in the open. 
  • Always be aware of your surroundings. If you notice anything or anyone suspicious, contact Police Services for assistance. We can be reached at (925) 686-5547.

Following these tips can help you stay safe. Use them as a guide of just a few of the many things you can do to take more personal responsibility for your safety while on campus . .
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
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!
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.
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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