Important dates

Jan. 27- Feb. 7 - Add/drop period – space available basis. Use online registration with late add authorization or in-person with signature of instructor
February 7 - Last day to add a full-term class
February 7 - Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees
February 7 - Last day to drop a full-term class, in-person, without a “W” appearing on transcript
February 9 - Last day to drop a full-term class, online, without a "W" appearing on transcript
Please be a good neighbor
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!
Book Center announcements

Book Center Textbook Buyback at Pleasant Hill Campus
February 11 and 12 , 9am - 5:30pm

Monday - Thursday, 7:45am - 7pm
Fridays, 7:45am to 3pm

Monday thru Thursday, 8:30am - 6pm
Special Friday Hours, January 31, February 7 and February 14 , from 9am - 1pm
Counseling announcements

Open/late-start classes
Did you know that DVC has many classes still open, and even offers late-start classes which are still available? Make an appointment or drop in to see a counselor to learn more.

Counseling appointments
When deciding whether to make a counseling appointment or see a counselor on drop-in, remember that appointments are for 30 minutes and drop-ins are only intended for quick answers to questions from 10-12 minutes. Drop-in wait times can get long during the first two weeks of school so plan accordingly and get here early if you can! 

Schedule an appointment online or at the Counseling Services 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 today!
Get gift cards for sharing a ride
You can earn gift cards every time you walk, bike, or ride transit. Download the Miles app and start earning points toward gift cards at Audible, Toms, Postmates, Sunglasses Hut, and many more businesses. Go to  511 Contra Costa for more details.
Become a student ambassador
Student Ambassadors provide peer support and perform a variety of fun and important jobs at DVC, such as:
  • Helping students at Welcome Services and the Enrollment Lab 
  • Representing DVC at fairs and open houses
  • Leading campus tours 
  • Giving presentations to prospective students and their parents
  • Using social media to connect with our campus community and future students
Paid positions are available at Pleasant Hill and San Ramon.

Job description, qualifications, and application materials
will become available on Wednesday, February 5 at DVC student ambassadors .

Completed application packets are due no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, March 11.
College Success Workshops
Student 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 semester successful. Workshops are open to everyone and FREE! These workshops are designed to help students develop academic and life skills, interact with faculty and staff, and build community at DVC. Register and learn more about College Success Workshop.
Work Experience: Get 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 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 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.

Questions: email us at 
Free public transit to DVC
Would you like up to 10 free trips on County Connection or BART? Pledge to Try Transit this term and receive a Clipper Card preloaded with $20. Go to to  Try Transit Offer  and sign up.
Financial aid announcements
The priority deadline for financial aid for 2020-2021 is coming up. Submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application by March 2 to be eligible for the most financial aid possible. You may qualify for up to $6960 in state grants by applying early. To learn more, visit DVC Financial Aid.
Apply for DVC scholarships!
Students may apply for all DVC scholarships with a single application . Awards range from $500 to $5,000 for continuing and transferring DVC students. Applications must be submitted by February 13 . To learn more about the process and to find out if you are eligible, visit the DVC Scholarships .
Kennedy-King Transfer Scholarship
The Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund offers multiple $10,000 scholarships each year to transfer students in the Contra Costa Community College District. To learn more about the scholarship and if you are eligible, please visit the Kennedy-King Memorial College Scholarship Fund . Applications must be submitted to the DVC Scholarship Office by February 7 . For help with the application process, stop by the DVC Scholarship Office on the 1st floor of the Student Services Center or call 925-969-2094 to schedule an appointment.
EOPS announcements

Do you want money for textbooks, priority registration, academic advising, and more? Apply for EOPS for spring 2020 and see if you qualify for these! Submit your application online.

To learn more about EOPS, visit DVC EOPS at SSC 127.
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!
Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound seeks paid tutors and instructional assistants
We are seeking tutor/instructional assistants to help middle and high school students at local schools. Tutors/instructional assistants must travel to school sites. 

Math, science, Spanish, and history tutors/instructional assistants needed to work with high school students (in class and small groups) for 8-10 hours a week (8am-5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and monthly on Saturdays). 

English and math tutor/instructional assistants needed to work with middle school (in class only) for 5-10 hours a week, Monday - Friday between 8:30am-2:30pm. 

Contact    Jackqueline Jones-Castellano   to learn more.
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
Assessment Center announcements
Which English or math course is right for you? The English, math, and counseling faculty will hold drop-in hours in the DVC Assessment Center (SSC-140) until February 7 .

Questions about English or ESL courses? Please contact:
Questions about math courses? Please contact:
DVC Food Pantry
The DVC Food Pantry serves as a free supplemental food resource for all students who may need it. This service is made possible by DVC Foundation donations and grants, employee payroll deductions, Kaiser Permanente, Whole Foods 365, Safeway, DVC Retirees Association Board, Community Health Fund and the Chancellor's Office. The DVC Food Pantry is open Monday - Thursday, 10:30am - 6pm and is located on the first floor of the Student Union inside the Multicultural Center.
Student Life announcements

DVCsync serves as the online portal for all clubs, Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC), and the Inter-Club Council. This online tool creates one central location for all clubs. It enriches communication for all students and streamlines club program application, renewal, and event requests. DVCsync features file management, people groups, polling, discussion board, direct messaging, and more. There is also a mobile APP that you can download. Check it out today!

What's CORQ?
Download the CORQ APP , our DVC student engagement APP, to stay updated on club and student government events and activities.

Do you have your DVC ID Card?
Go to the Student Union or library to get your student ID card . Don't forget to buy your ASDVC discount sticker for $10 to get 5% off bookstore purchases and participating community businesses.

Join your student government
Have you thought of joining student government? Learn how to become a Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) senator by attending a one-hour information session the first two weeks of school.

Student trustee
T he next district student trustee will be a DVC student. The student trustee serves on the Contra Costa Community College Governing Board, attends monthly board meetings, participates in leadership development, and serves as the student voice for all students in our district. The term is from June 1, 2020 - May 30, 2021 . If you are interested in more information contact Todd Farr in Student Life. Candidate materials will be available Tuesday, March 10 with information sessions on March 18 and March 19 in the Student Union. Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2020 by 12:30 pm in the Student Union.
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. 
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.
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's new custom clothing and accessories!
Check out DVC's clothing and accessories website. Find many top brands, color, and styles, all with the DVC logo proudly displayed. Shop today!
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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