Important dates

Spring 2019
January 21- Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr Day - college closed
January 28 - Semester begins - check specific class listings for Saturday and Sunday classes. Start date may vary
January 28 - February 8 - Late enrollment – space available basis
February 8 - Last day to add a full-term class
February 8 - Last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees
February 8 - Last day to drop a full-term class,  in-person , without a “W” appearing on transcript
February 10 - Last day to drop a full-term class,  online , without a "W" appearing on transcript
February 15 - Holiday - Lincoln’s Birthday - college closed
February 16-17 - Holiday - Presidents' Weekend - no Saturday/Sunday classes
February 18 - Holiday - Washington’s Birthday- college closed
February 22 - Last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class
February 28 - Last day to file for summer 2019 graduation with early registration option
G et ready for spring!
Spring classes start on January 28!
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 term when campus parking is harder to find. But don't forget to try our new car drop-off service when the parking spots are hard 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!
Spring 2019 - Car Drop-Off
We'll park your car for you - for FREE

Parking is challenging at the start of the new term. Car drop-off gives you one less thing to worry about during the first two-weeks of class.

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.
Welcome Day at DVC - Spring 2019
Attending DVC for the first time? Then join us for a one-day welcome event on Friday, January 18, from 8:30am - 12:30pm, at the Pleasant Hill Campus. Come explore your campus community, meet your faculty and peers, attend workshops, learn about exciting opportunities, and get ready for success your very first semester! To learn more, visit  Welcome Day at DVC .
EOPS announcements

Need help paying for textbooks and more?
Diablo Valley College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is currently accepting online applications for new spring 2019 students. Students who qualify may receive money to buy textbooks at the DVC Book Center, free UC/CSU transfer application fee waivers, priority registration, free supplies, and more!

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 8. However, space is limited and the application period may close sooner if we fill up. Apply online now!

Visit DVC EOPS on the first floor of the Student Services Center or call 925-969-2117 or 925-969-2123 for more information.
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!
Time management workshop at San Ramon
This time management workshop takes place on Wednesday, February 6 from 11am - 12pm in E161 and offers practical techniques that can be used immediately to gain control, prioritize your time and meet your academic goals.
Bookstore announcements

Book buyback
The next scheduled textbook buyback at the Book Center in Pleasant Hill will be held on Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21 from 9 am - 7 pm. To learn more, visit DVC Book Center .

Saturday hours
The DVC Book Center at the Pleasant Hill Campus will be open Saturday, January 26 from 10am - 2pm.
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
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.
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. If you are planning to take your first English and/or math class at DVC this spring, you should first talk to a counselor to see how this change may impact your educational plan. You may no longer be required to take the class that you were originally placed in to. As we prepare for this change, the college is offering very few sections of non-transferable English and math courses this spring. 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

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.

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! 

DVC athletics
For students interested in continuing as student athletes at DVC, we have 18 sports teams. Contact DVC's athletic counselor Terry Armstrong for more information on how to get connected to your sport.

Even though you may not be an athlete, DVC offers many fitness options through their kinesiology activity courses. Search KNACT in the course schedule for fun, new friends, and fitness.
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.
CalWORKs  announcements
Are you interested in FREE parking, books and educational supplies? Are you a student parent receiving TANF/county cash aid for both you and your child or children? If so, join DVC’s CalWORKs program for spring 2019. Stop by or contact the CalWORKs Office for more information about eligibility and services. 

CalWORKs orientations
CalWORKs orientations are being scheduled now for spring 2019 Come to the CalWORKs Office to pick up an application package and schedule an orientation date. Orientation is a CalWORKs mandatory requirement for each semester of student participation.
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. 
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 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!
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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