Student Services E-Newsletter
January 2019
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Spring Semester 2019! 

Welcome to a new spring semester at LMC! This can be an exciting and hectic time as you finalize your class schedule, purchase books, order your parking permit, and so much more!

One of the many clubs at LMC
A fun way to ease into the new term is to take advantage of the many Welcome Week activities that the Student Life office has planned for both the Pittsburg Campus and Brentwood Center. Welcome week activities include a Student Life Open House and a Club Day. All of the weeks events are opportunities to connect with new people, learn about some of the resources LMC has to offer, and they'll be giving away free food and beverages, too!

So, please read on for lots of good LMC information and have a great new start to Spring 2019!


  • January 25 - Opening Day - Student Services open at 10:00 a.m. 
  • January 26 (only) - Student Services* open (main campus only) Saturday hours - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (main campus only). (*A&R, Bookstore, EOPS, Financial Aid, Counseling, Welcome Services, etc.)
  • January 28 - Spring classes begin
  • February 8 - Last day to add full term courses with instructor approval
  • February 8 - Last day to drop full-term courses with eligibility for refund
  • February 10 - Last day to drop full-term courses without a "W" 
  • Febrary 11 - Late day to apply for the First time + Full time = FREE Tuition program
  • February 15 - HOLIDAY- Lincoln's Birthday - COLLEGE CLOSED
  • February 16 - COLLEGE CLOSED
  • February 18 - HOLIDAY - Washington's Birthday - COLLEGE CLOSED
  • February 22 - Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) for eligible courses
  • February 28 - Last day to submit early Fall 2019 graduation application to receive early registration appointment for Summer 2019
More Important Academic Dates

Special January Hours of Service   
Friday, January 25: Opening Day
Pittsburg Campus Student Services Offices* open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(*Admissions & Records,  CARE & CalWORKS,  Counseling Center,  DSP&S,  EOP&S,  Financial Aid,  Transfer & Career Services,  Welcome Services)

Saturday, January 26 (only): Special Saturday Hours
Student Services Offices* Open, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(*Admissions & Records, Bookstore, CARE & CalWORKS, Counseling Center, DSP&S, EOP&S,  Financial Aid, Transfer & Career Services, Welcome Services)
You can still sign up for classes

There's Still Time!

Do you have a bit of room in your schedule? Are you thinking about the possibility of graduating or transferring sooner? Many classes are still available for Spring 2019! Immerse yourself fully into your college experience, and sign up for another class today!! 

Spring 2019 Class Schedule
Welcome Week Spring 2019

Mustangs have Spring Fever!
Join us during the first full week of classes, January 28 - February 1 for Welcome Week 2019, with festive and fun activities to kick off the spring semester, as well as free food and beverages! The Brentwood Center will have its own Welcome Day on Wednesday, January 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 28, 9:00am (Welcome Week - Open House)
    Welcome back, Mustangs! Want to learn about Student Life? Need help finding your classes? Come on over to our Open House for free snacks and school supplies (while supplies last), and more!
  • Tuesday, January 29, 12:00pm (Welcome Week - Brentwood)
    Learn about the departments at LMC and what we have to offer at the Brentwood Center. Free supplies and pizzas (while supplies last)!
  • Wednesday, January 30, 12:00pm (Welcome Week - Mustang Day)
    Join a club and learn about the resources offered on campus. Hot dogs, pizzas, snacks, and beverages will be served to you by your college administrators!
  • Thursday, January 31, 5:00pm (Welcome Week - Mustang Evening)
    Warm up with a cup of hot coffee and cocoa before heading to class!
  • Friday, February 1, 9:00am (Welcome Week - Open House)
    Did you miss our Open House earlier this week? Come on over to the Office of Student Life and learn more about how to be involved on campus!

For more information contact Student Life at (925) 473-7554.

Important Assessment Announcement
The Los Medanos College Assessment Center would like to announce changes in the placement process. In compliance with the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, which requires that students have the opportunity to enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and math within a one-year timeframe, students will receive a placement by completing the Multiple Measures self-reported placement (MMAP). The MMAP takes into account: high school GPA, course completion, and a student's academic needs.

Beginning January 25, the Assessment Center will no longer be administering Math and English Accuplacer Assessments. ESL Accuplacer Assessments are still available.

If you would like more information regarding AB705, please visit the California Community Colleges Website. If you have any questions regarding LMC's Assessment Process you may view the Assessment Center web page or visit the Assessment Center, located in room SS3-314.  

Late Registration has changed!
Beginning Spring 2019, registration for classes after they have started is done through your online education plan and you no longer need a late add code. Here's how it works:
  • Attend the first class meeting and speak to the instructor to get permission to register.
  • Your instructor will go online and provide authorization for you.
  • You'll receive a notice to your InSite app and an inSite email when you've been authorized.
  • Click the link in the notice, or open your InSite app, to access your online education plan.
  • If you don't have the class on your planned schedule, use the course search box to find the section and add it.
  • Return to your planned schedule and look for the message, "Authorized for Add" on the section details.
  • Click the Register button and you're good to go!
Want to see how the new late registration works? Watch this short video: Spring 2019 Late Registration

For more information about late registration, view Late Add Registration information, or contact your college Admissions & Records Office at (925) 473-7500.

Cash for College Feb 23
Cash for College: Awakening the Dream

If you are a Dreamer, a mixed status student, an Ally, or family member, come to Los Medanos College on Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and attend workshops to learn about financial aid, drop-in legal consultation, and resources for college.

Bring your paperwork for help with financial aid forms, and bring relevant documents and work directly with legal counsel at drop-in labs. Lunch will be provided.
For more information go to the  LMC Dreamers  web page.To speak to a bilingual staff member at Los Medanos College contact: (925) 473-7492.

LMC Police Services is located in the Campus Safety Building at the front of the campus.
For emergencies 
Dial 9-911 from campus phones and 911 from cell phones

For non-emergencies  
(925) 473-7332 for LMC Police Services
3-7332 from campus phones
    • Monday - Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information about safety at LMC visit

Find Out if You Qualify for Free Tuition
Have you heard? Los Medanos College is offering tuition-free college for all first-time, full-time students for a whole year! As a part of our College Promise effort, the district launched the FTprogram for the Fall 2018 term* and is offering it again for Spring 2019. The deadline to apply by filling out the FT3 Pledge is February 11!

Here's how it works: 
  •     Be a first time college student 
  •     Enroll in a minimum of 12 units for the Spring 2019 term 
  •     End the term with a GPA of 2.0 or higher 
  •     Complete a short FT3 application/pledge  
  •     Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application 
  •     Have an educational plan on file 
Once all the above are successfully fulfilled, you will r eceive a full refund of all of your enrollment fees!!! 

NOTE*: Students who successfully complete FT3 for the fall 2018 semester, will automatically be enrolled in the program again for spring 2019.  

For more information, go to the FT3 web link, or contact the Welcome Center at (925) 473-7434 or email

Pittsburg Campus
Regular Bookstore Hours 
Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Extended Bookstore Hours - January 26-February 1 
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (January 26 only) 
Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (January 28-31 only) 
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (February 1 only) 
Textbook Buyback
Tuesday, February 12 & Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Important: Be sure to bring all CDs, DVDs and other supplemental materials that were purchased with your textbooks. 
Refund Deadlines    
The refund deadline for any reason is Monday, February 4. Books must be in original condition, and the original receipt is required.

The refund deadline for dropped classes is Friday, February 8. Books must be in their original condition. The original receipt and a current class schedule are also required

Brentwood Center
Spring Textbook Sales - January 25 - February 8
Monday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cash, Visa, and Mastercard accepted.
Sales only; refunds, exchanges, and rentals must be done at the Pittsburg campus.

For more information and to purchase textbooks online, go to

Scholarship deadline extended to Feb 19th
Show me the $$$!

Scholarship season is upon us. If you will be continuing at LMC or transferring in fall 2019, now is the time to start applying for scholarships.

LMC Foundation Scholarships are Now Available!
The LMC Foundation offers our students over 40 scholarship opportunities with award amounts that vary from $100 - $10,000. To apply for an LMC Foundation Scholarship, you must be a current LMC student and have established a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at LMC. After completing and submitting the Online General Application, you will be auto-matched to the scholarship opportunities that are right for you. Applicants will also be recommended foradditional opportunities which require completion of additional questions. The deadline to submit your completed application is Tuesday, February 19, by 11:59 p.m.

Foundation Scholarship Application Workshops
If you need help filling out your application come to a workshop on one of the following dates:
  • Wednesday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m., Room - 236 (College Complex Level 2)
  • Saturday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m., Room - 232 (College Complex Level 2)
  • Friday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m., Room - 236 (College Complex Level 2)
Community and External Scholarships are Available.
External scholarships are not part of the LMC Foundation Scholarship cycle and applicants will need to complete a separate application to apply for them. 
  • Kennedy-King Memorial Transfer Scholarship - $10,000 - deadline February 8
  • CalRTA Diablo Vista Scholarship - $5,000 - deadline February 19
  • Shell Oil Company -$2,200 - deadline March 15
  • Community College Transfer Scholarship - up to $4,000 - deadline March 25
  • Spotlight on You - up to $3,000 - deadline March 29
For more information and to apply go to the LMC Scholarship web page.

Financial Aid Awareness day
Financial Aid Awareness Day!

Join us to learn about free money for college and other student support services on Thursday, February 21, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in the Outdoor Quad. Students will get help completing a FAFSA or Dream Act application, and can even enter to win free prizes!

Dreamers: Cash for College
Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to Dreamer students! Come out to LMC on Saturday, February 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and learn about state financial aid grants and available scholarships to help pay for college. Hands-on assistance with the California Dream Act Application will be available. Some topics that will be covered are:
  • Financial Aid
  • Legal Aid
  • College Resources
To Keep Receiving Financial Aid
Did you know that to continue to receive Financial Aid in the Spring 2019, you have to meet minimum academic and progress requirements during Fall 2018? Financial Aid has reviewed grades for Fall 2018 to see if students met the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Please check your InSite account and email for your updated status.

For more information:
Appeal Process

Pittsburg Campus Financial Aid Lab Hours
Financial Aid office, level 3, Student Services Center
Get assistance with:
  • Creating an FSA ID and password
  • New FAFSA/CA Dream Act or renewals
  • Adding our school code
  • Insite for Financial Aid
February 11 - May 24
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
January 22 - February 8
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Special Wednesday Evening Hours
January 16: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
February 20: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
March 20: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
April 17: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
May 15: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Brentwood/Drop-In Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Priority deadline for 2019-2020 FAFSA & CA Dream Act!
Apply by March 2 to maximize your financial aid award package for the 2019-2020 academic year.
CA Dream Act

Cal Grant Information
In addition to filing a 2019-2020 FAFSA or Dream Act application, to be considered for a Cal Grant Award, you must submit your certified Cal Grant GPA Verification form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2.

For more information, go to the Financial Aid web page or call (925) 473-7525. 
The new Brentwood Center coming in Spring 2020


Student Services in Brentwood
The Brentwood Center offers many services to help students succeed in college, including Education and Career Counseling, Financial Aid, Transfer Services, and more. Visit the Brentwood Center web pages for services offered and hours of operation, or call us at (925) 513-1625 for more information.

Parking Reminders
The Brentwood Center offers free parking in public lots shared with other businesses in our immediate area. LMC students may only park in designated public lots. Parking around the buildings to the west of the campus is restricted. For a detailed parking map and more information, please see Parking at the Brentwood Center.

Always plan to arrive on campus early to allow yourself sufficient time to find a parking space and get to class. We also ask that you drive through the lot slowly and with caution and, whenever possible, avoid parking directly in front of the businesses with which we share parking. If you have any questions about parking, please call or check in with Police Services at the entrance to the Brentwood Center or call (925) 473-6919.

Bookstore Services at Brentwood
The Brentwood Center bookstore will be open from January 25 through February 8 during the following hours:
Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Only textbooks for Brentwood classes will be available. Avoid long lines the first week of the semester by buying your books early! Note that refunds and textbook rentals are only available at the main LMC bookstore on the Pittsburg campus.

Library Textbook Reserve
Have homework but don't have the funds yet to purchase your textbooks? Both the Brentwood Center and Pittsburg campus libraries offer textbooks for students to check out for three hours at a time. Books must be kept on campus and returned prior to closing time. Stop by the Brentwood Center office for more information and to check out a book.

Brentwood Center Study Hall
Have you been looking for a place to study before or between classes? We are happy to announce that select classrooms will be available throughout the week as a quiet place to study. Check out the schedule on the bulletin boards throughout the center.

Wellness Counseling
The Brentwood Center will now have a Wellness Counselor on site on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule a confidential appointment, please call (925) 473-7459. 

Student Life Mustang Day
Mustang Day at the Brentwood Center will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Meet representatives of the various LMC Student Services programs and student ambassadors, and learn about all the services available to help you be successful! Free food and school supplies will also be given away!