Student Services Newsletter
June 2017
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2017 Grads make history!
This year, Los Medanos College had a record number of graduates and it was inspiring to see the many graduates, family members, and friends who came out to celebrate academic success. 

Everyone at LMC wishes you a fond farewell and the best of luck as you continue on to the next exciting chapter of your lives!

To relive the exciting events of the day, you can view the video and photo gallery here: 

Spring 2017 graduates can expect to receive their diplomas in the mail by September 1. 

View photos and videos


J une
  • June 2-July 28 - College closed on Fridays  
  • June 12-July 20 - Traditional 6-week Summer Session
Summer add and drop dates:  Keep in mind that, just as summer sessions are shorter than semesters, deadlines for adding and dropping summer classes are much earlier. Check your class schedule on WebAdvisor to see the drop dates for your classes.

  • July 4 - HOLIDAY -Independence Day-College Closed
  • July 5 - Last Day to apply for Summer 2017 Graduation  
We are delighted that you have selected Los Medanos College for Summer '17. Summer is a great time to get ahead in your program, immerse yourself into engaging subjects for a brief but intensive educational experience, make some great friends, and through it all - be one step closer to your own personal goal! See you on campus!


College students today are faced with many social, emotional, and academic challenges and Los Medanos College has partnered with JFK University's Community Counseling Centers to offer Wellness Counseling to all enrolled students at both the LMC Pittsburg and Brentwood locations.
The Wellness Program offers: 
  • Free, confidential individual and/or specialized group therapy conveniently located on campus
  • Safe and welcoming environment to share feelings
  • Warm and caring therapists*
To find out more about this valuable service, follow this link:

For an appointment, call:
Pittsburg Campus: (925) 473-7449 
Brentwood Center: (925) 473-7459
Or email,

* Therapists are JFK University graduate trainees and interns (supervised by licensed clinicians) committed to helping students realize their full potential and balance academic, work and family obligations.
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Summer Bookstore Hours
Regular Store Hours
May 31 - July 28
Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday
*Closed Thursday, June 29 for inventory*
Extended Store Hours
June 12 - 15
Monday - Thursday,  7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Book Sales at the Brentwood Center
*To Be Determined* - Check our website at for the latest information.
Textbook Refunds & Exchanges 
The last day for summer textbook refunds and exchanges is Thursday, June 15. Original receipt is required and books must be in original condition.
Textbook Buyback - Pittsburg Campus
Wednesday, July 19, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 20,  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Purchase books online at


Important submission dates and deadlines
2016-2017 Summer Financial Aid appeal and direct loan applications will be accepted,  June 12-July 5
2016-2017 FAFSA and Dream Act Application Deadline: June 30

Students are advised to review their Financial Aid information in the InSite Portal for missing items and SAP eligibility. To submit documents at either the Pittsburg or Brentwood office, please view:

Summer Financial Aid disbursement
Students who are eligible for the summer Pell Grant will receive payments according to summer course unit enrollment and start dates. View the disbursement schedule for details.

You have 3 choices for receiving your Financial Aid disbursements:
  1. Electronic deposit to a bank account
  2. Cash card
  3. Check by mail
Make your choice and enroll here:

Learn about the bog fee waiver
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Announcements
Have you applied for Summer and Fall 2017 and now have a balance? If so, you may want to apply for the 2017-2018 Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW). The BOGW application can be submitted online or in person. Please click the link below to access Financial Aid forms and choose the online application or print the paper application.
Please note: If you have already completed, or are going to complete, a 2017-2018 FAFSA or Dream Act application, you do not need to complete a separate BOGW application. BOGW eligibility is determined by your FAFSA or Dream Act application.


Congratulations to all the hard working LMC students who received 2017-2018 scholarships! Now that you've been awarded, it's time to use those funds!

LMC Foundation Scholarship Recipients - Funds available after July 1 
Continuing Students:   Submit a copy of your class schedule via InSite Email to the Scholarship Coordinator, Tammy Oranje , or in person to the Financial Aid Office. 
Transfer Students: Submit your Fall 2017 Class Schedule and/or your Official Acceptance Letter via InSite Email to Scholarship Coordinator, Tammy Oranje, or in person to the Financial Aid Office. 

(Please note, recipients must meet the criteria outlined in their Scholarship Award Notification to be eligible for scholarship funds)

Outside Scholarship Recipients (organizations other than the LMC Foundation)
Once LMC receives your scholarship funds, a check for the full amount will be mailed to the address the college has on file for you. Awarded students must currently be enrolled and meeting the criteria outlined in the scholarship to receive funds.  For more information on accessing your scholarship funds visit:
Upcoming Scholarship Opportunity:

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit: 

Students at the Brentwood Center


Parking Reminders  
Parking at the Brentwood Center is free, but note that there are restricted areas where students are not allowed to park. See the parking map for options. Remember, w e share the lot with other businesses, so please drive safely and watch for pedestrians. Also, protect your valuables by storing them out of site and locking your car. Questions about parking can be answered by Police Services, located at the entrance to the Brentwood Center, or by calling (925) 473-6919.

Student Services Hours in Brentwood
For information and Admissions & Records services, o ur friendly office staff is here to assist students in person or by phone Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (closed on Fridays during summer). For information or  assistance , stop by or call the office at (925) 513-1625.
Counseling Services
Academic Counseling is available throughout the Summer Session either by appointment or express drop-in. Please call ahead at (925) 473-7459, or stop by the office for the current drop-in hours and appointment availability. Appointments can also be scheduled on-line from the Counseling webpage from this link:

Wellness Counseling  is also available to students at both the LMC Pittsburg and Brentwood locations and will continue throughout the summer. Sometimes balancing academic, work, and family obligations can be stressful, so LMC has partnered with JFK University to offer Wellness Counseling sessions.  T o make an appointment at the Brentwood Center, call: 925) 473-7459, or email:
To learn more about this valuable service, follow this link:

Book Sales
*To Be Determined* - Check our website at for the latest information.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office at the Brentwood Center is open during Summer Session for drop-in hours* Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Monday through Thursday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
(*Hours are subject to change, so please call ahead for the most current schedule at (925) 473-6917.)

Free WiFi!
LMC provides on-campus WiFi access to all enrolled students. To log in, use your InSite user name and password. Report any technical difficulties, including Computer Lab and printing issues, to the front office.

Police Services:  Lost & Found and Safety Escorts
Police Services, located at the front entrance to the Brentwood Center, is open at all times during the Center's regular business hours and maintains the lost & found inventory. If you are missing an item, please stop by or call (925) 473-6919. 

Police Services can also assist you in finding a classroom, answer parking questions, and provide an escort to your vehicle upon request.