October 2017
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Transfer Day is coming!
LMC's Transfer Day college fair will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in the Indoor Quad. Get your transfer questions answered and explore your options all under one roof!  Meet representatives from over 50 colleges and universities including:
  • Arizona State University
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Sacramento
  • Mills College
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Los Angeles
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of the Pacific
  • and many, many more!


Is this your last year at LMC?

It's time to complete applications for transfer to CSU's and UC's. Here are some application resources and  application assistance schedules.

 Visit transfer schools for free!

Don't forget that LMC offers free tours to local, Southern California, and out of state colleges and universities! See tours currently open for registration.  Applications to our Winter 2018 trip to Southern California colleges, and our Spring 2018 trip to East Coast HBCU's open in early November!


  • November 10 - HOLIDAY - Veterans Day - College Closed
  • November 17 - Last day to drop with a "W" on transcripts (full term classes)
  • November 23 - 25 - HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving - College Closed
  • December 9-15 - Final Exams
  • December 15 - Last day of instruction
  • December 21 - January 2 - Winter Recess - College Closed 
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Since its inception  in March 2017,  LMC's Food Pantry has provided over 2,000 healthy and nutritious foods to more than 100 students. Current LMC students in need can become qualified to receive food from a weekly menu. 

To receive food: 
  • Students will need to first fill out an intake form to be verified as a student.
  • After approval, the student will be notified of acceptance.
  • Approved Students can then start picking up items from the Food Pantry.
The Food Bank is located in the College Complex, 
room CC3-317,  near the cafeteria The fall hours are,  Monday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and  Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

For more information, phone  (925) 473-7758  or contact John Nguyen


Upcoming November 6 deadline!
Don't let another day go by! You still have time to submit forms and/or view the following:
Be first in line for 2018-2019 award processing
The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act Applications are now available! The sooner you submit your application, the sooner your award amount will be determined. Awards are based on your 2016 tax information. Applications are available on www.fafsa.gov and https://dream.csac.ca.gov/.

Financial Aid Checklist keeps you on track
FAFSA and California Dream Act recipients are encouraged to review their Missing Information Checklist in the InSite Portal, then submit any outstanding documents to ensure application completion and faster processing. Processing may take between six to eight weeks, depending on the volume of applications received. Financial Aid will be paid to you in the disbursement method of your choice. Students can choose a method of payment at http://www.4cd.edu/collegecash/default.aspx.

Financial Aid Funding Options
Students have three options to receive their financial aid awards. The funding options are:
  • Direct Deposit - Funds transferred to your bank account, and available within 3-5 business days from disbursement date*. 
  • CollegeCash Card - Funds available same day of disbursement*.
  • Check - Funds mailed to address on file with A&R, and available within 7-10 business days from  disbursement date*. 
 *Time-frames may vary.

For more information, go to  CollegeCash  or access the  New FA Funding Options FAQs .

Has your income been reduced since the 2015 Tax Year? 
Although the 2017-2018 FAFSA is based on 2015 income, students can meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to reevaluate eligibility if their income has changed significantly. Contact the Financial Aid Office at  (925) 473-7525 to schedule an appointment and review your options.

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Women's Track and Field Interest Meeting
The LMC Athletics Department is exploring the potential addition of an intercollegiate  Track and Field Program for women . In an effort to learn if there is sufficient interest , the department will be conducting a meeting  Thursday, October 19, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m., in the Library, room L-105. 

Interested students, please join us!
 Kerrie Hovey

Karrie Hovey: Menagerie
Please join us to celebrate Menagerie, the latest LMC Art Gallery exhibition that runs until October 26.  Hovey's installation highlights endangered animals and questions our relationship to them.
Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: T he LMC Art Gallery,  Library, 1st floor.

Hope to see you there!

Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbon

In two, one act plays written by James McLure and directed by Barbara Norris, the productions explore the intimate details of life in a small Texas town during a time of unrest and uncertainty in America.

Show times:
October 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21 & 23, 7:00 p.m.
October 18, 10:00 a.m.

Little Theater, College Complex, room 322.

$15 general admission
$12 w/ student or service ID
$10 w/ mid or HS ID
$ 7 Matinee ALL

Get more information and  reserve tickets
Money, money, money!
LMC scholarships are provided to students by the generosity of the LMC Foundation, corporations, and individual donors. They are based on a variety of factors and the award amounts can vary. Take a look at some of LMC's current scholarships opportunities, and don't delay - apply today!

Apply by Nov 15
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award is offering two awards at $1500 each for women who are the primary support for their families, have financial need, and are currently enrolled or accepted to a vocational/skills or undergraduate program. 
Deadline: November 15.

Share a money memoryCashCourse is now accepting applications for their 2017 My Story Essay Contest. For this scholarship, students are asked to describe an early money memory. The 1st place winner receives $1500, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $250. Deadline: November 17.
For more information, and to apply, go to: 

LMC Foundation Scholarships available soon!
Los Medanos College Foundation Scholarships open in November 2017. Foundation Scholarships are for current LMC students who are attending LMC in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. To be considered, applicants must have established an LMC GPA of 2.0 or higher. Criteria for scholarships, as well as award amounts, may vary. More information coming soon!

If you have questions regarding a scholarship or need assistance with a scholarship application, email  Scholarship Specialist,  Tammy Oranje, or call (925) 473-7518.

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit:  


Student Services at the Brentwood Center
The Brentwood Center offers assistance with Admission & Records, Counseling, Financial Aid, and more! The Student Services Center is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For a complete list of on-site services, go to: http://www.losmedanos.edu/brentwood/serve.asp
Scantron sales
Midterms and Finals are just around the corner! We have a Scantron vending machine in the  Brentwood Center hallway located just outside room 3. The vending machine takes cash only. Small bills are preferred.
Technical support
Should you experience any problems on campus with the WIFI, printing, copying or the vending machines, stop by the Student Services office for assistance. 
Transfer Application Workshops 
Join our Transfer Center Coordinator, Rachel Anicetti, for assistance applying to four year colleges.  No appointment is necessary. Just drop-in at the Brentwood Center, Room 9, during the following dates and times:
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Focus:  CSU/UC Application Assistance
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Focus:  CSU/UC Application Assistance
For questions, call the Transfer Center at (925) 473-7444
Meet a CSU East Bay Advisor 
An advisor from CSU East Bay is at the Brentwood Center periodically to meet with students interested in Transfer.  You can book an appointment online at: http://www.losmedanos.edu/transfer/MeetUniversityReps.asp by phone at (925) 513-1625, or just stop by the Brentwood Center's front office for assistance. 
Assessment for Spring 2018
Spring registration has begun and you can fulfill the Assessment step at the Brentwood Center. First, fill out your Multiple Measures Placement and, if needed, find appointment and additional information here:  http://www.losmedanos.edu/brentwood/as.asp
Library services at the Brentwood Center
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Did you know you can access library services at the Brentwood Center?  Take a look!
Reference Services
The Librarian is in! Roseann Erwin, Librarian for the Brentwood Center, is available for appointments and drop-in consultations Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. For more information, email Roseann Erwin, or book an appointment through the Library website:  www.losmedanos.edu/library/.
Textbook Reserve Library   
Borrow a textbook for three hours at a time. Most textbooks for Brentwood classes are stocked in the Brentwood Textbook Reserve, located in the front office. Bring either your LMC Student ID card, or a California ID or Driver's License to check out a book.
Library Books Sent to You
Using LMC's online Library Catalog, you can check out a library book from any of the three colleges in our district (LMC, CCC, DVC) and have the book shipped to the LMC Brentwood Center for you to pick up. You can return library books from the other district colleges at the Brentwood Center, too!  
Electronic Databases  
You can view books, articles, videos, and more using the  LMC Library's online electronic databases. For off-campus access, you will need to enter your last name and 7-digit student ID number. If you encounter any problems, contact the reference librarian at (925) 473-7575.
For more information, visit the Library home page.

Students at the Brentwood Center