September 2017
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Get the classes you need to graduate next Spring_
If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2018, you can submit an  Early Application for Graduation form now, in the semester before graduation, to get an early registration advantage* in your final semester! Once you apply and qualify, you will receive an early, Spring 2018 registration date, enabling you to sign-up for the classes you want, and to graduate on schedule! 
Deadline to apply is September 15.

To qualify, students must: 
  • Have a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Of the total units completed, 12 units must be from LMC 
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units in the district for an AA/AS/AS-T degree, or 3 units for a Certificate of Achievement
  • Have completed 30 units in the district (or an accredited institution) for an AA/AS/AS-T degree, or 9 units for a certificate of achievement
  • Have official transcripts on file (if attended other institutions)
For more information and to access the Early Application for Graduation form, go to:
*The early registration advantage can only be used once per student.


  • September 8 - Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  
  • September 15 - Last day to submit an Early Spring 2018 Graduation Application
  • September 22 - HOLIDAY - Native American Day - College Closed
  • October 2 - Last day to apply for Fall 2017 Graduation

Changes and support for our DACA Students
We support our dreamers
In response to the decision of the federal administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,t
he Contra Costa Community College District,   "recognizes its responsibility to advocate for educational opportunities for all students regardless of immigration status and will do everything possible to support and protect our DACA students."

LMC's Financial Aid Supervisor, Jennifer Ma, reminded the campus community that, "AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct from DACA and the federal enforcement of immigration laws." 

The recent decision does not impact a student's ability to:
  • Attend our colleges,
  • Qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540
  • Apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act
For resources and information regarding the changes to DACA, go to:  
IIBA Know Your Rights Forum
If you would like to learn more about DACA and other immigrant concerns Juan Ortiz, Attorney for the International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) has been invited to speak and to answer questions Friday, September 15, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in room CO1-103. This forum is free and open to the  the community.

For more information, contact Teresea Archaga, Director of Student Life at (925) 473-7552.


Building new facilities for students
Construction updates
LMC is excited to announce construction on the new Student Union and Physical Education buildings at the Pittsburg campus! Construction will last for about two years, with expected completion by Summer 2019. This two building project will bring many exciting new spaces to LMC!

The New Student Union will house a new bookstore, food services area, student lounge, and a 485-seat community conference center. The 2nd Floor includes meeting space for Student Life and the Associated Students (LMCAS), a large social gathering area for student clubs, and meeting space for Learning Communities.

The Physical Education Complex includes brand new dance & fitness studios, a dedicated athletics workout room, a large combined general weights & cardio room, men's & women's locker rooms and showers, team sport locker rooms, and more!

During construction, areas around and adjacent to the affected areas will be fenced. Also, a segment of parking lot 1A, between the baseball field and tennis courts will be closed for the duration of the project

You can see renderings of the new Student Union building here:  
You can see rendering of the new Physical Education Complex here:

Art Show 8_24 - 9_14

The 2017 Faculty and Staff exhibition is underway! Each year, LMC employees are encouraged to submit pieces of their own artwork in the mediums of painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. The exhibit will run through September 14 in the Art Gallery, located in the Library building. The Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
To access this and past exhibits, click:

Upcoming Events
The Student Life Office has scheduled a variety of events this month that should appeal to everyone. So, take a look at what's coming up, and be sure to save the date!
Human the movie

HUMAN Documentary
Date: September 13
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Library Community Room, L-109
Come join us for a documentary viewing of the "realities and diversity of human conditions." The documentary features a collection of stories from individuals around the world about what it means to be human. There will be a discussion following the first part of the documentary.

A Place to Talk
Date: September 14
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Office of Student Life
The focus of this month's A Place to Talk is on-campus safety. If you have any concerns or comments regarding the safety of our campus, you are welcome to come engage in a dialogue about campus safety in a safe and welcoming environment.
Donate blood

Blood Drive
Date: September 20

Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Bloodmobile in front of the Library
Student Life will, once again, team up with Blood Centers of the Pacific for a drive to provide blood donations. Last semester, LMC provided blood donations with the potential to save 63 lives! So, volunteer to save a life, or several lives, by scheduling a blood donation today! 
To schedule your donation, please: If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at (925) 473-7554.

Latin Heritage Month

Club Day- Flavor of Latin America
Date: September 19
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Outdoor Quad
Learn about and support campus clubs and satisfy your sweet tooth or hunger with some treats at the same time!

Music/Art Festival Latin America
Date: September 21
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Outdoor Quad
Join us for arts, crafts, dance, music, and more. Open mic opportunities will be provided to showcase your talents.

apply to be a LMC student senator
Student Senate Senator Applications
Are you interested in making a difference at LMC? Would you like to have a voice in important decisions that affect you and other students? Do you want to have great experience and develop leadership skills? If you answered yes, please consider joining the Los Medanos College Student Government (LMCAS).
Access the application here:

The deadline to apply for the spring 2017 semester is Monday, September 11, at 3:00 p.m., but you are welcome to submit the application earlier. Please submit your application to John Nguyen at the Office of Student Life.
For more information on this or any Student Life event or opportunity, please contact John Nguyen  or call (925) 473-7554.
Athletics logo

Be a sport! Support LMC's teams
The football, soccer, and volleyball seasons have begun, so n
ow that you've settled into your Fall classes, why not take some time to come out to a game and root for your fellow Mustangs!  


We the people...
Join LMC in celebrating Constitution Day, Monday, September 18,  in the Outdoor Quad, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Students are invited to come out and participate in a variety of activities.
Planned activities are:
  • Free Constitution booklet giveaway
  • Constitution Trivia with prizes
  • Sharing thoughts on the Free Speech Wall
  • Information tables - LMCAS, Student Life and Financial Aid
  • Voter registration
The Library has also set up a display case with Constitution related books and materials, which is available throughout next week for students to view.
For more information, contact the Student Life Office at (925) 473-7550.


The Live Your Dream Scholarship is now open! 
For all hardworking, dedicated women, this opportunity is for you! You are eligible to apply if you are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and dependents, are currently attending an undergraduate degree or vocational skills training program, and have financial need.  Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. The deadline to apply is November 15.  
SAVE THE DATE! LMC Foundation Scholarships available soon!
Los Medanos Foundation Scholarships open November 2017!  Los Medanos Foundation Scholarships are for current LMC students who will be attending LMC in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. To be considered for an LMC Scholarship, applicants must have established a LMC GPA of 2.0 or higher. Criteria for scholarships vary, as well as award amounts. More information coming soon!

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

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Need $40,000 to transfer? You are eligible to apply if you are transferring Fall 2018, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a financial need.  This is a NATIONAL prestigious scholarship that awards up to $40k a year for 3 years to an undergraduate student attending a 4-year college/university!  Don't delay; apply today: Apply now :
For additional scholarship opportunities, go to: 


Need help with your classes?
Instructional support services are offered for Brentwood students through the Center for Academic Support, located in Room 13. Services include drop-in tutoring and appointments for one-on-one reading/writing consultations. Brentwood's Center for Academic Support is a quiet comfortable space where students can get guidance and practical advice, as well as gain a sense of collaboration and community. Hours of services are posted outside Room 13, and on the Brentwood Center for Academic Support web page. To schedule an appointment with a Reading/Writing Consultant, please call or stop by our office at (925) 513-1625.

New! Transfer & Career Pop-up!
Make sure and stop by the Transfer table in the main hallway to talk to our Representative about LMC's Transfer Academy and Career Center! The Transfer Table is hosted the following hours each week, during the semester:
  • Tuesdays: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Transfer Application Workshops
Please join our Transfer Center Coordinator, Rachel Anicetti, for assistance applying to four year colleges. No appointment is necessary. Just drop in to the Brentwood Center, Room 9, anytime during one or more of the following dates and times:
  • Monday, Sept. 11, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Focus: UC TAG Application Assistance
  • Monday, Oct. 2, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Focus: CSU Application Assistance
  • 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, please call the Transfer Center at (925) 473-7444

University Tours
University tours give students the opportunity to become familiar with a variety of 4-year institutions and what each has to offer in terms of academics and student life. Transportation is provided by LMC and unless otherwise stated, it's FREE. All tours now have pick up and drop off times for the Brentwood Center, in addition to the Pittsburg Campus. See registration form for more details: 

Student Wellness Program
The Student Wellness Program is a partnership between the Contra Costa Community College District and JFK University's Community Counseling Centers. The program allows LMC students to receive short-term personal counseling services that address the challenges experienced both in and out of the classroom, and include:
  • Free, confidential individual and/or specialized group counseling, conveniently located at both the Pittsburg campus and the Brentwood Center
  • A safe and welcoming environment to share feelings
  • Warm and caring therapists* (*JFK University graduate trainees and interns, supervised by licensed clinicians)
Visit the  Student Wellness Program page for additional information, contact information and to schedule a confidential appointment. 

Students at the Brentwood Center