EOPS Summer Institute 2022

EOPS Summer Institute is back and we are currently recruiting students!

Are you a new high school graduate or student considering starting college in the Fall? 

Hoping to make friends and begin college more prepared before school starts? 

Then Summer Institute is for you! You will have the opportunity to get a head start on college-readiness, learn your way around campus, discover helpful resources, and build a network of connections of peers, instructors, and staff! 

What is the EOPS Summer Institute?

A 3-week, in person, college readiness program, designed to help eligible, new incoming students transition and jumpstart their college success at DVC. Students will learn about college life and academic expectations; familiarize themselves with the DVC campus and its resources; acquire essential skills to help you succeed in college through coursework and experiential experiences; and build connections with the program staff, counselors, and other students. 

When and how long is the program?

It is a 3-week program that will run Monday - Thursday, July 25 - August 12, from 9:00 am - 1:30pm

Program Theme of Study: Transitioning to College Life

Through a sociology & social justice lens, students will study curriculum that focuses on socialization- the process of how people internalize norms and attitudes of human behavior that are considered "acceptable by society."

Instruction will take place in a 2 unit, sociology/counseling & career hybrid course. Curricular content will include students analyzing and unpacking how the process of socialization has affected them academically, ethnically/racially, culturally, socio-economically, etc.

In preparation for a fall college start, students will sharpen their critical thinking and writing skills. They will also discover college major & career paths related to the areas of social sciences, human services, education and more!

Program perks!

  • Daily free snacks
  • Commute assistance (limited availability)
  • College tour/course-related field trip
  • Connections to college resources and services
  • A fun learning environment with great instructors and staff!

How to join

Submit an Interest Form! The program is filling quickly and spaces are limited. Once we receive your form, staff will follow up with next steps.

In the meantime, please consider completing the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application to see if you qualify for financial assistance. And, apply to DVC and get your DVC student ID.

For more information about Summer Institute 2022, please contact the Summer Institute Program Coordinator, Sara Ringo (sringo@dvc.edu or 925-969-2129).

Prepare for your future today!

 Summer Institute Group Photo

 For more information

Please call 925-969-2129 or 925-969-2117 for more information.