Emeritus College

Emeritus College
No Tests, No Stress, No Homework, No Kidding!

Emeritus College offers not-for-credit, short-term, affordable classes for adults.

If you are looking for educational classes with no test, no stress and learning for the fun of it, Emeritus College is for you. Would you like to be added to Emeritus College's mailing list to receive a quarterly brochure of class offerings? Just call 925-969-4316 or email us emeritus@dvc.edu

Click to view Fall 2013 schedule - pdf

September/October newsletter

Upcoming trips, tours and events:

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
    • August Shakespeare Tour (Aug. 5-11, 2013) - See all ten of this season's plays August 5-11, 2013
    • Shakespeare Fall Favorites at Ashland (Sept. 27-29, 2013) - See three Shakespeare plays and a new play, The Tenth Muse
  • Spiritual and Historical Journey in Cuba (February 2-9, 2014)
  • Day Trips 2013
    • John Muir National Historic Site - Thurs., Sept. 19
    • ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) Tour - Mon., Sept. 30
    • USS Potomac: Bridges of the Bay Cruise - Thurs., Oct. 17
    • Eugen O'Neill Tao House Tour - Fri., Oct. 25
  • Plays 2013
    • The Rainmaker - Sat., Sept. 21
    • Every Christmas Story Ever Told - Sat., Dec. 14

Emeritus College presents:

  • Distinguished lecture - What Were the Atoms in Your Body Doing 8 Billion Years Ago? How the Universe Turned into You. An illustrated talk by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi - Sat., Sept. 28
  • Fall fundraiser - Holiday Brunch, Bazaar and Broadway, Sat., Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m., in the Diablo Room

Ongoing fundraisers:

  • Used BART Tickets: If you have BART tickets, with any amount left on them, please bring them to class or mail them to the Emeritus College office. When we have 300 tickets, BART will redeem them for cash.
  • Used Cars: Please donate your used vehicle: cars, trucks, boats, or RV’s to Emeritus College. Call 1-888-686-4483. We will arrange for a pick up, give you a donation receipt for your tax return, and take care of the DMV paperwork. The proceeds from the sale of your car will help Emeritus College continue to offer educational classes for older adults.


Welcome to the Emeritus College web page

If you have any questions feel free to email us at emeritus@dvc.edu or call 925-969-4316. Office hours have been reduced due to budget cuts. We will be in the office Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. You can leave a message at any time and we will get back to you.

We are often asked the following:

Q – Can I take classes at any location?
A – Yes

Q – Why do you need to register ahead of time?
A – Instructors need to know how many handouts to prepare; staff needs to be sure we haven't oversold the room capacity; and if we need to cancel a class we need to know who to contact.

Q – Why is there a fee for classes?
A – Our program is a fee based one. This means all of our expenses, instructor salaries, brochure printing, staff hours, mailing and supplies need to be cover by student fees and fundraisers. We receive no outside funding.

Thank you,
Jo Mele, Emeritus College Executive Director



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