Emeritus College

Please note: The Emeritus College Office has been temporarily moved to the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in room 102. We anticipate remaining in this location until the end of May 2015. Park in Lot 4, walk past the Life and Health Science building and we are in the ATC building just behind it. After you enter, we are the first door on the right, room 102. Please check back here for updates on our office location before visiting.

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 brochure of current class offerings? Just call 925-969-4316 or email us at ecastellanos@dvc.edu.

Click to view Spring 2015 brochure of Emeritus classes and events - pdf

Click to view Emeritus class and event registration form - pdf

Click to view Coffee, Cookies, and... Crime! - pdf Saturday, April 18, 2015 1-3 p.m.

Class Notifications - PLEASE READ - updated 3/5/15

Class #28, Classical Music Inspired By Nature, has been cancelled by the instructor.  It will not be rescheduled for this semester.  Thank you for understanding.

Class #s 18, 19, 30 and 31, Tai Chi Beginning and Advanced, have all been cancelled by the instructor.  They are not being rescheduled for this semester. Thank you for understanding.

Class #10, The Reformation, has been cancelled by the instructor.  They will not be rescheduled for this semester.  Thank you for your understanding.

Class #43, Wonder Women, The Untold Story... occurs on SATURDAY March 28, not Friday.  We apologize for the error.


Fundraisers and Special Events this Spring!

  • Coffee, Cookies and...Crime! Saturday, April 18 from 1-3 p.m., DVC Community Conference Room. Hear from four published crime writers followed by a discussion and refreshments. Tickets are $20. Call 925-969-4316 or use the Emeritus registration form. view flyer
  • The Music Man: Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m., Lesher Theater, Walnut Creek. Enjoy this Tony Award winning classic Broadway musical. Tickets are $20. Call 925-969-4316 or use the Emeritus registration form.

Ongoing fundraisers:

  • Make a donation to the DVC Foundation for Emeritus College:  The Foundation is the official charity organization for Emeritus College.  Donations are tax deductible.  Checks should be made out to: DVC Foundation with the note Emeritus College in the lower left-hand corner.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue providing quality, affordable classes to the local community.
  • 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 dmuskar@dvc.edu or call
925-969-4316. Office hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

We are now located on the ground floor of the Administration Building in the Foundation Office.

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 I 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 covered by student fees and fundraisers. We receive no outside funding.


Thank you,
The Emeritus College Team (Debby, Erika and Dena)