Emeritus is a non-profit, fee-based, program at Diablo Valley College (DVC) that provides affordable, short-term, educational classes and activities for older adults. We offer a variety of classes such as history, geology, writing, cooking, music and more. Classes are conveniently offered at DVC and John F Kennedy University (JFKU) in Pleasant Hill and Rossmoor in Walnut Creek. We serve about 300 students in our community and we are growing everyday. We offer approximately 20 classes each semester. Emeritus is designed for older adults who are lifelong learners.  Most of our classes are led by distinguished retired faculty or those who are experts in their field and have a true passion for education.

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Online registration instructions

Visit our Community Education Online Registration.

Download Online Registration Instructions (coming soon).

Online registration is only for those paying with credit card.

To register and pay by check and/or mail:

Please mail your check with a completed registration form

You may also register in-person by visiting our main office during regular hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the DVC Pleasant Hill Campus, room L-146.

If you do not receive an email confirmation or you need assistance with the registration process, please contact the office at 925-969-4600.


If you would like to help support us, please make a donation to the DVC Foundation for Emeritus:  Donations are tax deductible.  Checks should be made out to: DVC Foundation with a note indicating Emeritus.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue providing quality, affordable classes to the local community.

Contact us

Telephone: 925-969-4600

Email: CommunityEd@dvc.edu

Mailing Address:

Diablo Valley College
Community Education
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


Please note that our office is closed on Fridays.