You’ve Got SMC Email!
Every student at Emeritus has been assigned a Santa Monica College email address. Check it regularly to get information from college faculty and staff.
How do you get to your email?
Go to the Santa Monica College website at smc.edu
Click on the Login tab at the top of the screen and then click Corsair Connect below that
Click onto the SMC Gmail link at the top of the Corsair Connect login screen
A new window SMC Sign-On will appear
Enter your Username and Password as directed on the SMC Sign-On page to gain access to your SMC Gmail account. If you have difficulty with the login, go to the Emeritus Enrollment/Student Services Office for help.
If this is the first time you are using Corsair Connect, then your initial password will be your 6-digit date of birth (MMDDYY) and you will then be asked to convert your 6-digit date of birth password to a new alphanumeric password. You are responsible for retaining your new password. If you have forgotten your ID number or password, click on “I cannot access my account” on the Corsair Connect login screen and follow the instructions to retrieve your login information.
Attend All Your Classes!
Please be sure to attend all of your Emeritus classes. Emeritus gets funded by the State of California based on each day of every class that you attend. Low class attendance may result in class cancellations. If you cannot attend class, please withdraw online or by filling out a withdrawal form to allow space for another student. Students who do not attend class may be dropped from the class.
Los Angeles County Help Line
Find housing, transportation, meals, medical care, senior centers, legal and elder abuse help. Visit 211la.org for free information
Big Blue Bus
SMC students can ride Big Blue Bus for free using a valid student ID card with the current semester sticker. Read more about this program at smc.edu/transportation.
Use the Trip Planner on bigbluebus.com to plan your trip. You can also use third-party apps like Google Maps and Transit for updates on when your bus will arrive.
Or, you can call us at 310-451-5444 and a Customer Service Assistant will help you.
Mode - Mobility on Demand Every Day
Big Blue Bus and WISE & Healthy Aging have partnered with Lyft to provide MODE, a curb-to-curb, on-demand transportation program for older adults (at least 65 years old) and persons with disabilities (at least 18 years old) who live in the City of Santa Monica.
To participate, you must register with MODE by calling WISE & Healthy Aging at 310-394-9871. Registered members may travel anywhere within the Santa Monica city limits. A one-way fare is $1.50 for members, or $0.75 for low-income members!
For more information, visit bigbluebus.com/mode.
Check Out the Emeritus Website
Enrollment information and instructions
Schedules of classes
How to support Emeritus
Emeritus news and information
Bulletin Board of community events
The Emeritus Voice newsletter
Advisory Council pictures and bios
Contact information for Emeritus
You can give Emeritus your feedback in several ways:
Suggestion boxes: located on 1st & 2nd floors of Emeritus
In person: Emeritus 1st or 4th floor administrative offices
Volunteer Los Angeles
Check out your volunteer options at a local nonprofit organization. Work with the best.
Without You, There is No “US” in EMERITUS.
Our success depends on the support we get from you.
SMC Emeritus is recruiting volunteers. If you are interested, please call the Program Coordinator, Vivian Rankin-Scales, at 310-434-3851.
Help provide for activities, special performances, supplies, equipment, and more. Please make checks payable to “SMC Foundation” and write “Emeritus” in the memo line. Donations can be mailed with your Emeritus registration or donate securely online on the SMC Foundation website. Please allow additional time for donation acknowledgments during peak registration periods. Thank You.
Support Lifelong Learning!
Donate your car, truck, boat, or any other type of vehicle to SMC Foundation. Your gift may even qualify for a Tax Deduction. We make donating your vehicle Easy!
- Call us or visit us online.
- Schedule your free convenient pick-up.
- Receive a tax receipt for your donation
Schedule your donation by calling 858-500-7433 or visit the Santa Monica Foundation website.