Emeritus Spring 2021 Schedule

News from the Associate Dean


Dear Emeritus Community,

I hope everyone is staying safe. We will get through this time with patience.

Many of you are able to register online, which we appreciate. For those of you who still register using the PDF form or paper application, I implore you to please use Corsair Connect online instead. The Emeritus staff would be glad to help you learn to navigate that system. There are several important reasons why you should register on Corsair Connect:

  1. Registering online is the only way to take advantage of your designated registration appointment. You can ask family or friends to help you navigate the online system.

  2. Processing enrollment forms while working remotely is incredibly difficult for the staff. If you absolutely cannot figure out online enrollment, then please email your registration form to emeritus@smc.edu. Please do not mail forms unless absolutely necessary. We have staff in the office only for one week during the peak period of registration, and as we have seen and heard, there have been delays with mail delivery. If you mail a form in late, or certainly after the main registration period, it could be 1 week or more before the staff gets into the office to process those forms.

  3. When you do contact the office, please leave succinct and detailed voicemails so we can address the question. 99% of the time, we have to return the call anyway. Emails are preferred, as we have found sometimes our return calls are not picked up.

  4. Log in to Corsair Connect – you can activate your SMC email address, update your personal email address, and eventually even use Corsair Connect to register for classes.

If you need help, reach out to emeritus@smc.edu or for detailed technology help, email studentithelp@smc.edu

We appreciate your patience at this time, and again, strongly encourage you to register online on Corsair Connect for the reasons shared above. In January we will launch a new page on our website with faculty bios and contact information, so you can email your instructor directly with any questions. We will also add the staff with notes on what questions should go to which Emeritus employee email address, so we can be more efficient with meeting your needs.

I am pleased to announce our new Administrative Assistant, Ashley Price. She started in November and you will all find her to be a warm presence at Emeritus, and in our remote environment.

Please stay safe, and stay connected.

Dr. Scott C. Silverman
Dean, Noncredit & External Programs (Interim)