Dear Emeritus Community,
Welcome to Spring 2022!
The first thing you will notice is that we have about 20% of our Spring schedule will be happening in person! Every section is labeled with either a physical location or remote. Class locations are all subject to change, depending on conditions. However, it is our intent to have the sections that are scheduled to meet in-person remain in-person. In future terms, the ratio of in-person to online sections will continue to fluctuate. We will always maintain a nice online presence…but we will have most likely have half or more of our sections in-person in the future.
In order to register for an in-person class, you will need to upload your proof of vaccination. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to do so immediately by visiting smc.edu/emeritus and then clicking on “Submit Proof of Vaccination”. Remember, if a class is in-person in Spring or later, and you wish you enroll, your proof of vaccination will need to be on file ahead of time. If you’re tech-savvy and can upload it now, I encourage you to do so.
I encourage you to become very familiar with Corsair Connect if you haven’t already done so. Using your SMC credentials to register, to access SMC email and so much more makes many things easier, for you and the program. You can even choose to forward your SMC email to your personal email account. Log in to Corsair Connect — from there you can activate your SMC email address, update your personal email address, and eventually even use Corsair Connect to register for classes.
Go to smc.edu/faq for instructional videos on how to log in to Corsair Connect, how to add a class in Corsair Connect, how to drop a class in Corsair Connect, and other resources.
Please know that the Emeritus team, Vivian, Jessica, Ashley, the Emeritus faculty, even our new student workers and myself are working incredibly hard right now and always. If you get a chance, please let the team know how appreciative you are.
By the time you receive this printed schedule, we will be open for appointments only, and again, in-person interactions will require vaccine clearance. Email the office firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with any of the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back into the Emeritus office in the very near future!
Dr. Scott C. Silverman
Dean, Noncredit & External Programs