Dear Emeritus Community,
Welcome to Summer 2022!
The first thing you will notice is that we have about 12% of our Summer schedule will be happening in person! Every section is labeled with either a physical location or Online. Class locations are all subject to change, depending on conditions. However, we intend 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.
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 know the choice to enroll for an in-person class, or online only, remains a very personal choice. You may be happy to see a class you like being scheduled to meet in-person, and you may not. Our program will be increasing our in-person offerings. We will maintain some ability for online participation in some classes in the future. I believe that as the pandemic fades/turns into something more endemic, the vast majority of the Emeritus community will want to return to the in-person and more social environment we were used to. You might have to choose a different section, instructor, or course you are used to taking if your usual preference is offered in a modality that is not your current preference.
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 email@example.com 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