Dear Emeritus Community,
The first thing you might notice is that we have about 40% of our summer schedule happening in person! Every section is labeled with either a physical location, or remote. Some instructors teaching in-person classes may also offer hybrid classes to accommodate students unable to attend classes at their physical location. Classes offered in both in-person and remote format will have a hybrid label in the schedule. Class locations are all subject to change, depending on conditions.
I am pleased to announce that we will be offering Health E65 Pool Exercises for Older Adults at the Santa Monica Swim Center for the first time in decades! The class will be taught by our wonderful Health instructor Kathy Cass. The class will focus on Aqua Yoga techniques and will offer gentle water-based adaptations to classic Yoga practices.
This summer, several Emeritus classes will be offered at SMC’s new Malibu Campus. The three-acre campus includes a two-story educational building with dedicated science and computer labs, a 100-seat lecture hall with sloped seating for music and film, an art studio, open floor spaces for dance and yoga, general classrooms, a conference room, a community room, outdoor study spaces, and an interpretive center to tie into the rich and varied coastal features nearby.
The faculty and instructors teaching classes at the SMC Malibu Campus will represent a broad cross-section of disciplines, instructors with vast teaching expertise and honors in their own right, a poet laureate, a Fulbright scholar, accomplished artists, authors, and experts in various fields. A broad array of Emeritus classes will be held this summer in Malibu, including some that have never been taught in Malibu before.
The SMC Malibu Campus is located at 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA. 90265, and is collocated with the local Sheriff’s substation, and adjacent to the Malibu Public Library and Courthouse.
SMC will schedule classes at the Malibu Campus from four distinct educational programs representing everything the College offers:
- Credit classes,
- Noncredit certificates,
- Emeritus Noncredit classes,
- and Not-for-Credit Community Education classes.
Each program has its own registration process — all outlined on the website at smc.edu/malibu. Enrollment is now open for Credit, Noncredit, and Community Education classes. Of course, open registration for our very own Emeritus program classes in Malibu starts in April.
SMC also envisions the Malibu Campus as a prime location for community meetings. For information, inquire on the Malibu website, and someone will contact you for more details.
We are all looking forward to this robust offering of classes in Malibu and hope you will enroll!
Associate Dean (Interim) of SMC Emeritus