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Register Now! Fall Classes Start August 24

28 June 2015

EOS19732 copyClick here to find schedules of summer and fall classes in a variety of formats for each semester: pdf, flip book, and passport (by the class). To apply or register, go to

See Summer Academic Calendar here.

See Fall Academic Calendar here. 




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The Health Center is Open Over the Summer Mon.-Thurs., from 9 a.m-1 p.m.

23 June 2015


The Merritt College Student Health Center will provide services over the summer in conjunction with affiliate colleges’ Health Centers in the district. Merritt’s Health Center  hours are Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. All services are free of charge. For more information, see attached flyer.

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Library Highlights Extensive Local History Collection

18 June 2015

The Library is currently highlighting its comprehensive collection of local history books, many which have been gathered together in a display on the main floor. Along with a comprehensive series of books that includes many topics including the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Black Artists in Oakland, there are books on several dozen California cities, from Albany to Vacaville, which include fascinating old photos. Other interesting books on display include everything from the Free Speech Movement of Berkeley in the ’60s and the History of Alameda County to Oakland 1852-1938 and San Francisco Art Deco. The display will be up all summer and the books can be borrowed for three weeks. Check them out!


Library history

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Be Better Prepared for Math This Year: Sign up for Summer Math Jam, 8/10-14

7 June 2015

Do you want to be more prepared for your next math class?  Or maybe jump to a higher level class? Sign up for Summer Math Jam, August 10-14, 9  a.m.-2 p.m. The  Summer Math Jam is designed to help you progress to the transfer level math courses in a much shorter time. It’s a free program for all Peralta Community College District students. Click on the flyer below and find out  more. To sign up, contact math instructor Dan Lawson,

math jam flyer

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Campus Summer Hours are M-Th 8-6:30, Fri Closed; See Library’s Summer Hours

7 June 2015

EOS19721 copyMerritt College’s summer hours have started! The college will be open on Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and will be closed on Fridays. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 27. The Library will be open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  from June 15 until July 23. All library resources and services will be accessible.

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Want to Get a Jumpstart on College? Join the Adelante Summer Program, 6/29

5 June 2015

Are you  a  high school senior preparing to enter Merritt College in the fall? Are you nervous about the transition and would like to get a head start before you start?  Then you should sign up for the Adelante Summer Bridge Program which will be held Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 23, from 8:15-2:40 p.m. It’s an excellent four-week jumpstart program designed for incoming Merritt College freshmen students. This learning community offers 4 units of a basic skills English course (English 252A/B: Integrated Reading and Writing), a .5-unit Counseling course (Counseling 200A: College Orientation), and a 1-unit counseling course (Counseling 207A: Career Exploration). The Adelante Summer Bridge Program was originally designed to serve new Latino students, but given the demand for such an important program, the program was adjusted to serve the needs of a broader population of new underserved students. The program will be held at Merritt’s extension center at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, 1C, in Oakland. For  more information, contact Rosa S. Perez, at or call her at (510) 434-3972.

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Two Summer Soccer Camp Opportunities for Youth and for High School Girls

3 June 2015

Women's Soccer Team double lineThe Women’s Soccer Program is hosting two camps this summer – one for youth ages 5 to 11 and one for high school girls. The descriptions and registration information are listed below. For questions, contact Coach Lilia Dosalmas at or call (510) 338-8451.
Merritt College TBirds Youth Soccer Camp

Registration link:

Description of high school camp:

T-Bird High School Girls Soccer Camp

  • The T-Bird High School Girls Soccer Camp is designed to

    help high school students develop their technique and advance their skill level in competitive soccer. Special emphasis placed on those interested in playing at the collegiate level, but not excluding the developing player wanting to excel during the high school season. Decision making, off the ball movement, and beating players in 1v1 situations and other topics will be covered. Video analysis of play included in package.

    Camp features: Coordination/Agility development
    Fast footskills/dribbling techniques
    TBird Soccer Camp T-shirt   Video of game play

  • Camps are run by Lilia Dosalmas head coach of the Merritt College Women’s Soccer program. In addition to coaching in various youth soccer clubs and soccer camps in the east bay area, she has a Master’s degree in Education from UC Berkeley and holds national coaching licenses from the United States Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
  •   Link to registration:
  • TBird Soccer Camp Summer-2Women's Soccer HS Girls Camp





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First-Year Experience (FYE) Will Help Students Ease Into Community College Life

1 June 2015

First-Year Experience is a year-long program designed to help incoming students ease into college life in a supportive environment. You’ll find dedicated faculty, staff, and counselors who will work closely with you to make this transition successful and set the foundation for a successful journey through Merritt College. For more information, go to our FYE website where you can download the application form and return it to the FYE Program Coordinator Rosa S. Perez in Building R-109C. You can also pick up a form from her or contact her at, (510) 434-3972.

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Last of the Year: The Merritt Connection’s “Double Issue” for May

18 May 2015

For the last issue of the year, we have published  for May a double issue with eight pages of diverse topics including: students heading to UCs after completing the Bridges to Baccalaureate program; a behind-the-scenes look at the design concepts in the new science building; the grand opening of our newest student service program, Sankofa;  profiles of our Classified Senate President Stefanie Harding and alumni Herman Roque who overcame a tragic past and is now helping others; and an article highlighting the Child Development Department. Enjoy the issue here!

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Students Shine at 2015 Annual Scholarship and Award Banquet

18 May 2015

Student Lynne Parker beams after receiving the Courage and Perseverance Award presented to her by her counselor Mary Ciddio at the Annual Scholarship and Award Banquet on May 14 for the many obstacles she has climbed to reach for her educational goals. Lynne was one of  more than 60 students to receive awards and scholarships on May 14 for everything from leadership and financial need to significant improvement and athletics. In a follow-up email, Ann Elliott summarized the event well when she said,  “Last night was a wonderful celebration of student success and the six factors that students say lead to their success:  connected—yes, students, staff, faculty and administrators, families and community supporters all connected to value  student  achievement —which rests on students having been engaged, focused and directed  in their studies.” Congratulations to all!


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