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Get Help Choosing Summer & Fall Classes at S.W.A.G. THURSDAY; Hot Dogs & Prizes

10 April 2016

20160301-Library-015Come and get some S.W.A.G. (Success with Academic Guidance) at this important event on Thursday, April 28, 10:30-1:30 p.m. in the Quad, and be prepared to register for Summer and Fall classes (see priority registration schedule at the bottom of the summer and fall academic calendars HERE). Faculty will be on hand to give you first-hand information, there will be lists of the upcoming summer and fall 2016 classes, you’ll find out Degree and Certificate requirements, and, best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to ask specific questions about courses, requirements, class outcomes, and any other questions you might have in order to register.REV SWAG 4-11-16

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Summer & Fall Registration Has Begun; See Priority List and Class Schedules Here; New Students Register May 2

10 April 2016

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Summer and Fall Class Schedules are Available and Priority Registrations Starts April 11. Check the priority list below to see when you can register. Summer classes start June 20; Fall classes start August 22.

See Summer 2016 Class Schedule Here.
See Fall 2016 Class Schedule Here.
Register Here. 


Student Group   Registration Dates
EOPS, DSPS & CARE    Mon, April 11, 2016
Foster Youth
Athletes    Wed, April 13, 2016
Puente Program
Men of Color (Alameda)
First Year Experience Students
New Matriculation Students(Taken COUN 200A)
Continuing Student Priority Enrollment(Registration appointments are assignedbased on academic status and units completed). Thur, April 14, 2016 -Thurs, April 28, 2016
Gate Way to College (Laney)  Fri, April 29, 2016
COA Science Tech Institution
Open enrollment for new & returning students    Mon, May 2, 2016
No Priority- 100+ Units
No Priority- Probation
East Bay College Fund
High School Students    Mon, May 9, 2016


Note:  Some students may not have enrollment appointments for the following reasons:

  •  Placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof as defined in the Board Policies and District Administrative Procedure 4250 for two consecutive terms; or
  • Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester units at the district.





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Cybersecurity Faculty and Students Rave About Their Program on “Peralta Matters”

8 April 2016


(SEE VIDEO) On the District’s Peralta Matters show, CIS Department Chair and faculty member Courtney Brown describes the development of this program with industry partners to train the workforce that is needed in this growing field; student Andy Bittner recalls the excitement of their team’s participation and winning spot in the National Cyber League competition; George Papandreopoulos describes some of the human elements and risks related to cybersecurity; and Cybersecurity Club President Dashobeam Harris talks about the supportive community he found while pursuing a long term dream. For more information about the Cybersecurity program, click HERE  or contact Courtney Brown at Summer classes start June 20.

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Adelante Summer Bridge Program Helps Seniors Ease Transition to College, 6/27

7 April 2016


Are you a  high school student who is planning to enter Merritt College in the fall? Here’s a great way to get a head start and be all ready on day one. The free Adelante Summer Bridge program offers students English and Counseling classes that focus on career exploration and college success. You will have the chance to find support and friends before school even starts. The program is being offered this summer from Monday to Thursday, June 27 to July 22  at two locations: the Merritt Campus and the Merritt College @Fruitvale campus. For more information, see the flyers below or contact Rosa S. Perez at: or (510) 434-3972.




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Important Information About Changes to BOG Fee Waiver Regulations

4 April 2016

Under the Student Success Initiative regulations (SB 1456), California Community College students receiving the BOG Fee Waiver must meet both income AND minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver, as follows:

• Academic Standard – Sustain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher
• Progress Standard – Complete more than 50% of your cumulative coursework

If the student does not meet BOG Academic/Progress Standards for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring),  he/she may lose their fee waiver eligibility.

See flyer below for more information (click here or on the flyer to make it larger).



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17th Annual Show of Merritt Continues Through May 21 in Room S-352

4 April 2016

Art Department Chair Sheila Metcalf-Tobin presents the 17th Annual Show of Merritt, for the first time on the Merritt Campus (previously at the District) and in the beautiful new science building.  Both students and faculty from the Art and Music Departments are presenting their work in this year’s exhibit.  The show will continue its run through Saturday, May 21, Monday through Saturday, from 12 – 3pm.

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Green Thumb or Not, It’s Time to Buy Plants at Horticulture’s Annual Spring Sale, 4/30 & 5/1

4 April 2016


It’s time for spring planting and the Merritt College Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale has all you need. This year’s sale takes place on Saturday, April 30th 9am-3pm and Sunday, May 1 Noon- 3pm.  The sale will feature lots of interesting plants, including California natives, heirloom and perennial favorites, drought-tolerant plants, and much more! Saturday will include live music, food, and vendors galore.PLANT SALE SPRING 2016

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Save the Date! All Invited to ASMC Scholarship Awards Ceremony, May 11

30 March 2016

The Associated Students of Merritt College (ASMC) proudly presents the Scholarship Awards Banquet.  Each year the campus comes together to acknowledge and recognize our students achievements and successes.  Please mark your calendars as the event will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm in the Huey P. Newton Lounge.  Join us for this momentous occasion!

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Come to the Community Health Fair on April 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

26 March 2016

The Merritt College Student Health Center invites the Merritt community to participate in a  Community Health Fair on Tuesday, April 26, from 11 a.m.  to 1 p.m. in the Quad make students more aware of the services our community partners offer.  If you participate in more than four health screening tests at the various stations, you will be rewarded! Enjoy music during the College Hour!


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The Africana Center Had Its Grand Opening; Come and Have an Interactive Experience

22 March 2016

20160223-Africana_Center-028 copy(SEE VIDEO) Come to the new Africana Studies Community Research Center and experience the originally designed interactive curriculum to be used on computers, iPads, and other electronic devices to learn about African-American history.   “We really wanted to create something that shows that you can learn not just by listening to lectures and reading incredible textbooks but also by interacting with more modern kind of platforms,” says Dr. Siri Brown, whose ideas took several years to become a reality, including the carefully chosen interior colors, artwork, and comfortable furniture.


Merritt student Delise Monroe, who works in the ADA-compliant Center, says it’s a wonderful opportunity for the students. “Students come thinking they are going to just do their homework and then they don’t want to leave. There’s so much knowledge at their fingertips. Many students don’t know that this is where the Black Panthers were founded and that Merritt College was the first college to have an African-American Studies Department.”


unnamedFormer Merritt staff member Dera Williams is the Center’s part-time Family Research Specialist and helps students with their genealogy. “They learn where they came from and it gives them a sense of pride their family, their culture, their traditions and to find out what their families contributed to society.”


Dr. Brown will also be opening the Center up to high schools and community groups to share this important information. “When you create something that is a permanent lasting exhibit then it means it’s something the can’t go away. So we are happy to institutionalize the learning and studying about Africa and African American history here at Merritt College.”

(See Africana Center video)

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