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Extended Hours for First Two Weeks of Classes

17 August 2014

During the weeks of August 18 and August 25, the Merritt College offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Counseling will extend its hours as follows:

Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m .- Noon

Starting the week of September 2, the regular hours will be in effect:

Monday-Wednesday – 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon



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Want to Learn More About This Adorable Otter?

16 August 2014

STARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 29. Just enroll in the 8-session class, “Mammals of the Greater Bay Area,” BIOL 61G (44184) starting August 29 and earn credit while becoming knowledgeable about both marine and terrestrial mammals both in the classroom and on field trips. The class is taught by Dr. Hank Fabian, a renowned biology instructor who has many years of experience both teaching at Merritt and exploring the wilderness. (See flyer below for class dates and times.)








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13 August 2014

Learn all about this adorable seal and all Bay Area Mammals in Biology


seal for mammal class






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Construction Zone Update

13 August 2014

Even as our science building gets closer to completion, we still need to be aware of the work that will be affecting the college community, especially as classes start up. Please see the attached Construction Notice to see what areas will be affected starting the week of August 11. As always, contractors will take proper safety measures to block off areas appropriately. Public-Notice-Merritt-Science-Bldg

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12 August 2014

All Merritt College offices and services will be closed for staff development on Wednesday, August 13, 2-4 p.m. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your cooperation.


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Real-Life Biology: Enjoy Nature and Earn Credit!

1 July 2014

Now you can learn biology by combining classroom instruction with a day at the botanic gardens and a weekend in a beautiful but  little-known mountain range in northeastern California. This short-term class, “Natural History of the Warner Mountains,” is being taught this fall by instructor Ron Felzer from September 4 to 18. To enroll in the 1.5-unit class, register for BIOLOGY 62M (Code 44017) by clicking here. For more information, contact the instructor at (510) 436-2618 or Register asap  so the class won’t be cancelled!


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See the Progress of the Science Building from Beginning to Present

1 July 2014

By now you’ve probably seen the webcam site to see how the construction of the new science building looks today. But what you might not have realized is that there is a calendar on the page and you can go back to the beginning and click on each day to see how it has progressed. It’s pretty cool to watch.  You’ll be amazed at the progress!

new bldg

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Two Summer Programs to Help Get Ready for College

2 June 2014

Summer programs are underway for high school graduates that can help prepare you for a successful college experience at Merritt College. College Success Summer Institute, from June 16 to 26, introduces Math, English, Counseling, as well as college-readiness workshops. For more information, contact Isela Santana at (510) 436-2648, The Adelante Summer Bridge Program, offered at Merritt’s Fruitvale Center from June 30 to July 24, offers English and Counseling classes and also  focuses on career exploration. For more information, contact Rosa S. Perez, at (510) 434-3972,  See flyers for both programs below.

College Success Summer Institute 2014



Adelante Summer Bridge Program

Merritt College Adelante Summer Bridge Program


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50th Anniversary Attendees Discover Merritt Microscopy

1 June 2014

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Merritt College was well represented at the District’s 50th Anniversary Event on Sat., June 28 when instructional assistant Peter Werner and faculty member Gisele Giorgi from the Microscopy Department demonstrated to interested participants how their powerful microscopes work. The all-day event, one of several events planned to celebrate the college’s 50 years, drew community members to the District  to learn more about the colleges and other community organizations as well as enjoy food and entertainment throughout the day.

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A Glorious Graduation Ceremony Sends Off Class of 2014 on a High Note!

22 May 2014


Thanks to the well-organized and efficient planning of the Graduation Committee, led by Lasana Hotep and Margie Rubio, Merritt College’s 2014 graduates were treated to an outstanding ceremony in the beautiful Paramount Theater. “The volunteers worked diligently to make sure they gave the students the quality commencement they deserved to send them to their next destination on a high note. That was the driving force,” says Hotep. “I’m appreciative of everyone, including the inspirational keynote speaker. Thanks also to the students who came out and took advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime moment.” (Pictured: Proud graduate Lakenda Crosby)


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