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The 2024 Merritt College Commencement took place at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA, on May 20, 2024.
Keynote Speaker: Shirley Weber, Ph.D., California Secretary of State.

Summer Office Hours (June 3 to July 26, 2024):

In-person Hours:  Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. 

Virtual Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.



Dates to Remember

  • Jul 16 – a “W”. All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day | Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
  • Jul 25 – Summer Session Ends
  • Aug 1 – Grade Rosters/Rollbooks are Due
  • Aug 19 – Day and Evening Instruction Begins
  • Aug 24 – Saturday Instruction Begins
  • Aug 25 – Last Day to Add without Permission Number or Add Card
  • Aug 30 – Last Day to Add Regular Session Classes in person with a Permission Number on Add Card More info.


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  • Best Practices for Teaching in Juvenile Justice Education, Coming event Wednesday July 24, 2024, at 2:30pm-5:00pm. Meet at The Love-Moss Center in room P-112. Please come join us!


Child Development Program: Students and Educators! Seeking a career in child are and education? Enroll now in the Child Development program at Merritt College. Children are our future and they await your guidance! For more information on the Child Development Program at Merritt College, visit:

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Our Mission Statement
Merritt College puts students first. Through our rich educational programs, we foster a culture of equity and inclusion that empowers students to achieve their greatest potential and make meaningful contributions to their respective communities and our global society.

Equity Commitment

Believing that it is our obligation to our students to confront societal racism and discrimination, we commit to the intentional and relentless application of equity and social justice as we cultivate academic excellence, self-determination, and informed civic engagement.

  Merritt College Core Values 

  •  Student Access and Success – We provide rigorous and engaging in-person and remote learning experiences that support the academic and personal achievements of our students, as well as advances in retention, persistence, and completion.
  • Equity – We commit to supporting all of our students with the instruction, guidance, and resources that they need to achieve their educational goals.
  • Inclusion – We encourage every member of the campus community to adopt our shared commitment to providing exceptional learning experiences, and to contribute to the ongoing success of the College through participatory governance.
  • Diversity – We honor and respect the broad spectrum of backgrounds, experiences, languages, values, and cultures reflected by our campus community.
  • Social Justice – We strive to create a student-centered learning environment that supports equal opportunity and systemic change.


NOTE: Number (510) 587-7800 is no longer available. Please contact the new Merritt College Student and Faculty Help Desk at (510) 434-3900