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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

  • Jun 17 – Day and Evening Instruction Begins
  • Jun 23 – Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes and Receive a Refund | Last Day to Drop Regular Session Classes Without a “W” Appearing on Transcripts | Last Day to Add Summer Session Classes | Census Due – Instructors Verify Enrollment in Classes
  • Jun 26 – Last Day to File for PASS/NO PASS Grading Option
  • Jun 27 – Last Day to File Petitions for AA or AS Degree/Certificate
  • July 4 – Independence Day – Holiday Observance | Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive
  • July 16 – a “W”. All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day | Attendance Verification Day – Instructors Verify Enrollment
  • July 25 – Summer Session Ends
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  • Merritt College 69th Commencement Ceremony Class of 2024, May 20, 204, 5:30PM, Paramount Theatre.


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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.

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