The Emeritus College is a unique program designed to meet the needs of Marin County’s lifelong learners who already may have earned their degrees and who may be transitioning—or have already transitioned—into retirement. Emeritus College classes offer a wide array of opportunities for students to discover new interests, reconnect with lifetime passions, and find engaging interaction with like-minded individuals in a multitude of classes and activities. The Emeritus College classes offer first-rate instructors and high-quality classes that actively support the principles of quality of life, lifelong learning, and creative retirement.
If you are seeking something new to capture your interest, take a moment to peruse the many fascinating and fun courses within in the Emeritus program, all offered to you at a discounted enrollment fee indicated by the EC after the five-digit Course Number in the description.
Perhaps you aspire to be more adventurous and want to get out and explore our phenomenal landscape in California Geology: The Once and Future Land, including field trips to Point Reyes and Ring Mountain on the Tiburon Peninsula; or it might be that you want to finally seriously pursue a new hobby, such as Bird-Watching in Marin: A Field Exploration where students learn to identify the local birds by sight or by their distinctive bird song, learning both in the classroom and in the field on bird-watching walks. It might be possible that this summer you want to get into the ‘swim’ of things by taking Aqua Exercise for Active Adults at either the beautiful Kentfield or Indian Valley Campus pool. Maybe you want to brush up on your Conversational Spanish through a series of classes before a big vacation to a Spanish-speaking country, to make the most of your travel experience, or if you choose to stay closer to home, you might enjoy several of the creative writing classes offered in the Emeritus College, such as How to Write Flash Fiction—and Why You Want To, Elements of Creative Writing, or Tales Told from Memory, where you can develop your own memoirs.
It’s time to follow your bliss and do what you love! Please join us—you will be in great company.
ESCOM is the self-governing older adult student organization of the College of Marin.
Both centers offer a lounge for ESCOM members and a place for ESCOM committees and clubs to meet. ESCOM volunteers welcome you at both locations.
Indian Valley Campus
Membership - Join for the joy of it.
Navigate a creative retirement!
Call 415.485.9652 for information about clubs. Participation in all clubs requires a current ESCOM Membership.
Click here to download a copy of the current Daily ESCOM Club Calendar (Updated: March 2013).
Note: This schedule is subject to change without prior notice, contact ESCOM at 415.485.9652 or contact persons above for current information.
The ESCOM Council awards tuition
grants, funded by the COM Foundation, to
eligible students for any COM Community
Education course. You must be a minimum
of 55 years of age and submit a statement
of financial need. Only partial grants are
awarded due to limitations of funding.
New policy: To be eligible for a Tuition Grant, you must have registered and paid all registration fees; vouchers are no longer available. Please call 415.485.9652 to request to have the new application procedures and an application mailed to you, or come to the Emeritus Center.
Current submission deadline: Completed application forms must be received at the Emeritus Center on the Kentfield Campus no later than the end of the business day, Monday, June 9.
Support and join ESCOM!
Community Education /
Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM)