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Emeritus Institute:

Irvine Valley College Emeritus Institute

As a reminder, the IVC campus is closed. Classes will be held online for the summer semester. We will provide you with full details on how to participate in your online classes! In addition, in-person registration assistance is not available at this time. However, our staff is working remotely.  Voicemails will be returned as quickly as possible.  For a quicker response, please send an email to:

The Emeritus Institute program affirms the importance of intellectual activity, critical thinking and creative expression for older adults. The curriculum challenges participants to formulate relationships between past experiences and new ideas and to keep current in all academic areas. Courses are developed to stimulate participants' intellectual and personal growth and to benefit their daily lives – personally, socially, culturally, economically and environmentally. And, while these courses meet the college's academic standards, they are not degree applicable.

The Emeritus Institute serves around 5,000 students and offers over 200 classes yearly at various community sites (see Maps and Parking). Classes are selected in response to student input and in collaboration with faculty, college administration and on-site staff.

Emeritus Institute is trying something NEW!
Come join us online!
Summer 2020 Online Course Dates: May 26 - August 7, 2020



Debbie Vanschoelandt
Dean, Career and Continuing Education, and Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA)

Debby Snyder
Sr. Admin. Assistant, Extended Education

Office Hours
Monday -  Thursday  9 am – 5 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

T: 949-367-8343

Office Location

Room 205 (second floor)
1624 Valencia Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782