The mission of the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute is to promote lifelong learning by providing academically rigorous, mentally stimulating, socially engaging, and health improving courses for older adults throughout South Orange County.

Welcome to the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute 

As the largest older adult non-credit program in California, we've designed all our classes specifically for older adult lifelong learners.

We look forward to seeing you in class either in-person or online!

Click this link to view the FALL 2024 Schedule

Click this link for a Printed FALL 2024 Schedule

Click this link to view the SUMMER 2024 Schedule

Class Schedule Search Tips

  • To know if a class meets "In-Person" and/or "Online" check its LOCATION.
  • In the Search Bar, type an instructor, facility name, course discipline, etc.
  • All Emeritus classes begin with "E" (EART = Emeritus Art, EPHO = Emeritus Photo).
  • Health & Wellness classes are listed under EHEA = Emeritus Health. 


We've made your first step to join the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute easy:

  • Simply complete our online application and you'll be admitted or readmitted within 1-2 weeks. For an update on the status of your application, call (949) 582-4555 x0.


Registering for classes is the next step to join the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute. A student with an active ID # will be given an "Appointment" to Register, which is a specific DATE & TIME when that student is  given access to the Registration system. The student can register anytime after that point. 

Use the 10 Registration Steps as a Guide.  

Before you begin, write down the class ticket number(s) you want. 

You can view the class schedule by clicking the link at the top of the page. 

MORE ABOUT REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS: Fall 2024 Registration Appointments for Emeritus students (with active ID numbers) will begin June 10 through June 13.

Registration for the Summer 24 session (6/3/24 - 7/28/24) is ongoing. 


Do you need to create or make a new PASSWORD? Click here to view a video that shows you exactly how!

Emeritus Institute classes are held online and in-person on scheduled days and times.

In-person learning is located at various South Orange County locations (See the class schedule linked near the top of the page.)

Online learning uses CANVAS and Zoom which you can prepare to use through our CANVAS guide.

Contact the Emeritus Institute