In Remembrance:  Merritt College Principal Library Technician

For the second time in less than three months, we have lost a beloved member of our Merritt Family. Jim Gordon, our Principal Library Technician, passed away on Tuesday, September 6. He succumbed to injuries sustained after being hit by a cyclist while walking near his home in Sausalito. As his family shared, “we can only make sense of this tragedy knowing that the organs and tissues he donated are helping to save the lives of others.” Jim came to Merritt College several years ago, and immediately became a beloved figure on campus. Jim was funny, caring, and extremely intelligent. The Merritt community saw his patience and selflessness first-hand, as he would stop to help students who were wandering the campus, and we take comfort in being able to remember him so fondly as such a dignified and kind man.

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Merritt College President's Report – September 14, 2022

Merritt College Free4Fall

Having passed the Census Date and completed the first few weeks of the Fall 2022 semester, Merritt is pleased to report that Free 4 Fall Campaign is having a positive effect on enrollment and morale. Given the number of late-start and dual enrollment sections that Merritt has in the schedule and are yet to be counted, the college expects to surpass our FTES total from Fall 2021. 

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Merritt College "Free 4 Fall" Offers Students $500 Grant, Housing Support, Free Breakfasts, and Parking

Program to benefit current and new students in the semester starting August 22, 2022


OAKLAND, Calif., August 9, 2022 – Merritt College has announced the innovative Free 4 Fall campaign to help support students who attend college for the Fall 2022 semester.

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Merritt College President's Report – July 26, 2022

Merritt College and Oakland Promise Co-Host Event

Merritt is excited to announce that Oakland Promise and Merritt College are co-hosting a Student Resource Day on Tuesday, August 2nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Oakland Promise is an organization that emerged from a commitment by residents in 2016 to provide every child in our city with the support, coaching, and incentives needed to succeed from the cradle to college and career achievement.

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Merritt College President's Report - July 12, 2022

Merritt College Enrollment

Merritt’s fall 2022 enrollment projection is encouraging. With more than six weeks before the fall semester begins, Merritt is at 43.8% of its FTES target. In order to further bolster enrollment, we are researching how we can best support our students.

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Merritt College President's Report

Merritt College Pre-Collegiate Academy

Merritt College is excited to welcome back to our campus the Pre-Collegiate Academy. In 1991, the East Bay Consortium, in collaboration with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Merritt College, instituted the Pre-Collegiate Academy (PCA), as a program specifically designed for students in Oakland middle and secondary schools. The PCA was established to remedy the growing number of students from low socio-economic backgrounds who were not qualifying for admission to higher educational institutions.

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Leadership Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Dear Peralta Community,

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Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability Program Student Testimonials

The Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability (NHS) Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers career, transfer-driven coursework and three Certificates of Achievement in Natural History and Resources, Conservation and Resource Management, and Urban Agroecology. 

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Merritt College President's Report

Merritt College Virtual Commencement and Campus Celebration

Merritt College wishes to express gratitude to the Director of Student Activities and Campus Life Doris Hankins, and the rest of the planning team for all of their work on the Virtual Commencement and Campus Celebration. 

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2022 Merritt College Graduation Celebrations

Merritt College honored its recent graduates with a hybrid ceremony with both an in-person celebration and an online event.

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