Community Education

Never stop learning. At the Desmond Campus, you can gain valuable skills, expand your mind, and maybe even find a new interest or vocation. 

Cover of the MSMC Fall/Winter 2019-20 Community Education programs catalogThe Desmond Campus offers noncredit courses in the day, evening, and in Saturday sessions at the college's beautiful Desmond Campus in Balmville.

The center aims to maintain a balance between the practical and cultural aspects of learning. In addition to our noncredit courses and day trips, we also offer courses designed for adults age 55 and older called Learning is Forever Enriching (L.I.F.E.).

The L.I.F.E. program offers day trips and opportunities to explore the Hudson Valley and New York City with a focus on the arts, history, architecture, literature, music, the Hudson River, and many other topics. We encourage and welcome suggestions for new courses, programs, and seminars.

Summer 2019 catalog available through October

Fall 2019-Winter 2020 catalog available now!

To register, use the online registration or call 845-565-2076. Registration begins June 11 for courses and June 17 for Day Trips.

For more information, call 845-565-2076 or email

FacebookFor course changes or cancellations due to weather, call our Snow Line at 845-569-3500.

We hope you'll join us!

Community Education

Community Education at the Desmond Campus

Download video:



Desmond Campus
6 Albany Post Rd, Balmville, NY
Phone: 845-565-2076


Snow Line: 845-569-3500