Community Education

The Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment offers noncredit, life-enriching education geared toward the adult learner.

You can gain valuable skills, expand your mind, and perhaps find a new interest or vocation. The Desmond Campus offers noncredit courses in the day, evening, and in Saturday sessions at the college’s beautiful Desmond Campus in Balmville.

Desmond Summer Catalog 2018 CoverOur Summer/Fall 2018 course catalog is now available!

Browse our catalog or explore our registration options today!

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.), and we host the Road Scholars program on the Mount Saint Mary College campus every summer.

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.

For more information about our Road Scholar, L.I.F.E. (+55) programs, and other noncredit courses, call us at 845-565-2076 or email

FacebookFor course changes or cancellations due to weather, call our Snow Line at 845-569-3550.

We hope you'll join us!

Community Education

Community Education at the Desmond Campus

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


Snow Line: 845-569-3550