Community Education

Noncredit Courses

Desmond Campus

"One's work may be finished someday, but one's education, never." - Alexander Dumas

Those of us at Desmond Campus are grateful for this outstanding gift that Alice Curtis Desmond left to Mount Saint Mary College. The Mount embraces lifelong learning, and for many in our community, this is the place where they learn, socialize, try new experiences, brush up on skills, and keep the process of lifelong learning alive and well!

With each season, we hope that you will find many things that appeal to you. Whether it be learning How to Reduce your Monthly Payments by Cutting the Cord, Android OS Phones, Basket Weaving, Calligraphy classes, Edible and Medicinal Plants, Yoga classes, art history, local history, languages, health and wellness, Desmond Campus offers these and more. We also offer a Speakers Series, and have several amazing day trips taking place!

Continue your education at Desmond Campus
Browse our latest catalog or register for one of our adult enrichment courses!

The Mount and its Desmond Campus strive to provide a stimulating environment that promotes the intellectual and personal growth of its students. 

The Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment offers non-credit, life-enriching education geared toward the adult learner. Browse our website to learn more about our Community Education, Day Trips, Speaker Series, and L.I.F.E. programs (for 55+). We offer several easy ways to register for courses. For more information or to request a brochure, email or call 845-565-2076.

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


Snow Line: 845-569-3500