Spring-Only Membership

Two Options:

Online Signup (Spring membership and parking)


Paper Membership Form:

Parking Info

How To Participate

Mailing Address:
The Renaissance Society
6000 J St., Mail Stop 6074
Sacramento, CA 95819-6074

Street Address:
Adams Building,
Room 106
7750 College Town Dr.
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(916) 278-7834

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Look around these pages to find out what the Renaissance Society is all about. Interested in joining?

Most Renaissance Society memberships go from July 1 to June 30 and cost $80 (an optional CSUS parking pass for Fridays and Saturdays is $20). Memberships for the full 2017-2018 year are closed. However, Spring-only memberships (Jan. 1 to June 30) are now available for $45 (parking $20).

You have two options for signing up for memberships and optional parking permits:

  • Online, with a credit card payment.
  • The paper way, mailing an application and check to the Renaissance Office.

If you have questions after reading all the information below or are having problems, please call the office (see contact information to the right).

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP AND PARKING: please read all the information below before clicking on the link to sign up!

Here is the link for the online renewal or new membership and parking.

This link will take you to the system and walk you through the process. You will be able to sign up for a membership plus optional parking pass on a single form with one credit card transaction. You can also pay for a $10 CSUS library card (which will last until June 30; you will pick it up at the Library desk, showing ID). The system will be asking for credit card info to make the payment, but will not retain credit card info once the transaction completes. We will be going to great pains to make sure all of your online data is safe and secure.

You will be asked to provide your mailing address, phone number and email address, all important for receiving Renaissance communications. You will also be asked to list an emergency contact. Have this information handy, as well as your credit card. In addition, you will be asked how you want future Renaissance information (newsletter, catalog, directory) delivered to you: electronically or paper.

Once you have registered, you will get a confirmation email.

SOME TIPS: Type in your credit card number all together (no dashes or spaces).

PAPER AND MAIL SYSTEM: The form covers both membership and the optional parking pass and library card and you only need to write a single check. Read carefully before you fill one out and mail it in!


You can print out the form, fill it out and mail it and your check to the office (address on the form and also above right).

No matter how you sign up, you are on the current membership rolls. New members will be mailed your membership card and parking pass. You will keep your membership number as long as you stay in Renaissance.

IMPORTANT: CSUS construction projects have caused big changes in parking on campus. Check out details on the Parking page.

On Jan. 15, the list of spring classes will be available. Those who said when signing up that they want one will get a paper catalog mailed to them; for them and those who opted out of a printed catalog, all the classes will be on this website. Starting on Jan. 15, you will be able to sign up for seminars, either online or by calling or emailing the leaders. For more information on seminar registration and links to the seminar offerings, check the Seminars page.

New members: Plan to attend our Orientation to the Renaissance Society on Friday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m., in Hinde Auditorium on the first floor of the CSUS University Union. You will learn all about how Renaissance works!

Both new and returning members can also attend Rendezvous that day at 12 noon in the Ballrooms near Hinde for information about all the spring seminars and programs. You can also sign up for seminars at the Rendezvous.

Classes begin on Feb. 2 and end May 4. Look at the Calendar for details about the semester schedule.

Any Renaissance Society member who turns 90 before July 1 is eligible for Honorary Membership and no longer has to pay membership dues. Contact the office about this.

membership heat map
Where do Renaissance members live? All over! The bigger the circle, the more members in that area!
Map by Tom Holt