Spring-Only Membership
Coming Soon!

Parking Info

How To Participate

Mailing Address:
Renaissance Society
CSU, Sacramento
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6074

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

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


Most Renaissance Society memberships go from July 1 to June 30 and cost $80 (optional parking is $20). However, spring-only memberships are available for $45 (parking $10).

You can sign up either online, with a credit card, or with a paper application and a check, mailed to the Renaissance Office.

Both ways will be available soon, probably in late December or early January. Check back here!

A list of spring classes will be on this website in mid-January.

In the meantime, plan to attend our Introduction to the Renaissance Society on Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m., in Hinde Auditorium on the first floor of the CSUS University Union. You will learn all about how Renaissance works!

Dues Increase Explanation

Dear Members,

This is to advise you that our membership continues to rapidly grow; we are now approaching 2,000 members. Our demographic (65 years and older) is the fastest growing in the nation; the most recent forecasts predict it will increase even faster over the next several years. We expect to have a membership of between 3,000 and 4,000 in five years!

There are three inevitable, significant increases in costs we will incur to manage this growth:

  1. New Internet Technology System, as our current staff will simply not be able to accommodate the new projected growth.
  2. Additional staff or an "overseer" to monitor the new IT System.
  3. Charges for Classrooms will begin in 2017 due to CSUS financial constraints.

We estimate these new costs to mean an additional $90,000 to $100,000 in annual expenses.

Our projected growth and these looming costs were presented to the Renaissance Board of Directors, resulting in a unanimous vote for a dues increase of $20 per year. This will make the annual dues for a member $80 per year (July 1 to June 30) and $45 for a half year (members who join in early Spring or January to June 30).

Please note our last dues increase was 20 years ago, in 1994.

The new $20 increase will be effective July 1.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Renaissance Society Board of Directors