Welcome Future Students

Woman and Flowers

Thank you for your interest in the Gerontology Program at Sacramento State. Please read about our Ambassador Program and Prospective Student Advising below. Explore the rest of our website to gain a full view of what the Gerontology Program at Sacramento State has to offer!

Gerontology Programs Information Meetings

Dr. Cheryl Osborne, Director of the Gerontology Program, holds advising sessions for prospective students each semester. Anyone interested in enrolling in any of our programs (Major, Minor, or Special Master's) should attend one of these sessions. She will provide you with an overview of each of the programs, and will answer any specific questions you may have. These sessions provide you an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with Dr. Osborne and with the program.

Fall 2018 Meetings

Friday meetings held in Benicia 1005

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM; Location TBD
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM; Location TBD
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Location TBD 

Please RSVP by filling out this online form. Those who RSVP at least 7 days before the meeting will be eligible to receive a visitor parking permit. If you need a permit, be sure to check the box. Permits will be available at Information Booth #2 (on the south, Hwy 50 side of campus) on the day of the meeting. To view a campus parking map, click here. If you RSVP less than 7 days in advance, you may still attend, but you will have to purchase a daily parking permit.

Gerontology Student Ambassador Program

In 2008, Student Ambassadors Nancy Murrish and Jennifer Silmaro began working to put together an informative presentation about Gerontology and how the study of aging can be incorporated into a variety of educational interests and career goals. In 2009, Jennifer and a new Ambassador, Kate Madaus, took the presentation "on the road," presenting to various groups on the Sacramento State campus, at community colleges, etc. In 2011 Diane Walsh updated the presentation, and spoke to classes and groups on and off campus throughout the Spring semester.

Gerontology PowerPoint Presentation
Download and print the up-to-date Powerpoint presentation for your reference.

Gerontology Presentation Video
With Jen Silmaro, Kate Madaus and Jessica Coppola
Filmed at Sacramento City College in 2009, but applicable to anyone currently interested in Gerontology.