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.

What is the Renaissance Society?

"I don't believe in aging at all. Aging is a losing concept. Our group believes in learning and staying alive and active and teaching."— Robert Heilman, a retired CSUS social work professor who helped found the Renaissance Society in 1986 (he died on Dec. 23, 2018, at the age of 90)

We are Sacramento–area older adults who want to learn about new topics, meet new people and have a lot of fun.

It is participatory. That means we members come up with the ideas for all the seminars and we lead them. Most of us are not professional teachers, but we are enthusiastic about Lifelong Learning. The list of seminars is limited only by the imagination of our members.

We members run not only the seminars, but everything that keeps Renaissance going! And we need members' help. Find out ways you can participate in keeping Renaissance great.

Membership is open to all older adults who wish to engage in participatory learning. No college degree is required for membership—just the wisdom that comes with experience and the curiosity that sustains interest in learning.

The annual membership fee covers seminars during the year; an optional fee provides a campus parking permit good on Fridays. For $10 paid to the library, you are granted campus library privileges for the school year. You can also join The Well, the campus fitness center.

Go to the Membership page for information on joining.