The Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College is located two
miles north of the main campus.
The property was a gift of the late Alice Curtis Desmond, a
wealthy author and photographer who lived in the mansion until her
death in October 1990. Mrs. Desmond was the widow of a former state
senator, Thomas C. Desmond. His interest in botany prompted him to
cultivate a wide variety of trees and shrubs, making the Alice and
Thomas Desmond arboretum a well-known local feature.
The Desmond Campus houses the Center for Community and
Educational Services (CCES) and accommodates special events. The
center has a computer educational center that is linked to the main
A yoga class at the Desmond Campus.
The programs offered through the Desmond Campus support the
goals of Mount Saint Mary College in providing learning
opportunities and enrichment for residents of the greater Hudson
Valley. These are non-credit educational programs. Classes are
offered days, evenings, and Saturdays at the Desmond Campus on a
CCES organizes several bus trips to arts events or historical
sites each year. The courses and instructors get rave reviews from
the students, who are very pleased at the variety of courses
offered and the quality of instruction. In the year 2009, over
2,000 people took classes at the Desmond Campus, over 700 people
went on trips, and 225 people were enrolled in the Exploritas
Take a look at our latest offerings in our Spring 2013 Noncredit Classes
and Events Catalog.
You can register
online, mail in the registration form from the catalog, or call
us to register at 845-565-2076.
Find out about our Community Education Noncredit programs, Road Scholars, and L.I.F.E. programs (for 55+), defensive driving
and pre-licensing classes.
To request further information or a brochure from the Community
Education area, please call 845-565-2076. Our fax number is
845-565-4199. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The back porch of the house has panoramic Hudson River views.