Important Announcement Regarding the 2021 EXCEL Program

Dear EXCEL Families,

EXCEL for Youth at Sonoma State University has been a part of Sonoma County summers for 37 years. These are unprecedented times for our community, nation, and the world. As we navigate the impact of COVID-19, it is with great disappointment that we must cancel the summer 2021 EXCEL program.

The California State University System, along with Sonoma State University has indicated that the campus will be open for students starting the fall 2021 semester.  We are hopeful that this means the campus will be open for spring 2022 as well, and opens the door for EXCEL to come back to Sonoma State for summer 2022!

During this time if you have any additional questions, please contact Angelica Andrews Buot.

Stay safe and well.

With much appreciation,

John B. Green
Director of Professional Development and International Programs


EXCEL is a unique summer academic enrichment program on the Sonoma State University campus, that offers students ages 9-14, over 60 interactive classes in science, technology, engineering, the arts and more!

EXCEL offers interactive summer classes in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math – S.T.E.A.M. – on the campus of Sonoma State University.

EXCEL is distinctively focused towards fostering and developing essential 21st Century and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration in a hands-on, interactive, fun campus environment!

EXCEL, an award winning program, celebrates its 37th year this summer at Sonoma State, and has served over 23,000 students since 1982.

EXCEL's Federal Tax I.D#: 68-0338225.