Lifelong learning is the pursuit of knowledge, skills, and personal development throughout our lives. It is a wonderful way to keep our brains healthy and strengthen our knowledge about the world around us.
We invite you to take a look at upcoming classes that you can take at our local universities as a way to expand your knowledge, learn new skills, and dive deep into topics of interest.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UConn is a member-driven program offering non-credit learning experiences (courses, lectures, and special events) to all adults who are 50 or older and want to engage socially and intellectually with their peers as teachers and learners. OLLI also provides fertile ground for the exchange of ideas and diverse opportunities for partnership with other cultural, educational, and arts organizations. Learn more about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Courses and events are primarily held at the UConn campus in Waterbury, CT along with a few off-site course locations each session. In-person courses meet on Fridays, and online classes are held during the week. View Winter 2024 Class Catalog
Registration for Classes Opens: Friday, November 10th, 2023
Semester Dates: January 8th, 2024 – February 2nd, 2024
Western Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society. Connecticut senior citizens over 62 years of age may register for classes by sending their application to the Registrar’s Office. Registration opens just before the start of the semester on a space-available basis. Learn more about Western Connecticut State University
Senior Registration for Classes Opens: Friday, January 12th, 2024
Classes Begin: Thursday, January 18th, 2024
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) welcomes older adults to study at the university as full-time, degree-seeking, or part-time non-degree students. To get started, please apply with the Visiting Student Application (no application fee). Tuition is waived for any resident of Connecticut sixty-two years of age or older. Learn more about Southern Connecticut State University
Deadlines: Southern welcomes students year-round to study as a non-degree seeking student
For more online classes and events, visit our Events Calendar.