The Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning is an initiative of Wesleyan University that began in 2009. The thirteenth semester of courses (listed here) will be presented in the spring of 2017. Our intention is to offer such courses each semester in the future, expanding the number and variety of courses in a way that reflects the interests and needs of our community.
Our objective is to use the talents of retired faculty members and current members of the Wesleyan faculty, plus others in our community who are similarly qualified, to present a set of short, intellectually stimulating and lively courses to area residents. These courses are offered at minimal cost, are not part of a degree-granting program, and are designed to offer topics of particular interest to members of our community. Special one-day courses on particular topics will be offered once each semester.
Enrolled students will have access to the academic resources of Wesleyan University, including Olin Library. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the afternoons and early evenings. Parking is available and classrooms are accessible. Classes will be quite small, with a few exceptions, allowing close interactions between instructors and students.