Free senior guest auditing of classes at UW-Madison

January 4, 2010


You’re never too old to learn — and if you’re old enough, you can take advantage of a terrific educational freebie: Wisconsin residents age 60 and older may audit hundreds of UW-Madison credit courses at no cost.

According to information from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Senior Guest Auditors, “sit in on lecture courses and learn from top UW faculty without the obligations of tests, papers, homework, or class participation.” If this sounds too much like your classroom experience in the Sixties, then you’re probably over 60 and this is your opportunity to learn all about the subjects you slept through when you were an undergraduate.

In order to become a Senior Guest Auditor, you must apply to and be admitted as a UW-Madison Special student and complete the class enrollment. According to OLLI, “There are seven steps, which must be followed in order to participate in the Senior Guest Auditing program.”

A general information session to learn more about the Senior Guest Auditing program is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by calling (608) 262-5823.

If you wish to learn more about the Senior Guest Auditing program but are unable to attend the January 6th information session, you may call the Continuing Studies Adult and Student Services Center at (608) 263-6960.

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