WUSTL’s Lifelong Learning Institute hosts open house Sept. 8

The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Washington University in St. Louis will host an open house titled “Show Me LLI” for prospective members from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Washington University’s West Campus in Clayton, Mo.

Lifelong Learning Institute

Whitney Curtis

The LLI open house will feature several sample classes.

The event, which will feature an overall orientation followed by several sample classes, is free and open to senior adults ages 55 and older. Refreshments will be served.

LLI offers a variety of courses that emphasize peer learning and active class participation by senior adults.

Classes are not for credit, and there are no exams or grades. Most subjects are offered in three 8-week regular terms (fall, winter and spring) and one 4-week summer session.

Classes meet at Washington University’s West Campus in the building on the northwest corner of Forsyth Boulevard and Jackson Avenue.

“Members join for the sheer love and pleasure of learning,” says Katie Compton, LLI’s executive director. “Having retired, many of our learners finally have the time to read Paradise Lost or study Roman history or the Chinese economy or string theory.

“They benefit from the knowledge and life experience of their classmates and often make new and lasting friendships with people who share their interests,” Compton says.

For more information and to RSVP, visit lli.ucollege.wustl.edu or call (314) 935-4237.

Washington University’s West Campus is located at 7507 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105. Entrances to the parking garage are on Jackson Avenue and Lee Avenue off Forsyth.

About the Lifelong Learning Institute

The Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University in St. Louis offers peer learning through courses in art and architecture, contemporary issues, creative writing, economics, film studies, history, literature, math, science, technology, music and philosophy. Knowledgeable members plan, develop and present the courses and related field trips, workshops, and cultural and social events. When a person enrolls in a course, he or she becomes a member of LLI. Course listings are available online at lli.ucollege.wustl.edu. For more information, call (314) 935-4237.