Wichita State University will be offering ten off-campus 0.5 credit-hour (non-degree) workshops/courses for fall 2019 designed primarily for students 60+ years of age.

Please be aware that you will be receiving a 1098-T tax form from WSU. Even though you were auditing the classes and some of the fees could be scholarshipped by the University, we are required by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) to provide you with a 1098-T form. For more information regarding the 1098-T please visit www.wichita.edu/1098t.

Fall 2019 Lifelong Learning Courses

For the Fall 2019 Lifelong Learning course brochure, click here.


Catholic Care Center Shepherd’s Crossing

  • "Oceanography: Journey into the Abyss," Mondays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • "Introduction to Shakespeare," Mondays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Haysville Senior Center

  • "Current Events and Timely Topics," Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Reflection Ridge Retirement Resort

  • "Early American Poetry and Ecology," Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25 & October 2, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

WSU Metropolitan Complex

  • "The Artists of Kansas and the Visual Images That Shaped Our State," Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Kansas Masonic Home

  • "Life Along the Santa Fe Trail, Park 1," Fridays, September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Larksfield Place

  • "The History of WSU," Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Regent

  • "Transforming Your Life Story Through Focus and Craft," Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Via Christi Georgetown

  • "Science Sounds Like Fun," Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kansas Masonic Home

  • "Dirt, Grit and Jello Salad," Fridays, October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Enroll NOW

These courses are FREE to students 60+ years of age who enroll prior to September 13, 2019. After September 13, applicable fees will apply.* To begin the registration process for these classes, senior citizens must complete and submit an application/registration form. Applications can be taken to the business office at one of the course locations, or mailed to:

Office for Workforce, Professional & Community Education
1845 Fairmount Street, Box 136
Wichita, KS 67260-0136

Once you are registered, all you need to do is show up at the first day of class and present a Medicare card or driver's license to validate age. In addition, you will be required to pay all fees (via check or cash only) at your first class.

Students who are younger than 60 years of age can enroll in these courses, but will pay regular tuition and fees. If you're younger than 60 and have NOT previously been admitted to WSU, you can apply here. If you've already been admitted as a student at WSU, you can register for these classes through the myWSU portal. You will need the CRN number for the courses in which you would like to register. The CRN number and additional details for each course can be found in the course brochure.

Space is limited, enroll today!


For questions, contact Community Education at 316-978-3731 or LifelongLearning@wichita.edu. The information on this page applies only to the courses offered at the designated off-campus locations. For information on senior citizen audits of credit courses located on the main campus or satellite locations, please visit our registration page.

*Per the Kansas Board of Regents' Policy, students 60 years of age and older can enroll as auditors in academic credit courses when space is available without paying tuition. The only cost to these students are any applicable workshop fees and lab/special course fees. In addition, seniors citizens who have not previously been enrolled at WSU must pay a one-time application fee of $25.00.