Lifelong Learning



Wichita State University will be offering six NEW 0.5 credit-hour (non-degree) courses for Spring 2021 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


Spring 2021 Lifelong Learning Courses

All course work will be offered in-person and online.
In person classes will be held at the Wichita State University Metropolitan Complex located at 5015 E. 29th St. North. Class capacity will be limited to comply with the latest social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are required.

Online classes will be available. Students who select this option will receive a link via email each week to view the class on their own device. Students can watch the the recording at their convenience.

The schedule of courses can be found below. Live in-person classes will meet from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Students who enroll in the online option can access the classes online anytime.

Apocalypse on the Plains: The Locusts of 1874
Mondays; February 1, 8, 15 and 22

Behind the Orchestra
Mondays; March 8, 15, 22 and 29

From Geysers to Glaciers: The Geology of Our National Parks
Tuesdays; March 9, 16, 23 and 30

U.S. Electoral Process: Facts and Fiction
Thursdays; March 11, 18, 25 and April 1

Color Theory in Art, Work, and Life
Mondays; April 12, 19, 26 and May 3

The Legacy of Miles Davis
Tuesdays; April 13, 20, 27 and May 4

Enroll NOW!

Classes are FREE* for students 60+ years old who enroll by February 24, 2021.

*This is made possible by a scholarship which covers all course fees provided by Wichita State University and a tuition waiver provided by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Students 60+ years of age who enroll after February 24, 2021, will incur an application fee and regular course fees.

To register for these classes, senior citizens may call our office at (316) 978-3731 or fill out 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


Space for in-person classes is limited, enroll today!

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 (if applicable).

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.


For questions, contact us at 316-978-3731 or

The information on this page applies only to the courses offered at the designated locations. For information on senior citizen audits of credit courses located on the main campus or satellite locations, please visit their registration page.