Lifelong Learning Institute

Lifelong Learning Institute

Fall 2018 Course Proposal: Due by Monday, March 19, 2018

The Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University welcomes new course ideas. If you are interested in developing and teaching a new course, complete the attached proposal form and email it or mail it to the director of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University by the due date. An incomplete proposal will not be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee.

Download the proposal form here.

Lifelong Learning Institute

Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Anderson University is one of over 400 such programs throughout the United States and Canada which now number approximately 100,000 members.

A local LLI is a member-driven organization which presents non-credit short courses for mature learners who want to improve skills, explore new ideas, and interact with interesting and active people.

  • Mature adults are welcome to join.
  • There are no age or educational requirements.
  • While backgrounds may differ, all our participants share a common desire to meet new people and, most importantly, to continue to learn throughout a lifetime.


Our Lifelong Learning Institute schedules courses and events that are interesting, fun, engaging, and may even present an academic challenge; however, all are without written papers, grades, homework, or tests.  (Homework could include reading a story or book in literature courses.)

The LLI Organization

LLI is planned, organized, and governed by a volunteer Board and a Director.

Membership and Benefits

Annual members of the LLI at Anderson University receive an annual membership card and have the following opportunities and perks.

  • Enjoy discounts for ticketed student theater and music events on campus.
  • Enjoy a growing number of ongoing discounts at local businesses.
  • Attend monthly FREE Friday Alive! sessions.
  • Enroll in LLI non-credit courses for a minimal fee.
  • Receive a campus parking pass.
  • Enjoy Anderson University library privileges.
  • Receive special mailings and publications.
  • Participate in social and special events, and build relationships that last a lifetime.
  • Membership dates are effective for January – December or August – July with the annual membership fee of $30 per member.

Click here for a schedule of upcoming theatre and musical presentations.

Here's a list of discounts from local businesses.

Full use of AU's Thrift Library

The Thrift Library building is a 53,000 square foot multipurpose building containing the Thrift Library, the Chapman Multimedia Room, Chapman meeting room, Books & Beans, Vandiver Art Gallery, and Bunton Computer Lab.  The AU Thrift Library is located on Kingsley Road next to the Fine Arts Center and across Kingsley Road from the Watkins Teaching Center/Watkins Hall.

 Discount Prices for Meals at the G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Student Center Dining Commons

By showing the LLI Annual Membership Card, LLI current members receive discounts at the Anderson University G. Ross Anderson Dining Commons (Dining Hall).  It is located on the lower level of the Student Center.

Course Registration

Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received until classes are filled. Students may register via mail, email, or by leaving a phone message. Within two weeks of receiving your registration, we will send a confirmation along with information about classroom location, a parking decal, and a campus map. Annual membership cards will be mailed with confirmations or given to participants during the first session of class.

Gifts to LLI

If you will consider making a gift to Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University, please call the LLI Office at 864-231-5617 for more information about this and other opportunities for LLI friends.

Travel Club

Is travel a learning experience for you?  The AU LLI Travel Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm (September – May) at the Anderson County Library.  Club dues are $10.00 per year; new members may join at any time.  If you would like to learn more, contact President Sallie Moreland at 864-224-4810.

Parking and Safety for Lifelong Learning Classes

Most Lifelong Learning classes meet on the main campus of Anderson University.  A campus map will be included in the registration packet that confirms registration when registering.

Parking on the Main Campus

LLI members are asked to park in white spaces designated for students.

Parking Permits

LLI members receive parking decals that should be displayed on their rearview mirrors while on the Anderson University main campus or Athletic Campus.


If you wish to visit an LLI class or bring a friend to class, please ask for permission in advance by calling 864-231-5617 or by email:


All campus buildings are smoke free.

Meals and Snacks

As indicated with member benefits, LLI members receive meal discounts in the Student Center Dining Commons.

Inclement Weather

If Anderson University classes are canceled, LLI classes are also canceled. School closings are announced in the local news (radio and television) and in the news section of the Anderson University website found on the homepage.

Any Questions?

Use the following contact information for more about Lifelong Learning Institute at Anderson University.

Phone: (864) 231-5617