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About Lifelong Learning

In collaboration with the Office of the Registrar, the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education’s Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning offers the UM Lifelong Learners Program, to senior students 65 years or older. Through this program, seniors may enroll in one academic course (up to 4 credit hours) that is being offered during the spring, fall or combined summer sessions tuition-free.* The Lifelong Learners attend class with University of Mississippi students on any UM campus.

* The Lifelong Learner Scholarship covers base tuition only for one course (up to 4 hours).

Sound a bit scary? It’s not! Lifelong Learners, faculty, and students alike love it—and it’s so easy!

 

Steps to becoming a UM Lifelong Learner:

  1. If taking undergraduate level courses†:  complete a University undergraduate application for admission at least 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Your major field of study will be “Undecided” unless you plan to pursue a degree. If you do not plan to pursue a degree, you will need to select “Non-Degree Seeking.” Transcripts and other documentation will be required, if you plan to pursue a degree. Please print and save the confirmation of your online application for your records.
  2. If you are attempting to take graduate-level courses†:  complete a University graduate application for admission at least 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Your major field of study will either be “Non-Degree Seeking” or select a Program of Study. Please print out and save the confirmation of your online application for your records. Transcripts and other documentation will be required.†
  3. If you are taking a class on the main campus, on the day classes begin, please go to the Registrar’s Office in 104 Martindale Student Services Center on All-American Drive to register for your class. If you are taking classes at one of the regional campuses, personnel at that specific campus will be available to assist you on the first day of classes.
  4. After registering for your class, you will need to secure a parking decal through the University of Mississippi’s Department of Parking and Transportation. There are several options. If you are taking classes at one of the regional campuses, personnel at that specific campus will be available to assist you with parking decals.
  5. If you wish to have your own UM Student ID, you may go to the Student ID Center located in the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies/Former Athletics’ Office Lobby, which is directly across the street from Martindale, and to the side of Turner Center, at your convenience. Your card will be active once you have registered for your class.

If you are a continuing Lifelong Learner, skip this step and go on to Step 3 below.

For additional information, contact:
The University of Mississippi
Office of the Registrar
104 Martindale Student Services Center
University, MS  38677
Phone:  (662) 915-7792
Fax:  (662) 915-7793
Email:  registrar@olemiss.edu
Website:  www.olemiss.edu/registrar

Online Learning

Online courses** operate synchronously–or in step–with the University’s academic calendar and include students from a variety of places and experiences who learn together in Web-based courses. The University of Mississippi offers excellent support services: access to web support specialists, electronic bulletin boards, e-mail accounts, library resources, and instructional guidance. We are committed to your success as a learner, and that means preserving as much as possible the complete classroom experience, even though the class is delivered in a different manner. Courses offered through Online Learning are fully accredited through the University of Mississippi.

Please note that the Lifelong Learner scholarship does not include online course fees. Also, enrollment is on a space available basis. After you have registered for class in the Registrar’s Office, you will be confirmed for the scholarship. You are now registered as an UM student and can attend class!

** In order to register for an online course, you must be in a degree-seeking program.

For additional information or a catalog, contact:
The Office of Online, Summer and Winter Sessions
The University of Mississippi
Post Office Box 9
E.F. Yerby Conference Center
University, MS  38677
Phone:  (662) 915-7036
Fax:  (662) 915-5138
Emails: osw@olemiss.edu and online@olemiss.edu
Website:  online.olemiss.edu

NON-CREDIT CLASSES

The Academic Traveler

Travel is more than visiting places on a map. It’s more than fabulous shopping and exquisite food. Travel is people and cultures. It’s economics and politics. It’s global connections and incredible creatures. That’s why the University of Mississippi created The Academic Traveler, faculty-led adventures that promise fun but so much more. Trips typically consist of one week and are offered several times during the year. Program costs include lodging, tours or other trip-related fees, and ground transportation. Sample themes include City Arts: New York; Tuscany: A Culinary Adventure; and Tanzania: On Location, A Photographic Safari.

Please note that The Academic Traveler does not offer a senior discount.

For additional information, contact:
The Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
Post Office Box 879
The University of Mississippi
University, MS  38677
Phone:  (662) 915-7283
Fax:  (662) 915- 5138
Website:  www.outreach.olemiss.edu/academic_traveler

Southern Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series

The Southern Studies Brown Bag Series seeks to highlight the richness of the Southern environment by exploring cultural events, history, music, food, and all things southern. The Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series takes place each Wednesday at noon in the Barnard Observatory Lecture Hall during the regular academic year unless otherwise noted.

For additional information, contact:
The Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Barnard Observatory
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS  38677-1848
Phone:  (662) 915-5993
Fax:  (662) 915-5814
Email:  cssc@olemiss.edu
Website:  southernstudies.olemiss.edu

Communiversity Classes

Every semester and during the summer months, the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education offers non-credit classes and workshops in a variety of areas. The options are always interesting and fun. You can find yourself mastering the tango, the computer, and your time in one semester! Current classes can be found at www.olemiss.edu/communiversity

About Communiversity Registration

Located in the E.F. Yerby Center on Grove Circle at University Avenue, the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education is open year-round (excluding University-observed holidays). Several options for registration are available: online, fax, mail-in, walk-in, or by phone. Our regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration continues until the date the class begins except where noted. For fax, mail-in, and online registration, allow enough time prior to class starting time to process. Most programs have limited enrollment and are filled on a first-come basis. You must register before attending class, and, by enrolling early, you ensure your place in the class of your choice.

Fees

Fees are due at the time of registration, whether by mail, fax, phone, online, or in person. Payment may be made in cash or by check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Fax, phone, and online registrations must be made by credit card. Please do not send cash through the mail. Persons 65 years of age or older can take as many non-credit short courses as they like at a 10 percent (10%) discount on any course with a fee of $30 or more. If the fee is $29 or less, senior citizens must pay the full course fee. The fee for senior citizens is subject to the Division’s refund policy. Note that the discount must be requested at the time of registration. Only one applicable discount per course. Senior discount does not apply to online courses.

Class Cancellations

Classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled. Students will be notified at least 24 hours before the first class meeting. Because telephone contacts must be made during the day, please provide a daytime phone number or one where a message may be left for you. The Division of Outreach and Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel, postpone, limit enrollment, split or combine classes, and change instructors and class locations when necessary.

Class Refunds

Registration fees are refunded for Communiversity courses in full when: 1) the class for which an enrollment was submitted is full, 2) the class is canceled by the University, or 3) the University rejects the enrollment application. A student who withdraws before the first class meeting will receive a refund of registration fees less $10. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing and postmarked or received 48 hours prior to the first class meeting. A student who withdraws after the first class meeting, but before the second, will receive a refund of 70 percent of registration fees. In no case, however, will the 30 percent retained by the University be less than $5. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing and received prior to the second class meeting. Fax withdrawals will NOT be accepted.

Students with Disabilities

Accommodations will be made for students with disabilities. Please call Mary Leach at (662) 915-7847 for more information.

If you have a question, problem, or course suggestion, please contact:

Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
E.F. Yerby Conference Center
University Avenue at Grove Loop
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 879
University, MS 38677-879
Phone:  (662) 915-7283
Fax:  (662) 915-5138
E-mail:  mleach@olemiss.edu
www.olemiss.edu/communiversity