In the Lifelong Learners program, senior students 65 years or older may enroll in one undergraduate academic course of up to four credit hours being offered that particular semester tuition-free*. Lifelong Learners attend class with Ole Miss students on any UM campus. Sound a bit scary? It’s not! Lifelong Learners, faculty, and students alike love it–and it’s so easy!
* Includes base tuition only; online course fees, special class fees and/or any non-resident fees are not included.
The Lifelong Learner Scholarship covers base tuition for one course in the fall semester, spring semester, and the combined summer sessions. The scholarship is not available for Winter Intersession, May Intersession, or August Intersession.
To become a Lifelong Learner:
1. Complete an University undergraduate application for admission at least 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Your major field of study will be "Undecided." You will select "Special" for "Type of Student" and "Non-Degree Seeking." Please print out and save the confirmation of your online application for your records. No transcripts are required unless you are pursuing a degree. (If you are a continuing Lifelong Learner, skip this step and go on to Step 2 below.)
2. If you are taking a class on campus, on the day classes begin, go to the Registrar’s Office in 104 Martindale Student Center on All-American Drive to register for your class.
** 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 Ole Miss student and can attend class!
3. If you wish to have your own Student ID, you may go to the Student ID Center on the south side of Johnson Commons near the Chapel at your convenience. Your card will be active once you have registered for your class.
For additional information, contact: email@example.com or click here to visit the Office of the Registrar website.
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.
* The Lifelong Learning scholarship does not include online course fees, special class fees and/or any non-resident fees. The scholarship is not available for Winter Intersession, May Intersession, or August Intersession.
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, New York; Florence: A Culinary Adventure; and On Photographic Safari in Tanzania.
* The Academic Traveler does not offer a senior discount.
For additional information, contact: (662) 915-6511 or click here to visit the Academic Traveler website.
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: (662) 915-5993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every semester and during the summer months, the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education offers 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 here.
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: Internet, fax, mail-in, walk-in, and phone. Please see program specifics. Our regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Registration continues until the date your class begins except where noted. For fax, mail-in, and Internet registration, please allow enough time prior to class starting time to process. All 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 are due at the time of registration, whether by mail, fax, phone, Internet, or in person. Payment may be made in cash or by check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Fax, phone, and Internet 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 noncredit short courses as they like at a 10 percent discount on any course with a fee of $26 or more. If the fee is $25 or less, senior citizens must pay the full course fee. The fee for senior citizens is subject to the divisional refund policy. Please 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.
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 supply your 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.
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 (662) 915-1299 for more information.
If you have a question, problem, or course suggestion, please contact:
Ms. Jonnie Fitch
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
E.F. Yerby Conference Center
University Avenue at Grove Loop
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: (662) 915-7283