Wichita State University will be offering eight off-campus 0.5 credit-hour (non-degree) workshops/courses for Spring 2020 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.

Spring 2020 Lifelong Learning Courses

For the course brochure, click here.


Catholic Care Center Shepherd’s Crossing

  • "Grimm or Not So Grim?," Mondays, February 10, 17, 24 & March 2, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Larkfield Place

  • "Twilight of the Buffalo-The Destruction of the Kansas Herd-1868-1874," Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25 & March 3, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • "From Prohibition to Populism:  How Kansas Made a Name for Itself," Thursdays, March 19, 26 & April 2, 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Oxford Villa Active Senior Apartments

  • "The War of the Romantics," Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27 & March 5, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Kansas Masonic Home

  • "Legends of the Old West," Fridays, February 14, 21, 28 & March 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • "She Weren’t No Fainting Lily Nor Battle-Axe -- The stories of Kansas Pioneer Women," Fridays, March 20, 27 & April 3, 10, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Downtown Senior Center

  • "Introduction to Meteorology," Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Regent

  • "Introduction to Geology: Understanding Earth," Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Enroll NOW

These courses are FREE to students 60+ years of age who enroll prior to February 13, 2020. After February 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.