Lifelong Learning



Wichita State University will be offering ten NEW 0.5 credit-hour (non-degree) courses for Fall 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


Fall 2020 Lifelong Learning Courses

NEW this year, 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 on YouTube. Students who select this option will receive a link via email each week to view the class on their own device. Students can choose to watch the link live during the class time or can watch 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 on YouTube anytime.

The Geology of Natural Disasters
Mondays: August 3, 10, 17 and 24

Introduction to Meteorology
Tuesdays: August 4, 11, 18 and 25

History in Film
Wednesdays: August 5, 12, 19 and 26

Kansas and World War II
Thursdays: August 6, 13, 20 and 27

The Stories of Kansas Pioneer Women
Fridays: August 7, 14, 21 and 28

Shakespeare II
Tuesdays: September 8, 15, 22 and 29

National Politics
Wednesdays: September 9, 16, 23 and 30

Preserving Family Treasures
Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24 and October 1

From Prohibition to Populism
Fridays: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2

How to Listen to Jazz
Mondays: September 14, 21, 28 and October 5


WellREP/Balance and Cardio Dance Classes

Wichita State University is once again offering WellREP and Balance and Cardio Dance Classes for Fall 2020. Classes will be offered both in-person and online.

Check back soon for more information concerning schedules and class descriptions.


Enroll NOW!

These courses are FREE to students 60+ years of age who enroll prior to September 11, 2020. After September 11, applicable fees will apply.*

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.

*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.



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.