LifeLong Learning

A community-based program, run by your neighbors and sponsored by Colgate's Upstate Institute.

About the Program

We are a collaboration between Colgate University and the community to provide adults with ongoing education for the enrichment of their lives in a diversity of fields.

We offer courses in the fall, spring, and summer.

Current Schedule

The program is guided by a board of community members and Upstate staff.

Current Board Members

Program News

Get updates on the LifeLong Learning Program at the Upstate Institute blog.

Become a Member

The LifeLong Learning Program is open to any adult who is interested in continuing to learn and spend time with like-minded individuals.

Apply For Membership

Membership benefits

  • Access to an unlimited number of programs, seminars and special events
  • A 10% discount on books and most items at the Colgate Bookstore*
  • Borrowing privileges at the Case-Geyer Library at Colgate University
  • Discounted admission to the 5:30 p.m. Independent Film Series at the Hamilton Theater


*Colgate Bookstore discount may not be combined with other discounts. Excludes computers, textbooks, consignment, sale items, and restricted brands.

Pricing and Payments

  • Individual membership: $40 / year
  • Family membership: $70 / year


Please make checks payable to LifeLong Learning Program.

Teach a Class

We are always looking for qualified instructors. If you are skilled or knowledgeable in a subject area and interested in teaching others, please complete a Course Proposal by clicking the button below.

Get a printable version of the proposal form here.

Regional Resources

  • Glimmerglass Festival
  • Education Unlimited
    • Education Unlimited is a continuing education organization based in Hamilton, NY, which offers short courses on an unlimited range of subjects.