Learning for a Lifetime

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Program Overview

Fairfield University’s Learning for a Lifetime program fosters continued learning for intellectually curious adults over the age of 50. The program provides opportunities for enrichment, education, and exploration of the arts, humanities, and the social and natural sciences through a spectrum of courses and special interest programs.

Participants may audit one or two undergraduate courses, exchange ideas, and take trips of cultural and historical interest. There are no papers to write and no exams to take.

Learning for a Lifetime members also enjoy special privileges such as:

  • Fairfield University ID card
  • Free on-campus parking in designated lots
  • Access to the full services of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library
  • Discounted tickets to select Quick Center performances
  • Use of the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreational Complex (additional discount fee applies)
  • Access to the myriad lectures taking place on campus each semester.


Audit a Class

Open House for the Spring 2020 semester will be held on campus in the Aloysius P. Kelley S.J. Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each semester, Fairfield University publishes a catalogue of available courses and the days and times when the courses are offered. Courses may be audited on a space available basis or by special permission from a faculty member.

Tuition to audit one course is $275, exclusive of textbooks, and tuition to audit two courses is $530. Accompanying spouses can also audit one course at a reduced rate of $255. Please note that fees are subject to change.

Albert M. Loch Scholarship

Each year, the Albert M. Loch Learning for a Lifetime Scholarship Award is presented to two deserving Fairfield University students (one at the undergraduate and one at the graduate level) from funds raised by the membership during the year.

The scholarship provides tuition for up to three credits and is available to students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Please contact Elizabeth Hastings at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2688 to learn more about contributing to this fund or for further information regarding Learning for a Lifetime opportunities.

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