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Life, Leisure & Community

For the Love of Learning and Connection

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

CCSU’s Office of Continuing Education offers non-credit education that is friendly, stimulating and informal.  There are no tests and no grades!  You will join a learning community that is full of diversity, conversation, stimulation and friendship.

Expand Your Horizons.  Meet New Friends. 

Scholars For Life!  Speaking Series

Scholars For Life! Speaking Series begins March 7, 2019.  You can register for individual talks, a half membership or a full membership at any time. We will prorate the total.  All talks are listed below. Call Christa Sterling at 860-832-2277 or email at for information or to enroll in an event.

Citizens over the age of 62 are eligible to take college-credit classes at CCSU with the tuition waived. Registration is based on available space.

Learn in an Engaging Environment.

Expand Your Horizons.
Meet New Friends.
We continually add programs, so check back often!

CCSU is the first university in CT to join the Age-Friendly University (AFU) global network.  CCSU is proud to join a growing number of institutions who have adopted the 10 AFU principles.  Click here to review.

CCSU partners with AARP to offer a variety of free programs to the community. 

Life & Leisure #3

Life Long Learning is a great way to keep your mind sharp!  The Speaking Series is a great program at CCSU – diverse subjects, well done! 

Gary Robinson, New Britain Resident and Life-long Learner!

Life & Leisure #2

I go to the fitness center to exercise my muscles, and I go to CCSU’s Life & Leisure Speaking Series to exercise my brain!  I have a high ‘curiosity quotient (CQ)” so the variety of topics covered in this series helps to satisfy my CQ.  It’s said that curiosity killed the cat, but for me curiosity makes for a more interesting life!

Reverend Dolores, Avid Life-long Learner!

Life & Leisure #1

Education is still important to us and now through the CCSU Continuing Education, ‘Life & Leisure Speaking Series’ it’s also fun again.  Thank You!”

Nick ’70 and JoAnn, Active Life-long Learners!

View Our Upcoming Programs

JFK After His Centennial: Why His Legacy Matters in the 21st Centur

Mr. Steve Kliger

Center for Public Policy & Social Research


Date: 9/19/19
Day/Time: Thursday 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Who Is In Charge?  You or Your Brain?

Dr. James C. Malley Emeritus

Counselor Education & Family Therapy


Date: 10/3/19
Day/Time: Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How the 2020 Election is Shaping Up!

Dr. Robbin Smith

Political Science 

Date: 10/24/19
Day/Time: Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be over 50 to attend any Life, Leisure & Community Programs?

Most of the programs are scheduled to cater to our retired audience, however, anyone can attend.  Just be sure you can keep up with them!

Are there any discounts?

  Check back for our 2019 listing coming soon!

Are there any free events?

Yes.  AARP hosts many events on CCSU’s campus, and these events are free.

Where do I park?

Each individual event will have specific driving and parking instructions.  The events are at various locations, and we will provide the closest parking option.

Is there assistance to the event location?

Yes.  We have handicap parking at every location.  However, because we are a campus and you cannot drive to the front door of most buildings, we use a golf cart to transport those that need assistance.  Please let us know when you register if you require assistance.  Only authorized personnel can drive the carts, so we need to plan ahead.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Christa Sterling 860-832-2277;

Judy Ratcliffe 860-832-2276;

Need a little more information?

Complete the form below and we will be in touch!