COVID-19 Updates See our Phoenix Forward page.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is LLI?

It’s a volunteer member-led program offering a wide variety of non-credit classes and other personal enrichment activities to its 1000+ members, all of whom enjoy learning for its own sake. There are no tests, no papers, no grades, no academic or age prerequisites. All classes are taught by unpaid volunteer presenters. The program is sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement but is led and run by LLI volunteers. New members are welcome! Come join us!

What kind of classes and personal enrichment opportunities does LLI offer?

LLI typically offers more than 300 different classes each year on a wide variety of topics and in a variety of formats, including classroom and online lectures, discussions, field trips, hands-on arts and crafts and technology courses, and classes focused on exercising the body as well as the mind. Many courses involve only one or two class sessions; a few courses involve four or more.

Course topics range from A (Astronomy) to Z (Zumba dancing) and include particularly popular courses like Digital Photography, American Musical Theater, Oil Painting, Financial Planning, Cooking, Einstein, Shakespeare, Evolution, Art Appreciation, Biking, Great Composers, Yoga and hundreds of others. View the LLI Course Catalog for a list of all current courses.

When and where are classes held?

Classes usually meet for 2 hours once a week, either from 10 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 3 p.m., with a 15 minute break during the class. Many classes are held on the UW-Green Bay campus, and free campus parking is included with LLI membership. Some classes are held at off-campus sites such as the Neville Public Museum and local Village Halls and Community Centers.

What are the general benefits of membership in LLI?
LLI functions essentially as a kind of “health club for the mind,” providing its members with multiple and varied opportunities to exercise their minds and bodies, pursue their creative interests, and meet new people and make new friends. There are also volunteer opportunities.


What is the annual membership fee, and what do I get for that fee?
The current annual fee is $125 (which averages out to less than $10.50 per month), and annual memberships run either from September 1 to August 31 or from January 1 to December 31. Members receive these specific benefits:
  • Opportunity to register for up to 25 courses that fit their schedule
  • Free parking for classes on the UW-Green Bay campus
  • Opportunity to register for any of LLI’s popular educational/enrichment/fun trips and tours
  • All LLI publications, including the newsletter 
  • Invitations to all LLI social events, including the Fall Kickoff, Holiday Social and Spring Fling
  • Access to the LLI Lending Library, which has an extensive collection of educational DVD films
What is the LLI Cancellation/Refund Policy?
UW-Green Bay Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) reserves the right to cancel any LLI courses due to conditions beyond reasonable control, including, but not limited to low enrollment, disaster, inclement weather, health emergency, unavailability of supplies, acts of God or any other circumstance. In the case of course cancellations, full or partial annual membership fees will not be refunded.  Any course specific fees for cancelled courses not already in session will be refunded.
How do I join LLI?
Go to our 'Course Catalog/Register section of our website on the left side of this screen.

For more information, contact the LLI office. Email is preferred.
Phone:  920-465-2356
Mail:      Lifelong Learning Institute - IS 1040
              UW-Green Bay
              2420 Nicolet Drive

              Green Bay, WI 54311

Return to the top of the page