FAQs

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 UWGB’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 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.  The LLI Catalog lists all current courses and is on our website: www.uwgb.edu/lli

When and where are classes held?                     

Classes usually meet for 2 hours once a week, either from 10:00 AM to noon or from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, with a 15 minute break during the class.   Many classes are held on the UWGB 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 the National Railroad Museum.

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 specifically 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 30 courses that fit their schedule
  • Free parking for classes on the UWGB campus
  • Opportunity to register for any of LLI’s popular educational/enrichment/fun trips and tours
  • All LLI publications, including The newsletter and the Fall and Spring Course Catalog
  • Invitations to all LLI social events, including the Fall Kickoff, Holiday Social, and Spring Fling
  • Access to LLI’s Lending Library, which has an extensive collection of educational DVD films
How do I join LLI? 
Registration information is included in the Catalog, available on line:  www.uwgb.edu/lli
 
For more information, contact the LLI office: 
Phone:  920-465-2356
Email:    LLI@uwgb.edu
Mail:      Lifelong Learning Institute - IS1040
              UW-Green Bay
              2420 Nicolet Drive

              Green Bay, WI  54311

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