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An Older Student shares her remarkable story.
We proudly run the Garden for All Ages.
Our Empty Bowl event raises funds to fight hunger.
For more than 20 years, the Intergenerational Urban Institute at Worcester State University has been providing community service opportunities for students of all ages to meet the challenges that face greater Worcester. We are the outreach arm of the Urban Studies Department, and we invite you to participate in IUI programs through Urban Studies practicums or as volunteers.
Through IUI programs, you can:
We also bring community members to campus:
Older Student RegistrationMassachusetts residents age 60 and older are entitled to free tuition
courses on a space available basis at all public higher education
institutions (by state law). The IUI administers older student registration prior to fall and spring semesters. Eligible older students register directly with the Registrar's Office for undergraduate courses and the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education for evening and graduate courses for winter and summer sessions.
In addition to the tuition waiver granted by the state, by vote of Worcester State University’s Board of Trustees, fees for eligible senior citizens who enroll in undergraduate or graduate classes at WSU are also waived.If you are an older student, you:
Remember that these classes are only for viewing. You will need to wait until the next Older Student Registration date to register in person. Also some of these classes may be filled with traditional paying students before the next older student registration date, so think about a few courses you may like to take in case your first or second choice is unavailable.Note: If you are a matriculated student, you may register for classes prior to the older student registration day.
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