Lifelong Learning

Our popular Lifelong Learning Institute classes are designed especially for adults 55 and older, and a reduced senior rate applies. While we offer a wide variety of enrichment courses for adults of all ages, we remain appreciative of your years of curiosity, commitment to growth and learning, and your support of COD programs. We believe that learning never stops. Come join us at one of our classes.

Lifelong Learning Institute classes are in a range of topic areas such as art and hobby, health and wellness, humanities and more. Offerings have included bridge, digital camera skills, computer skills, painting, Tai Chi, Chinese health balls, as well as seminars on the Cold War Chill, Literary Gems, King Arthur, early Illinois, Radical Islam and Presidential Character. 

Upcoming Programs 

Lunch Break Lectures

Join us for our popular Lunch Break Lectures, which are free and open to the public. Lectures are scheduled on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118. Check back for upcoming topics.

  • April 9: Everyone Can Learn to Draw
  • April 23: Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's Death
  • May 7: You Can Use a Computer at Any Age

See the Lifelong Learning Institute schedule of classes in the current Continuing Education catalog.

Let us know what kind of Lifelong Learning programs you'd like us to offer. We know that you also have a wealth of life experiences, and we encourage you to submit a course proposal or call us at the number below if you would like to teach a course.  

Please take a few minutes to share your opinions - complete the Lifelong Learning Survey

Register today!

To register, or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785