Lifetime Learning Institute
The Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College is an all-volunteer organization of about 250 members that sponsors two seven-week semesters, intersession events in January, and special events throughout the year. Our presenters volunteer from our membership, the community and the Bard faculty.
Organization and Membership
LLI is a vibrant organization of people devoted to lifetime learning. The institute is part of a network of similar organizations, the Elderhostel Institute Network, at college campuses throughout the country. Members are encouraged to actively participate in study, discussion and the operation of the institute.
The LLI membership year begins in the fall and ends in the spring. Core classes meet on Fridays from late March to mid-May and from late September to mid-November, in four periods of one hour and fifteen minutes on the campus of Bard College. LLI also offers three to four off-Friday and off-campus classes each semester. Intersession is held in January when eight separate courses are offered.