Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning
Due to CoVid-19, all CALL classes are being offered remotely. While CALL members are welcome to come and enjoy our beautiful campus grounds, access to all college buildings is restricted.
Keene State’s Institute for Learning in Retirement is the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL). The program is affiliated through the Institute Network with the internationally known Road Scholar program.
CALL is an educational program aimed at seniors and/or retired folks. The difference between Road Scholar and Institutes for Lifelong Learning like CALL is that the institutes are typically non-residential.
Our classes are lead by members, community experts, and Keene State faculty. Classes are offered for eight weeks in the fall and eight weeks in the spring, with a four-week “mini-session” offered in January and February.
CALL members support Keene State students through the CALL Wonderment scholarship. They also generously donate to the CALL Program Fund to support CALL initiatives like gatherings and teas, field trips, and classroom sound systems. Donate here!
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Due to CoVid-19, all CALL session are offered entirely online, and a membership fee will not be required.
Winter Term (4 weeks) - Classes will be held from January 24 to February 18. All classes will be online. Registration will begin December 13 and will be online through this website.
Spring Term (8 weeks) - Classes will be held from March 7 to April 29. Registration will begin in February.
Please join our electronic newsletter list to receive regular email updates about the CALL program including special events and announcements of upcoming classes.
Inclement Weather Policy
Fortunately, learning remotely means that snow days are no longer an issue! When holding classes on campus during average winter weather conditions, Keene State College and the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning shall remain open for all regular operations, including classes and events. We encourage all members to make responsible choices, and to consider the potential for slippery walking conditions in our parking lots and sidewalks when making their decision. Some instructors may elect not to hold classes, despite the college remaining open. Please ask your instructor about his or her specific cancellation policy. CALL will be cancelled whenever the college declares curtailed operations. CALL may also close if most faculty have cancelled their class, or if the Physical Plant staff request that we do so. College-wide curtailed operations are announced on local radio and television stations as well as on the www.keene.edu website. CALL-specific cancellations are announced via email and on the www.keene.edu website.
Eating on Campus? Ordinarily, the the College offers a variety of options! These are currently closed to the public due to Covid.
Keene State College was one of the original five schools to host Elderhostel (now known as Road Scholar) at its founding back in the early 1970’s. After a long hiatus, Elderhostel returned to KSC in the early 1990’s when a former Dean of Arts and Humanities, Michael Haines, re-introduced a Summer Elderhostel program.
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