Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning
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. All classes are held on Fridays.
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A mandatory annual (September - August) membership fee of $45 is required for students signing up for the fall and spring 8 week sessions. Membership is not required for 4 week mini-sessions. Membership gives members discounts on Keene State events and provides access to selected Keene State facilities.
Participants may take up to four courses for one low registration fee of $85 paid per semester. Limited scholarships are available to cover the $85 semester registration fee–contact email@example.com for more information.
- Fall Session - Fridays, September 27 to November 15, 2019. Registration is now open! The fall course listing and registration packet is now available. Priority will be given to forms received by Thursday, August 22, at 12 noon, but registration continues until classes are full.
- Winter Session - Fridays, January 31 to February 21, 2020 (snow date, if needed, will be February 28)
- Spring Session - Fridays, March 13 to May 1, 2020
Inclement Weather Policy
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. Curtailed operations are announced on local radio and television stations as well as on the www.keene.edu website.
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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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