Lifelong Learning

UR online courses

Online courses, certificate programs, and degree programs are available from all six University schools: Arts Sciences & Engineering, Eastman School of Music, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Simon Business School, and Warner School of Education.

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Continuing education courses

Tuition discounts are offered for alumni to take classes, either in-person or online, for intellectual enrichment or professional development. For more information, please visit the Office of Summer and Continuing Studies.

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Take advantage of Coursera, a provider of massive open online courses for non-credit academic offerings. The University of Rochester is proud to offer courses on this platform.

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Webinar library

Expand your knowledge and reward your curiosity through these virtual lectures and presentations that showcase the very best of Rochester.

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Rochester forum

Offered twice a year in Rochester, the Rochester Forum event provides senior alumni and their guests unique opportunities to hear from leading University deans, faculty members, and researchers. These presentations have helped to expand the understanding of issues related to health and wellness, politics, medicine, the environment, and the arts. The Rochester Forum is supported and advised by the members of the Lifelong Learning Advisory Council.

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Travel club

Join alumni, parents, friends, and renowned Rochester faculty members for exciting worldwide explorations designed for the inquisitive lifelong learner. If you are seeking new cultural experiences and enjoy group travel, this is the program for you.

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Virtual book club

Launched in the spirit of strengthening lifelong learning, this exciting initiative encourages our UR community around the world to connect, share recommendations, and virtually discuss thought-provoking titles on a variety of topics.

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