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BSU Senior College

BSU Senior College: lifelong learning for mature adults

BSU Senior College

Bridgewater State University’s Senior College will offer many courses in a virtual learning format during Winter-Spring 2022 semester along with several in-person courses. Virtual courses are offered conveniently for you in the comfort and safety of your own home via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use, once you're set-up, you only need a few clicks to start talking to your peers and instructors online.

Registration for the fall semester will open on Wednesday, July 20th. Check back here for the course catalog and schedule. There are no Senior College courses offered during the summer.


For the affordable fee of $85, you can take as many courses as you like! If you have any questions please contact BSUseniorcollege@bridgew.edu or call 508.531.2570.
 

Our Fall session begins after Labor Day and runs until mid-December. Each course will take place over the course of 6 weeks. Courses will begin in early September, October, and November 2022. Courses will take place on Zoom and in-person. We will offer 10 courses in-person and over 25 courses will take place virtually via Zoom. In-person courses will take place at the Bridgewater Public Library, BSU Attleboro, and the Center for Active Living in Plymouth. Meanwhile, join our email list by clicking the button below and register to attend one of our free special virtual events to learn more about Senior College. 

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Keep Learning! Keep Growing!

Bridgewater State University’s new Senior College offers intellectually stimulating seminars and courses for mature learners (50+). Our six-week courses foster creativity, self-discovery and peer education. Senior College is open to everyone. There are no educational requirements and you do not need to be an alumni of our university. All are welcome!

Affordable

Enroll in as many courses as you like this fall for just a single registration fee of $85.
 

Led by Experts 

Courses led by BSU emeritus faculty, full and part-time faculty, and other distinguished educators in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Senior College is where adults can enjoy learning in a relaxed community of peers among leading scholars and experts who share their interests in exploring both current and historical topics and traditional disciplines. Our members come from all walks of life and bring diverse backgrounds to the classroom setting.

Are you 90 or over? 
Then you can receive a FREE Senior College membership. Please email Senior College so that we can get you registered free of charge! BSUSeniorCollege@bridgew.edu

 

Detailed Course Information

Please click on the links below for a list of courses and detailed course descriptions along with instructor biographies and a printable schedule at a glance.

Fall course information will be posted here on July 20, 2022.

 

Senior College Three Step Registration Process


STEP ONE
Complete the Continuing Studies Non-Credit Application [Click here] 

This application must be completed so that Bridgewater State University can give you access to all the amenities that our campus offers, such as technical support, the Maxwell Library, Thornburg Fitness Center and much more! 

Please note: If you were a member of Senior College in the Fall of 2021 you can go directly to step two (payment). Click here to pay. 

STEP TWO

Please pay the $85 registration fee here via our online payment portal.

Payment Portal


STEP THREE
Once you pay the registration fee, you will receive another email from us (within 1-2 business days) with a link to an online form where you can select your courses. Remember you can enroll in as many courses as you like after you pay the single $85 fee!

Finally, you will receive Zoom links for all courses via email shortly after you select your courses. 
 

Program Partners

Bridgewater State University recognizes our community partners who engage with Senior College in course development and participant recruitment. Each of the following organizations supports the university's ability to continue to offer high-quality programming to our members throughout our region and beyond: Center for Active Living PlymouthBridgewater Public Library, and the Bridgewater Senior Center.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Healthy Longevity with Dr. Roger Landry

 In this virtual presentation, Dr. Roger Landry addresses which lifestyle choices can enrich and enhance our lives. With an entertaining and practical approach, he provides the basics for a simple yet productive plan to make the next phase of life rewarding and purposeful. Dr. Landry has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV and is the author of numerous articles on the field of aging. Learn more about Dr. Landry here.

 

Watch Video Recording


New Advances in Alzheimer's Treatment
Wednesday, February 2nd, 10 am - 11 am

Learn about aducanumab (Aduhelm), a new advancement in Alzheimer's treatment. This program will provide an overview of how Aduhelm works, the intended candidates, availability and more. This virtual event is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association (Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter). 

 

Watch Video Recording

 

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 

This education program provides an overview of the common signs of the disease in yourself and others and discusses the next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor. This virtual event was offered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association (Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter). 

 

Watch Video Recording

 

BSU Senior College Virtual Information Sessions

Wednesday, January 26, 6:30 -7:30 pm   View video: https://youtu.be/IqP1Hz5xaYM
Tuesday, February 1, 1 - 2 pm    View video: https://youtu.be/9bnTo5l65xk
Wednesday, February 9, 10 - 11 am View video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APq0SwALGyo

Join us at any of the above Senior College virtual information sessions to meet our instructors and learn more about what you can expect to learn in Senior College. All information sessions are free and open to the public, register here. Zoom link will be emailed to you 2-3 days prior to the event.

To view recordings of our previous events, please visit our YouTube channel here.