While most outdoor life has settled in for a long winter's nap, the life of the mind readies itself for a new season of learning. The WISE Spring 2020 catalog is on our Courses page.
We're offering more courses than ever, from the classical era to contemporary social issues, from rock and roll to rocks and lichens, from science to science fiction. The vernal pool of learning is deep.
To register for WISE courses and to enjoy the many benefits of this learning community, you must be a WISE member. If you're new to WISE, see what we have to offer. If you like what you see, you can join WISE now.
If you've been a member, you know the great value of a WISE membership. Log in and, if needed, renew your membership.
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us- and those around us- more effectively. Look for the learning."-- Louisa May Alcott
The Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) at Assumption College has built and sustained a lifelong learning community for since 1993. Here's your chance to join a vibrant, member-led learning community.
Your WISE membership allows you to attend as many courses as you want and to enjoy special events, all for half the cost of a Dunkaccino® per day. In addition, we offer day trips to local points of interest and other educational travel opportunities.
See our WISE Member Benefits page for more information about WISE membership.
See our WISE Courses
for more information about upcoming courses.
In addition to courses, WISE offers a movie club, book club, special interest discussions, local travel, and lectures.
We've added a map to help you find the best places to parking when you're on campus.