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About WISE

WISE classroom discussionThe Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) at Assumption University is a member-directed organization created in 1993 to provide lifelong learning opportunities for older adults.

Our vision is to be a learning community that offers older adults intellectual stimulation, socialization, personal growth and opportunities for service. Through the peer learning concept, members share their knowledge and experience with each other by creating, coordinating, and participating in courses.

WISE is an affiliate organization of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

About WISE Courses

WISE offers many courses that are online (via Zoom), as well as many in-person classes on the Assumption campus and elsewhere in the Worcester area, such as at the Worcester Art Museum.

WISE offers a rich array of courses in literature, science, music, art, history, and, well, you get the idea. Each year, we offer more than 80 courses. The courses are typically five 90-minute sessions. No tests or grades required!

Explore our current courses or take a look at the types of courses we've offered recently.


You can learn more on our WISE Member Benefits page.

Note: "Senior" status is self-defined. We don't check IDs.

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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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