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WISE Member Benefits

Membership in WISE has no age restrictions.  "Senior” status is self-defined.


Privileges include: registration for as many WISE courses per session as desired on a space-available basis; participation on committees; invitations to WISE special events, Assumption University events, and study/travel trips; use of the Worcester Consortium shuttles and libraries; WISE student ID card; and invitations to Assumption University events. Full-year members are eligible for elected office and have voting privileges.

Full-year membership (June 1 to May 31) is $340.00 and Half-year membership (June 1 to November 30 or December 1 to May 31) is $175.00.

Membership fees do not include fees for summer courses.

Half-Year Membership entitles members to all privileges of membership as listed above, including voting and committee service privileges, but not including eligibility for elective office. 


A limited number of scholarships for WISE membership are available. To apply for a scholarship, send an email to

Ready to join?

Go to our New Member Signup page and pay for your membership with a credit card or check. You'll need to provide your email address, name  other contact, and answer a few short questions.  It will take only a few minutes to make you an official member of WISE.

WISE Activities

To get an idea of the breadth of our learning experience, see our list of Past WISE Courses.

In addition to our courses, WISE has a number of activities that continue throughout the year. 

  • The WISE Movie Club is an informal group of people who gather to watch and discuss movies. 
  • The WISE Fiction Book Club meets monthly. See the WISE Fiction Book Club Schedule for details about current and upcoming readings.
  • The WISE Non-fiction Book Club, as the name suggests, is a discussion group for non-fiction books. See the Non-Fiction Book Club schedule for details about upcoming discussions.
  • WISE Special Interest Groups  are led by a WISE instructor and focus on topics of current interest.  Current active SIGS include one on the Supreme Court.
  • WISE and Assumption University offer a variety of free lectures throughout the academic year

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

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