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Lifelong Learners Program

Area residents 60+ may attend CU Denver on a non-credit non-tuition basis

Senior citizens may take any course listed in the Schedule of Courses, except classes as described below and as outlined in the
Lifelong Learners packet​:
  • courses which require laboratory or special equipment use,
  • computer courses
  • courses offered through the Division of Extended Studies.
  • courses with additional fees
  • CU Online courses
  • CU Denver South Campus or Anschutz Medical Campus courses
  • intensive and/or module courses (ie Maymester, 6-week hybrid)

Acceptance in class will be determined by the instructor, based on space availability, and the previous level of education obtained by the senior citizen student.  A limit of two (2) courses may be taken per semester.

Participation Guidelines

Please see the current Lifelong Learners packet which includes:

  • guidelines
  • participation form
  • instructions to access the Schedule of Courses

Participation forms are available from the Lynx Center, Student Commons Building, Suite 1107, or call 303-315-3508.

To participate:

  • Attend the chosen class(es) during the first week of the semester.
  • Have the instructor(s) sign the participation acceptance form.
  • Return the completed form to the Lynx Center, Student Commons Building, Suite 1107.
Classroom participation
  • A senior citizen student is not required to take written or oral exams and/or submit written reports.
  • A senior citizen is responsible for purchasing textbooks, supplies, or other materials. Note: Do not buy your text books until the permission form has been signed by the instructor.
  • Grades or other forms of evaluation will not be kept by CU Denver.  There will be no official file or transcript recording.

Campus Services

Senior citizen students are NOT eligible for services offered to enrolled students on the CU Denver campus or the Student Health Center. However, Community or Alumni services may be available if applicable.


A form of identification indicating age or birth date may be requested.​

Liability: Special Note

The University of Colorado at Denver will NOT be liable for damage or injury sustained by a senior citizen student resulting directly from participation in courses or presence in buildings owned or leased by the University, except to the extent of applicable normal liability insurance coverage.

For any additional information contact Ciarra Thompson, Lifelong Learners Program Coordinator, at 303-315-3508 or stop by the Lynx Center, Student Commons Building, 1201 Larimer Street, Suite 1107.​​

CU Denver

1201 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado

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CU Anschutz
Medical Campus

13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado

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CU South Denver

10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, Colorado

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