The 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.
Online courses are offered via Zoom.
Because of COVID-19 safety restrictions, all of our courses are online. We will resume in-person classes on the Assumption campus and elsewhere in the Worcester area when it safe to do so.
About WISE Courses
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!
You can learn more on our WISE Member Benefits page.
Note: "Senior" status is self-defined. We don't check IDs.