Welcome to the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium

Registration for fall 2023 courses has closed.

Course information and registration materials for winter term 2024 will be posted on November 20, 2023.

Temporary staff change:

Co-Executive Directors John and Karen Robison have had to step back as John recovers from a health emergency. Former Executive Director, Carol Rutz, will fill in for the next 60 days–longer, if necessary. We all wish John a full recovery and offer Karen our support. At her request, contact has been centralized via a CaringBridge site:


CVEC Covid Policy for Fall Term: CVEC continues to require Covid vaccinations and boosters for all persons attending in-person classes. However, at this time CVEC does not require that masks be worn by students or instructors, and none of our class venues is requiring masks. Therefore, we anticipate that there will be no masking requirements for Fall 2023.

Of course, any student is welcome to wear a mask at any time or at all times. However, if any student should request that all other students in a class wear masks, there is no expectation that those other students will comply with that request. In classroom settings, it’s difficult to hear people speaking when they wear masks. Therefore, people who would prefer that the entire class wear masks are advised to consider one of our Zoom classes.

Upcoming Dates

September 11, 2023 – Fall Term classes begin

November 3, 2023 – Fall Term classes end

April 28, 2024 – 2023 CVEC Annual Meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE