How to use the website
To find current information, use the blue menu items along the top of the photo display above.  To find something else (archival information, history, policy…), use the “Pages” menu on the left side of this page.
How to register for courses
Begin by checking the schedule of courses currently offered here…and read more about those that interest you here. Now download a registration form here…and print a copy, fill it out, and bring or mail to the address near the top of the form.


Spring Registration is Open!

We’re excited to announce our array of Spring term courses – with a total of 12 sections. For full details, click the Class Schedule, Course Descriptions, and Registration Form buttons above the top photo.

The Spring registration period closes at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4. To have the best chance of being enrolled in any oversubscribed courses, be sure to register by that time. (Late registrations will be gladly accepted, but only if open spaces remain.)

Processing of all registrations received by that time will begin in the evening of March 4, when random selections for oversubscribed courses will be made.


The Dekker Fund

We are excited to announce the receipt of the largest gift in the Elder Collegium’s 22-year history.  Quite unexpectedly, we recently received a message from Philip and Jennifer Ebeling announcing their intent to donate stock valued at approximately $20,000, on behalf of Jennifer’s parents Bill and Maribeth Dekker.  The Dekkers, commuting from their home in Savage, have taken a remarkable 17 of our classes in the past 3 years, and Phil writes about “how much they enjoy being part of the CVEC community.”  At its meeting on January 16, the Elder Collegium Board expressed their thanks by using this gift to create a “Dekker Fund for Technology Related Classroom and Teaching Needs,” that will help us deal better with this expensive aspect of our operations.  Our thanks go out to the Ebelings and Dekkers for this generous vote of confidence in the Elder Collegium.



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