NEW THIS TERM! Online instruction available!

The Fall 2020 catalog is now available for downloaded from our Catalog page.

A Note from the Continuing Education Department Regarding the Current Pandemic

During these trying times, The Office of External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences has missed seeing everyone! We hope that you and your loved ones have stayed well.

The entire University of South Carolina Aiken campus is moving forward with resuming face-to-face classes this fall. In addition, many of our classes are also being offered online for those who prefer to avoid a face-to-face classroom environment.

To help ensure the health and safety of the Pacer community, precautions are being put in place in adherence with the strict guidelines of the Center for Disease Control ( and closely following notifications about the virus from the Governor’s Office.

► On our part, in-person class sizes have been reduced by 50% to assure social spacing, classroom surfaces are being sanitized between classes, and hand disinfectant is readily available throughout the campus.

► Those attending classes on campus will be expected to abide by certain precautionary measures. Please be sure to wear a face covering, wash your hands often, maintain social spacing, and if you are not feeling well, please stay home to ensure we keep our campus as healthy as possible.

Make sure to check our website at for the most up-to-date information regarding campus operations.

We look forward to having you join us. Whether this will be your first time with us or if you have been in our program for several years, just know it is our pleasure having you in our classes!

Wishing You All the Best,

Karen Edgington, Director
The Office of External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a volunteer-run organization under the auspices of the University of South Carolina Aiken that provides Seniors in Aiken, SC and the entire Central Savannah River Area with a wide range of learning opportunities tailored to their needs and interests.

From its modest beginnings in 1989, the Academy has evolved into a multi-faceted program that provides area Seniors with a wide range of fun and educational opportunities.  Each semester the Academy offers short courses and events covering a broad span of interests, ranging from art, music, literature, and science to hobbies, cooking, current events, religion, and both local and broader ranging history.

The Fall 2020 catalog is now available for downloaded from our CATALOG PAGE .

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Academy for Lifelong Learning
Office of External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences
University of South Carolina Aiken
Business & Education Building, Room 113
471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801

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