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University-level, non-credit classes for intellectually curious adults 

Open registration for summer and fall courses began on Wednesday, July 14!

If you missed our virtual open house last weekwe’ve got you covered! Check out the recording below for a preview of some of the courses you can look forward to as we get the new membership year underway. 

Featured presenters include (in the order of presentation): Clarence Geier, Mae Stoll, Jennifer Cottrell, Anne Henriksen, Diana Black, Peter Dalton, Ralph Allen, and Mary Louise Loe. 

Courses scheduled to begin in July and August include: 

Painting with Pastels (Harrisonburg) 
West African Hand Drumming (Staunton) 
Wearable Art: One Skein Shawls (Harrisonburg) 
Discover the Spirit of China (Online) 
Contemplative Prayer (Harrisonburg) 
Zentangle: Compass Rose (Online) 
Kizomba: An African Dance of Celebration (Harrisonburg) 
American Indian Religion and Resistance (Harrisonburg) 

LLI Safety Guidelines for Fall 2021

New Campus Safety Guidelines require students to provide verification that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to campus for Fall 2021.

This policy extends to all individuals participating in JMU-sponsored curricular offerings, such as Lifelong Learning.

Exceptions will be accommodated for medical conditions, religious beliefs or in cases where individuals agree in writing to the conditions set forth in an assumption-of-risk exemption.

All individuals who do not complete vaccination for any reason must complete an Assumption of Risk form, which defines the mitigation strategies that will be required of those who have not been fully vaccinated.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the COVID-19 vaccines, we encourage you to speak with your primary care physician. VaccineFinder is a helpful resource to find your most convenient vaccine location.

Lifelong Learners may send proof of vaccination by email attachment to Sue Gee at Members may also mail a photocopy of their vaccination record or stop by our offices to have a photocopy made of the original vaccination card received during your vaccination appointment.

Visit our COVID-19 FAQ for answers to questions about vaccination, masking, and documentation requirements for the fall semester.

Planning Underway to Expand Travel Programs

The programs we’re planning for 2022 will allow us to travel anywhere within the U.S.!

The hard part? Determining which destinations to visit first!  

Let us know where you’d like to visit by completing the short survey below. Your input will help inform the selection and scheduling of 2022 travel programs! 

Where do you want to go? 

LLI Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 4:30PM


 Phone: 540.568.2923


Submit a Fall 2021 Proposal


A new Assumption of Risk Form is available for those who have chosen not to be vaccinated.

This replaces the previous COVID Agreement. Anything submitted this year expires on June 30 and must be renewed.

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2021-22 LLI Advisory Board

President: Kris Stern

Past President: Joe Laughland

President Elect: Hartley Gaston

Secretary: Deane Geier

Curriculum: Michael Allain

Faculty Support: Susan Facknitz

Hospitality: Jackie Gerrard

Lectures & EdVentures: Pat Haden & Kathy Clancey

Membership & Publicity: Eric Rynar

Nominations: Joe Laughland

Members-at-Large: Frank Cihlar, Mary Alice Robertson, and Pat Harahan

Historian: Bill Ingham

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