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ElderCollege at BGSU Firelands offers an exciting learning experience for adults 50 and older from all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. ElderCollege fosters an environment where it's easy to share ideas, make new friends and above all, learn for the sheer enjoyment of it.
Membership is just $70 per semester. As a member, you are entitled to take an unlimited number of classes throughout your membership period. For non-members, the per course fee is $20-$40 depending on the length of class. In some cases there will be additional class fees, such as admission to points of interest, materials or transportation fees.
We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for using our convenient, online self-registration system. Simply click  the sign up link below to complete the registration process and enjoy all of the benefits of ElderCollege membership for just $63 per semester.
Note: Individuals who are under 50 are welcome to take ElderCollege classes, but cannot become ElderCollege members; therefore per course fees will apply.
For more information contact:
Office for Educational Outreach
419.372.0617 or by email at


Important:  If you already have a current ElderCollege membership you will not be able to purchase a new one until your current membership has expired. To check the status of your membership please click here!

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 ElderCollege Board


 Karen Walderzak


 Paul Coburn

Vice President/
Chair of Curriculum

 Sari Kelley

Chair of Marketing/

 Sandra Brown


 Ruth Brown

Dr. Robert Speers Scott Ford       
Janet Scott Dr. David Kramer
Frank McDaniel Karen Walderzak
Ralph Enstad Paul Coburn
Lorraine Shaw Sari Kelley
Dr. Dale Schnetzer Sandra Brown
Nancy Lindsey Ruth Brown
Dr. Irwin Weinfeld