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ENR-X900 University of the Third Age

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Course Description

Curious to learn new information, meet new people and participate in a fun, intellectually stimulating environment for students that are 55+?

University of the Third Age

USD’s University of the Third Age is a life-long learning program that brings together avid life-long learners 55+ for an informative 3-week intellectual feast, twice a year. Attendees learn from some of San Diego's top leaders representing a variety of industries such as: business, government, military, medicine, health, science, technology, arts, literature, religion and education. The presenters represent university administrators and faculty, community leaders, published scientists, nonprofit executives, military and government officials and C-Level Suite Leaders. All presenters are experts in their individual fields and highly regarded for their intellect and contributions to their respected disciplines.

Featured Lectures:

  • Marine Aviation
  • Drones, Laws, and Hollywood
  • Are You Sabotaging Your Bones?
  • Superior Court of San Diego
  • It’s Not Just Yeast and Barley

Check out the 2015 summer U3A Calender!*

Article: Inside USD - University of the Third Age Provides Impactful Community Outreach

*Check the schedule frequently as it changes upon speaker confirmation.

Get started and enroll today!

Learner Outcomes

  • Engage with the University of San Diego for your educational and life-learning needs
  • Increased awareness and knowledge about a variety of topics
  • Opportunity to dialogue and interact with industry experts
  • Keep your mind and body alert and moving through physical and intellectual exercises
  • Connect and re-connect with new and old friends and expand your personal network of acquaintances
  • Develop appreciation for learning through lectures and field trips about some of the most fascinating communities and organizations in San Diego
  • Intellectual stimulation abounds daily through lectures, discussions and workshops

Course Details

Who Should Attend: Those 55+ who are life-long learners continually looking for new intellectual and physical opportunities to keep their minds and bodies sharp long into their 3rd Age.

Early Registration Discount: Register four weeks early to receive a 10% discount.

Course Format: Classroom

U3A is offered every January and July for a 3-week session, meeting Monday-Thursday mornings.

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:00am to 9:15am - Tai Chi Exercise, Beginning Computers, iPad/Social Media/Digital Photography
  • 9:30am to 10:30am - First Lecture
  • 10:45am to 11:45am - Second Lecture
  • 11:45am U3A ends

Workshops begin the first Tuesday of each session

Instructors: Expert lecturers representing a variety of industries and topics.

Parking Permits: You have two options to purchase your parking permit:

  1. Online/Phone: To purchase your permit online, please visit the following website or call Student Services Center at (619) 260-4585:
  2. In Person: Stop at the kiosk as you enter campus on the first day of U3A and ask for a guest permit. You may purchase your parking permit for the entire program on the first day of U3A

Location: USD’s U3A Summer 2015 Session will be held at Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (School of Leadership and Education Science – SOLES) – Executive Auditorium, 1st floor.




  ENR-X900 - 005 University of the Third Age      
  2016 - SP   Status:  Late Enrollment
Classroom:   Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30AM - 11:45AM
11 Jan 2016 to 14 Jan 2016
Classroom:   Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30AM - 11:45AM
19 Jan 2016 to 22 Jan 2016
Classroom:   Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30AM - 11:45AM
25 Jan 2016 to 28 Jan 2016
Class Schedule: 12 Sessions
Course Fee(s):
BUS Course Fee non-credit    $175.00
Potential Discount(s):
BUS CP - Save 10%! 4 Week Early Registration
Location:   Main Campus
Course Format:  Classroom