Academy for Lifelong Learning
                        Aiken, South Carolina
               Fellowship • Knowledge • Adventure
Affiliated with the University of South Carolina Aiken

WELCOME to the Academy for Lifelong Learning

Aiken, South Carolina


The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a volunteer-run organization under the auspices of the University of South Carolina Aiken that provides Seniors in the Aiken, SC 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 multifaceted program that provides a wide range of learning opportunities for area Seniors.  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 Spring 2015 term is now completed, but there are exciting plans being put together for the Fall 2015 term.  The Fall 2015 catalog will be published in late summer and will be found on our  catalog page as soon as it becomes available. 


To enroll for the Fall 2015 term, print out the Enrollment form found in the Fall 2015 catalog when it becomes available, and submit it with your payment to the address on the form.




Academy News

Dual Recipients Named for 2015 Kauffman Award

See the Kauffman Award page for details.

Summer Vacation

Our Spring 2015 term, one of the best ever, has ended.  We'll return in September with more than twenty events and short courses.

Hopelands Concert
August 17

The Academy is sponsoring an event in the City of Aiken Summer Concert series at Hopelands Gardens. Join us on August 17 at 7 pm to enjoy the Sheriff Department's Pipes and Drums performance, and help spread the word about the Academy.

Sneak Peak at the Fall 2015 Course Offerings

For a quick look at the courses being worked on for this coming fall, see the article in the May issue of our newsletter.

Keep Your Email Address Up To Date

If the Academy doesn't have your current email address, you'll miss out on your copy of the Spring Catalog, The Spiral newsletter, and any other informational updates.  Send your updated email address to

Academy Logo Shop

Tee shirt picture Shirts and other items with the Academy logo are now available from CafePress. 
See our Logo Shop page.

Academy for Lifelong Learning
c/o Dept. of Conferences and Continuing Education, University of South Carolina Aiken
417 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801