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Enroll in academic and cultural programming. Explore local and regional sites. Enjoy new connections.

Whether you are new to the community or a long time resident, Academy for Lifelong Learning offers you opportunities to continue to learn and grow. 

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  • A group of lifelong learners trek along a rocky beach on a foggy day.
  • A circle of people examining an object in on of their hands in a lab.
  • A line forms on a dock as people line up to get on a medium sized boat.
  • Participants walking through a lush green forest trail in rain jackets.
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Become a Member

Register to become a member and receive discounted program rates, borrowing privileges at Western's library, invitations to special events and more.

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Current Offerings

From courses taught by expert faculty to leisure excursions, Academy for Lifelong Learning brings together an incredible community of curious minds.

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Our Locations

Western Washington University is conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound and Central Salish Sea regions.

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