Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Center for Lifelong Learning?
The Center for Lifelong Learning is the continuing education extension of Athens State University. We provide non-credit educational opportunities to promote lifelong learning in the areas of:
We have spaces to rent for events, board meetings, luncheons, wedding rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, reunions, and more.
When was the Center for Lifelong Learning founded?
We held our Grand Opening on April 24, 2011.What was in the building before?
This was formerly the Boys and Girls Clubhouse, The Green Door Antiques, The Denim Shop, Ben Jaffe’s Department Store. An interesting fact – during the renovation, the original floor was refinished and the original ceiling tiles were kept as much as possible.How do I register for an upcoming class?
You can register online, in person, by phone, or via mail.
We publish a catalog three times a year. You can view our catalogs by going to our catalogs page to view the current catalog online. We also send out announcements on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If you are on our mailing list you will receive emails.Where do you park for classes?
Parking available on the street in front of the building is limited to three hours and is subject to ticketing between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. There are public parking spaces at the Municipal Building lot with entrances on Washington and Market Streets and in the lot on Marion Street in front of the C.E.I. Bookstore. These spaces are free and have no time restrictions.How do we know if a program is cancelled for weather?
Typically, the Center for Lifelong Learning follows the inclement weather procedures and guidelines communicated by Athens State University. However, there may be special circumstances in which our programs will continue even if the University is closed. We will make every effort to inform you of program cancellations by email, phone, and/or social media in the event of unexpected weather conditions.What is your refund policy?
If you are unable to attend a currently scheduled program, you must notify the Center for Lifelong Learning within 72 hours of the program's start date in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given once the program begins.