If you knew that you would live to be 105, how would you approach learning?
We ask that question every day at Continuing Education. As the University for Utah, we develop programs that connect you to the University throughout your life, from your first summer camp in second grade to your quest for even more knowledge throughout retirement.
Our programs make a University of Utah education approachable, excite students about returning to the U, and keep minds and bodies active after retirement. This requires creativity in how we deliver classes, with an emphasis on flexibility and personalization. We are constantly adapting to bring the University of Utah to you in this 100-year learning journey. If you are able, we encourage you to consider financially supporting students who may not otherwise be able to continue their learning journey. Your participation means so much to the community and the lifelong learners that we serve.
Thank you for everything that you do to support Continuing Education and the 100-year learning journey. We hope to see you in a classroom soon!
Jodi Emery, Associate Dean | Continuing Education
PATHS students face a myriad of challenges coming from first-generation, immigrant, and/or refugee backgrounds. By engaging students the summer before they enter their first year of high school, PATHS supports underrepresented high school students from their first day of 9th grade to their first day of college. PATHS relies on funding from Continuing Education and generous donations from community members who want to help give high school students a better chance at achieving their dreams through education.
Return to the U students are non-traditional students, many of whom are now parents and/or working full-time. Adult learners fit school around their lives - taking classes, meeting advisers, and accessing student services around work and family obligations. The Return to the U scholarship pool will remove some of the financial barrier to degree completion for these students.
When making your contribution to RTU please click the button below and notate in the "special instructions" that your gift is for Return to the U.
Osher changes lives by offering more than courses, we offer a community of curious adults. We offer courses, tours, and educational field trips to individuals 50 years old and better. In the past three years, Osher has experienced increased demand. Enrollments have grown 50% since 2016 and our primary location for courses has grown too small. On average, an Osher member has 2.44 sq. ft. for learning when taking an Osher course. A donation to Osher this year will help us secure larger, modern space for a growing program that serves individuals as far north as Logan, as far south as Lehi, as young as 50 and as old as 99.
Contributing to Continuing Education's general program fund enables us to provide outreach to underserved populations within our geographic area. Help us help others!
Continuing Education welcomes your deferred or planned gifts. These gifts may take the form of bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, property, pooled income funds, charitable lead trusts, retirement plans, life insurance policies, and many other types of planned gifts.
For helpful information regarding planned giving at the University of Utah, there is more information here. If you would like more specific information or would like to discuss your gift in person, please contact:
Interim Executive Associate Dean
Or use our online contact form.