Learning for a Lifetime



  • Membership for mature men and women

  • Educational, intellectually stimulating programs, including speakers, activities, and demonstrations on a wide variety of subjects by University professors, regional experts and Academy members

  • Special-interest discussion groups, day-trip excursions, and informal multi-session courses on subjects ranging from hobbies to University-level topics

  • Fellowship and entertainment within an academic environment


  • Use of the Campus Library, including book borrowing privileges and internet access on one of three “public” computers for up to 1.5 hrs with a driver’s license/picture id.

  • Student rates for selected "University-sponsored" events (excludes "Cultural Series")

  • Discounts at the Campus Bookstore on selected items

  • $10 discount for children and grandchildren attending Ultimate Summer Camp Adventure camps

  • Free parking on campus for Academy Programs


 $70 per person per semester OR $140 per academic year (September - May)

Membership has its privileges,but also its responsibilities. You may register for as many or as few courses as you wish. In many cases class size is limited by available space. You may only attend those classes for which you have a confirmed registration. If you are wait-listed for a class you will be notified as such and called when/if space becomes available. Please DO NOT attend otherwise.

Want to know more? 

To view the latest catalog Click Here

To read the Academy By-Laws Click Here

For the Policies and Procedures of the Academy Click Here


If USC Aiken cancels classes due to inclement weather, any Academy classes scheduled to meet at the same time will also be cancelled.