Lifelong University

Do you want to learn more about transcendent artists, horticulture, or the Cold War? Then UNI's Lifelong University is the program for you. Courses and class formats include four-week, three-week and one-time workshops.

UNI’s Lifelong University is one example of our commitment to serving Iowans of all ages. The program, geared toward the lifelong learner, will offer non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. The courses will be taught on campus or in the community on weekdays.

UNI offers a world-class university education, providing personalized experiences and creating a lifetime of opportunities. So come join us for the adventure, and take a class just for the fun of it!

Survey of Award-Winning Documentary Films

Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Instructor: David O'Shields

Notable Women of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism

Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5

Instructors: Dema Kazkaz, Erin Maiden Paige, and Ruth Ratliff

Hot Trends for Houseplants for 2019

Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 27

Instructor: Stephanie Witte

Europe Post-1945: Cold War and Cultural Politics

Mar. 4, 11, 25, Apr. 1

Instructor: Dr. Emily Machen

Transcendent Artists on Film and Art

Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23

Instructors: Scott Cawelti and Gary Kelley

Symphony No.9 "Choral" by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Apr. 23, 28

Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Burkhardt

Location Addresses

Windcove Western Home

5300 S. Main St

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

UNI Greenhouse

UNI Campus

Diamond Event Center

5307 Careway Lane

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

NewAldaya Lifescapes

7511 University Avenue

Cedar Falls, IA 50613


To register for a Lifelong University course, call 319-273-5141 or download the registration form, fill out, and send to: Events Coordination, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8201 Dakota St., Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0801.

Registration Policies

Full refunds will be granted prior to the first day of each class. 

No refunds are allowed once the class has begun. 

Minimum class size must be attained to hold class. If a class is cancelled because of low enrollment, a refund will be granted. You will receive a letter indicating which class(es) you are enrolled in. The letter will verify your registration and remind you of the day, time and location of your class. 

UNI Severe Weather Announcements

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page, The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their websites. See:

For More Information

Call University Events Coordination at 319-273-5141.

The University of Northern Iowa is an equal opportunity employer and educator. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Compliance and Equity Management, 319-273-2846 or