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About LLI

Contact LLI

The Lifelong Learning Institute
NSU East Campus – Alumni Hall
3100 SW 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
For full, detailed directions to our new location, click HERE 

Phone: (954) 262-8471

LLI in the News

South Florida Sun Sentinel City and Shore PRIME magazine - "Feed Your Head"
To read the article, click here

Watch an LLI Lecture

The LLI hosted former chief translator for Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazchenko, for a special lecture on "Negotiating the End of the Cold War: Lessons for Today." To watch the entire lecture, click here.

The LLI classroom is open and the hybrid program is in place, speakers will be listed as Live or Virtual on the online calendar. ( Live - In-Person speaker also shown via Zoom. Virtual - Speaker joining via Zoom, you can watch at East Campus for premium audio and visual experience).

To register for LLI academic year 2022-23, click here

We invite you to watch some recent LLI lectures:

  • The Music of William Grant Still, with Maestro Matthew Scinto - click here
  • Sleep and brain health: How Sleep Impacts Your Brain, with Raymond Ownby, MD, Ph.D, MBA - click here

The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is longstanding at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Founded in 1977, the LLI serves lifelong learning passions of retired adults. The LLI, which is a center within the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is located on NSU's Fort Lauderdale East Campus. The LLI was founded to complete the NSU dream of education spanning a whole lifetime, from preschool to older-adult learning.

Through a unique, inviting environment, the LLI offers challenging educational lectures and social opportunities to connect with other like-minded individuals through field trips and special events. LLI members can take advantage of opportunities to audit classes at the university. Such experiences offer true intergenerational learning while sitting side by side with NSU students and faculty, sharing and learning from each other. Link to NSU Course Wizard.

Many LLI members are retired professionals such as lawyers, doctors, business people, and teachers, or just active people who want to keep learning. Campus membership is about 50 percent female and 50 percent male with an age range from 50 to 90 and an average age of 75. But since when does a number define you?

Our main academic calendar runs from October through May. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, two times a day. The LLI offers a slightly reduced schedule during the summer months. Some members attend all classes every day, while others select those that best match their personal interests and schedules. View our events calendar.

Since the LLI believes in a total mind, body, spirit approach, a fitness program is offered in our classroom three times a week through a partnership with Silver Sneakers

Our Mission

Nova Southeastern University's Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) provides a vibrant educational environment for mature adults in South Florida. Programs promote intellectual stimulation, physical well being, and social growth that enriches the lives of its members and the community.

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