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The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)
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
Email: LLI@nova.edu

LLI in the News

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

LLI in the Community

Due to the current concern over COVID-19, some LLI community programs are not taking place at this time. The LLI is also NOT holding classes at it's main, NSU East Campus location, but will be reopening for in-person classes in September 2021.  For more information call 954-262-8471.

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.

We are excited to announce that after working with the NSU Executive Director of Environmental Health & Safety, the LLI has completed the safety arrangements to reopen our classroom and begin the hybrid program on November 1 (live for those who want to attend, via Zoom for those who are remote). Please check the LLI calendar for information on which speakers will be live in the classroom, and those who will be lecturing via Zoom.  the classroom will be open for members who want to watch Zoom lectures together and socialize.

For those LLI members or visitors interested in attending in-person classes at the Lifelong Learning Institute, a negative PCR COVID-19 test is required within 72 hours of attendance or a negative antigen test (rapid) taken within 24 hours of attendance. OR you may voluntarily provide us with your vaccination status in lieu of a PCR test with valid ID.   Those experiencing symptoms should not attend.

For those interested in returning, click here for a COVID Addendum and Attestation which you will need to print, complete and give to us the first time you return to the classroom. Copies will also be available in the office.

To register for LLI academic year 2021-22, 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.   View our events calendar.

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. Link to NSU Course Wizard.

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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