The Spring 2017 Course Catalog is now available online. If you are already a member of the Second Half, you will be receiving a copy in the mail.
To view the Spring 2017 Course Catalog (pdf) CLICK HERE.
Our Kick-Off Event for Spring 2017 is January 17th at BCC in Fall River. View Kick-Off Event flyer here.
Registration guidelines for Spring 2017
Registration for study groups is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for spring study groups begins on January 17, 2017, the date of the Open House. You may submit your registration prior to that date, but early registrations will be date stamped January 17, 2017 and will be processed with the other registrations received on that date.
Those with a legitimate priority request – that is, they were wait-listed for the same study group in the previous semester and have checked the priority request box – are given first consideration. After that, if a study group is over-subscribed, then members are chosen by lottery. Quite frankly, we expect this to be the case in only a few study groups. Those not filled on the first day of registration – and this will be the majority of them if past experience is any indicator – will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Every semester’s offering is a mixture of old study groups, revised, and new ones. If you want to see a full range of possibilities you can review older catalogs from Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, and Fall 2013. Please keep in mind these are out-dated catalogs. Wait for the current catalog, issued each semester, to apply for membership and register for study groups.
Application to become a Study group Leader
Interested in teaching, sharing an experience, talking about a hobby? Fill out this application and present it to the Curriculum Committee (By sending it to The Second Half office). [This will download as Word file for you to add your information] To download a copy of this form, click on course proposal form Spring 2017.
One must be a member of The Second Half to attend courses and most events. To learn more, go to the Membership Page.
Fall Semester September through early December
Spring Semester February through early June
Second Half Calendar for Spring 2017
Catalog mailed to mailing list and published on the web site – January
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16
Kick-Off Event – Tuesday, January 17 at Bristol Community College (BCC) in Fall River
Spring Registration Deadline – Friday, February 3
Spring Semester Begins – Monday, February 13
Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, February 6
Confirmation Mailing – Monday, February 6
Classes Start – Monday, February 13
President’s Day Holiday – Monday, February 20 – No Classes
Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, March 6
Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, April 3
Patriots Day Holiday – Monday, April 17 – No Classes
Deadline for Study Group Proposals for the Fall – Monday, May 1
Board of Directors Meeting – Monday, May 1
Spring Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting – Wednesday, May 24
Memorial Day Holiday – Monday, May 29 – no classes
Classes End – Friday, June 2
Board of Directors Annual Meeting – Monday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.
Study Group Leaders Luncheon – June 14 – Site TBA