If you like to learn in a non-traditional, relaxed environment exploring new ideas and new places while making new friends,  please join us. We’re The Second Half Lifelong Learning Institute and while we love to learn, we have no admissions requirements, no exams, grades, nor credits. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the organization.

As you will see as you click through this website looking at The Second Half Fall 2015 Catalog, feature stories about study groups, and photo albums,  learning takes many forms guided by dedicated study group leaders who are doing this because they too love to learn and to share their special interest and knowledge. We also have a new “Hand-e-Book” providing a complete guide to TSH Membership. Check it out!

We’re guided and sustained by the active involvement of our members, roughly 10 percent of whom are study group leaders, while others volunteer in various leadership and support roles. When one becomes a member, he/she can register for the study groups and lectures, receive timely Institute news, and participate in field trips and other social events. Members shape the institute’s  offerings, policies, and operation.  The “Hand-e-Book” describes the 4 committees that need volunteers to keep things running smoothly (Curriculum, Membership, Special Events, Communications).

There is a membership form in The Second Half Fall 2015 Catalog.

For your convenience, we are providing a separate file with just the membership and registration forms for ease of printing. The electronic versions here may be printed, filled in, and mailed with appropriate check. Membership and Registration Forms Fall 2015


A membership spans the academic year: Sept 1st through  August 31st.  The membership fee, currently $35, covers the entire academic year, but expires August 31st even if paid in the Spring.  One must be a member to take courses.  Membership fees are not refundable.