Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)

Welcome to WISE

The Spring 2017 course catalog is now available online. Registration for Spring courses starts on December 13.

Click here to see the WISE Spring 2017 course catalog in PDF

We offer online payment options for your WISE membership. Click here for details.

2016 WISE Membership Survey

Here are the first results from our most recent survey of members. 

WISE members tour the Worcester home of poet Stanley Kunitz as a part of the WISE course, Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) and Worcester: “Make room for the roots!”

Assumption College is proud to sponsor the Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE), a lifelong learning institute open to older adults in Central Massachusetts who are interested in continuous learning. It is a member-run organization in which peer learning and active participation are key concepts. Members create their own educational programming and, through peer learning, share their experience and knowledge on topics of interest to them.

Susan Perschbacher, PhD
WISE Director

Jill Lagana, MEd
WISE Office Manager

Office Hours:

Monday : : : : :9:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday :: : : 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday : :9:00am-2:00pm
Thursday : : : 10:00am-2:00pm