by Shayna Fujimoto, Generations Magazine Intern
Na Kupuna is a program that provides seniors an opportunity to do just that. As a part of the University of Hawaii’s Student Equity Excellence Diversity (SEED) initiative, Na Kupuna opens up college courses to seniors age 60 and older, which they can attend for free. About 650 senior citizens take advantage of this program every semester!
Although no credit is awarded and no records are kept, seniors can learn more about subjects of their choice, discuss topics with their professors and ask them questions. Up to two courses can be chosen per semester.
Because this program is free of charge, the only requirement is an email address, which the university will use to keep in contact with you throughout the semester.
Check online for the class availability for the upcoming Fall 2017 semester (August through December), as well as the description of courses:
If you are interested in enrolling, contact
Dr. Patricia Masters for deadline information or for more details on how to sign up.
NA KUPUNA — SENIOR CITIZEN VISITOR PROGRAM
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 413
Dr. Patricia Masters
808-956-4642 | firstname.lastname@example.org