Lifelong Learning Institute

LLI Students

The Harper College Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) provides high-quality educational opportunities to learners aged 50+ in our community through a self-sustaining program. LLI members enjoy great discussions, innovative classes and new friendships.

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Enroll as an LLI Member today and start enjoying the benefits of membership. Call us at 847.925.6300.

LLI Membership details are included below.


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Register for LLI classes by calling 847.925.6300, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and college holidays. 

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Here's what LLI members are saying... 

I've enjoyed making time for Harper's Lifelong Learning Institute for several years now. As all retirees know, our days are filled with lots to do, and Harper gives us the added advantage of new ideas, programs, lectures and an opportunity to meet like-minded people. I consider the membership fee that the Institute charges one of the best investments I've made.

I have enjoyed the LLI so much.  It is providing for me the classes
 I didn't get to take when I was younger and of course, there is no testing!

Harper's Lifelong Learning program has been a great place to learn more about the things I'm interested in, to broaden my horizons, and to make new friends. I have really enjoyed the variety of courses. Now, if we only had a course about how to make more time in one's day!

LLI Membership

LLI Membership says you love learning for a lifetime and are able to help support the program, although membership is optional. The $50 annual membership fee for the 2017-18 year is used exclusively to cover program development costs and provides these benefits:

  • Special Offer for Spring 2018: Register now and receive a free companion pass (see Spring 2018  LLI brochure for details)
  • Time-tested programming addressing the interests of our membership.
  • Advance mailings of the LLI brochure three times a year to help you get ready for courses scheduled for the next term.
  • E-mail newsletters throughout the year to help stay current with news and information of interest to LLI members.
  • Fifty percent discounts on selected courses.
  • Exclusive members-only courses, where seats are limited.

Call the Harper College Continuing Education registration team at 847.925.6300 for more information and to purchase a membership. 

Frequently Asked Questions

LLI course fees are designed to cover the direct costs of running classes, while being low enough to make it possible for fixed-income students and others to attend. Fees are listed after each course description in the catalog. Some courses carry the same fee for both LLI members and non-members, while most others are available to members at a discounted fee. There are usually some courses each year that are free to all.
Membership in LLI shows that you support extending the benefits of lifelong learning to 55+ people in our community. Anyone 55 or older can become an LLI member. No particular educational or professional background is required. Memberships for 2017-18 cost $50 per person and can be purchased when you register for classes. 2017-18 memberships are valid through August 31, 2018. Membership fees are payable by credit card or electronic checkcard only. We cannot accept paper checks sent in the mail or presented in person at registration. 
Become an LLI Member by phone or in person.
Call: 847.925.6300, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and college holidays.
Visit: Harper College Continuing Education Registration, in the lobby of the Wojcik Conference Center (Building W), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and college holidays.

LLI offers a mix of lectures, short-term courses, and seminars presented in media-equipped classrooms at Harper College and in some cases at partner sites across the Harper College District.

LLI courses require no prerequisites, grades or exams. Some instructors may suggest reading certain texts and other materials for participants to gain full benefit from the class experience.

Every effort is made to hold all LLI classes scheduled. However, a minimum enrollment is set for most classes, and a course will be cancelled if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Yes, the LLI refund policy is that we will grant refunds on a case by case basis. Refunds after the start of the class will only be issued as credits toward a future LLI class. LLI students must complete the refund request form to apply for a refund.

LLI courses are held at the Harper College main campus (1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067) and at LLI partner sites. Free parking is available at all LLI course locations.
See our Visit Harper College page for maps, directions and links to our extension sites.
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Seniors, 65 and older, can receive a discount on a 50-minute therapeutic massage at the Harper College Massage Therapy Clinic on our main campus. Gift certificates are also available. Learn more here.