The purpose of this organization shall be to provide educational programs for group study on topics selected by and for the membership.


LIFE@UCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit equal opportunity organization, a community educational program for people of retirement age in the Central Florida area who thirst for continued learning.


There are a variety of topics in a relaxed learning environment. Course presenters include faculty and staff from UCF, other area institutions and the Community.



Starting with the first class of the fall semester a Shuttle Service for LIFE members is being implemented. Busses will leave from the LYNX Transit center at the first Bay on Route 7 at 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. After class the shuttle will run at 12:00 & 12:30 p.m. Park at garage A or I. See the Shuttle Service Tab on this web site for more information.

LIFE President Has Stepped Down
With regret the LIFE board has accepted the resignation of our president Judy Thames. Judy cited personal and health reasons for her decision. In accordance with the LIFE By Laws Vonnie Bradbury has assumed the president position. Many thanks to Judy for all her significant accomplishments in improving the LIFE at UCF program both as President and Vice President. Through many initiatives she has set a positive future course , that includes an updated strategic plan that will produce an even better continuing education program for the membership. Judy intends to stay active in the LIFE board. We welcome Vonnie and look forward to her leadership as our president.

LIFE Membership Remains at Our Limit
Once again LIFE membership has reached our allowable limit of 575 members. The LIFE membership renewal and new member enrollment is complete. Welcome to the 96 new members to the 2015 fall semester Class sessions that begin on August 25. Even with a large new enrollment the waiting list still remains at over 200 members.

LIFE Newsletter Editor Needed
With our Newsletter editor taking over as President a replacement is needed. Our student administration assistant, Amanda Mayer will help in the production of the newsletter, but an editor is required. Remember LIFE is an all-volunteer organization so an existing member needs to step up and take over this rewarding position. If you are interested please complete a Volunteer form on this website or contact Vonnie direct.

New Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program
The new Director is Dr. Claudia Schippert, Assoc. Prof. of Humanities and Religion, Department of Philosophy, who joined the UCF faculty in 2001. We welcome Dr. Schippert and look forward in working with her. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies sponsors LIFE at UCF. Their continued support is critical to the LIFE at UCF program.