Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning (UCALL)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation and social interaction for adults through courses, excursions and special events.

UCALL Spring 2022 Brochure (Please note time change: Great Composers of the Romantic Period, scheduled for 1:30 - 3 pm has been changed to 2 - 3:30 pm.)

The Spring 2022 UCALL program offers a mix of online and in-person classes. In-person classes will be held on the Union College Campus and will be delivered as a hybrid which will allow us to gather in small groups in a classroom with the instructor while also providing online Zoom access to participants at the same time.

Click here to register. For more information, or to register over the phone, please call (518) 388-6072.

UCALL follows the health and safety protocols of Union College. All visitors to campus, including UCALL members, are required to show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 test (test administered within 72 hours of the visit). Masks are optional for visitors.

Established in 1988 on the historic Union campus, Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning (UCALL) is a welcoming and inclusive membership organization for adults who enjoy learning.

UCALL offers two semesters of courses (fall and spring), plus a 4-week winter session. Our courses cover a wide range of topics, from Asian film, landscaping and contemporary journalism to medicine, music and more. They are presented by volunteers from the UCALL membership, Union faculty, and community leaders and experts. All courses are non-credit and require no exams or prerequisites. Special events and pop-ups are offered throughout the year.

Now more than 500 members strong, UCALL furthers the Union College tradition of academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and dedication to the life of the mind.

JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST - If you would like to receive email updates about courses and special events, please email us at ucall@union.edu to be included on our distribution list.

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What our members are saying.....

"Since I retired about 8 years ago, UCALL has become a bright spot in my life. I worried about it when the pandemic hit. UCALL took some lemons and made very nice lemonade.” – Frank Strauss, member since 2013

“The courses are varied, rich in content, with presenters who are both expert and passionate about their subjects. I am looking forward to the next set of course listings with great anticipation. Although I now live in New Jersey, I grew up in Schenectady and am very happy to be able to participate, through the online courses, in this adult learning program coming from my hometown.” - Donna Kuba, new member

“UCALL has been a real mental spark during this time of isolation. Many ideas for further thought and rich musical rewards. Kudos to the team of organizers and presenters who have had the extra challenge and rewards of a job so well done!” - Lucy Comly, member since 2001

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Office Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Fri - Sun: closed

The UCALL staff is currently working remotely. We are available to answer questions or help with registration by phone at (518) 388-6072. If you reach our voice mail, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.