Our official name is Senior College at Belfast, but you can call us Belfast Senior College because that's how we typically refer to ourselves. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational institution. We are also entirely volunteer-run.
Our courses are taught by our own members, with occasional outside instructors. Anyone can propose a course to our Curriculum Committee. Usually members propose courses based on their interests and experience. There is often a wide variety of subjects. Popular courses are sometimes repeated. Look for the Course Proposals link in the above menu to see what information we request from instructors.
Students are not graded in our courses. Most instructors structure their classes to be quite participatory and discussions are common. Of course, instructors like to see serious interest in the subject matter and encourage questions.
You need to be a member to take classes. The membership year starts September 1st runs through the following August 31st. Membership is $25/year. You can become a member at any time during the year but your membership fee is not pro-rated.
Course registration is usually done online, however the system can generate an invoice that you can print and mail or bring to the office if you want to pay by check. Make checks out to Senior College at Belfast.