Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning

Because learning happens everywhere, and we can all learn much from each other

Goucher College invites active adult learners to join a new community of students.

Introducing the Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning (Sage)

What’s Sage?

Sage is the embodiment of Goucher's commitment to lifelong learning. Through a multi-faceted and intergenerational approach, Sage's noncredit academics will enable active adult learners to engage directly with esteemed Goucher faculty, staff, students, and field professionals as they explore together a wide variety of compelling topics, as well as share ideas and stories in a socially and intellectually stimulating collegiate environment. Through Sage we encourage you to stretch your mind with stimulating classes and discussions, nurture your spirit with focused engagement, and share experiences with friends old and new across generations. Imagine the possibilities!

Fall 2019 Programs

Click the links below for program descriptions and details, or download the complete course catalogue for Fall 2019 (PDF).

Wed, Sep 18: Peabody Opera Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

SOLD OUT  Mon, Sep 23: Dale Chihuly: Up Close and Personal

Mon, Sep 23: Contemporary Glass Art

Wed, Sep 25: Four Shapers of Baltimore City: Disease, B&O Railroad, the Confederacy, and Race, Told Through the Graves in Greenmount Cemetery

Tues, Oct 1: Shakespeare on Screen Part I

Thurs, Oct 3: Shakespeare on Screen Part II

Tues, Oct 8: Monuments to Heaven: Baltimore’s Historic Houses of Worship

Fri, Oct 11: Drawing with Code

SOLD OUT  Sun, Oct 13: Face The Nation: Backstage, Broadcast, & Brunch

SOLD OUT  Mon, Oct 14: The Secret WWII Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen

Mon, Oct 14: Preserving Memories through Journaling

Wed, Oct 16: Being the Change: Taking Care of Yourself and the World

Tues, Oct 22: Microplastics: Plastic Pollution in Drinking Water and in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems

Thurs, Oct 24: Hubble Observations of the Solar System

Mon, Oct 28: Collecting Jane Austen in America: Alberta H. Burke and Her Great Gift to Goucher

Thurs, Oct 31: Census Analysis: The Potential and Perils of Categorization

SOLD OUT  Mon, Nov 4: Smith Island Cake: Where Did It Come From? Where Does It Go?


Thought leaders include Goucher faculty, staff, students, and field professionals.


Programs offered at a varying price structure. Please check individual program pages for details. 

Future plans (date TBD) include the option of becoming a Sage member through a yearly fee. This will include amenities such as the opportunity to audit one eligible graduate course per year, use of Goucher's Sports & Recreation Center, Library privileges, and the opportunity to participate in the discounted Sage Meal Plan.


Free ample parking in the Dorsey Lot (Campus Map) and access to Goucher's public events.

How did Sage debut?

During Spring 2019's pilot phase, Sage programming consisted of 12 individual presentations that took place on Goucher's campus. These programs encompassed academic enrichment, personal and professional development, and wellness. As Sage grows, plans include offering social events, special interest group activities, recreation, travel, and opportunities for networking, research, and service.


Fall 2019 registration is now open. Be sure to register early, as space is limited.

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Is there a topic you'd like to see offered, or a program you'd like to present? Tell us!

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