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Enrichment Program

Simply for the Love of Learning


Winter/Spring 2024 Registration is Now Open

Choose from over 50 in-person or Zoom classes and lectures, all scheduled to fit your busy lifestyle. Explore the catalog and see where your curiosity takes you.



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All learners are welcome to take courses — working, parenting, students, retired and those wanting to make time to explore a new or passion topic.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Quenching Curiosity

The Enrichment Program continues to celebrate its 20th year and is proud to connect the community to the University of Denver’s outstanding faculty, facilities, and programming, and Denver’s rich cultural community. This winter and spring enjoy non-credit courses and one-night lectures including Everything You Missed in Civics Class, Colorado Mountaineering History, Sip Sip Hooray: The Art of Coffee, Tea and Chocolate, Cybersecurity for Apple and Microsoft users, and Colorado’s On Ramp for Electric Vehicles, just to name a few of the many offerings.



R1: Research With Impact Lecture Series – FREE on campus

The University of Denver holds the highest level of research designation possible from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, joining a small and prestigious list of other Research 1 (R1) classified universities in the U.S. Experience the scholarship of cutting-edge research with free lectures each term.

In addition to the esteemed R1 classification, the University of Denver’s commitment to cutting-edge research is exemplified through the work of renowned scholars like Dr. Kerstin Haring, an assistant professor of computer science in the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, who focuses on AI for the Public Good. Haring’s research in this domain explores the ethical and practical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in various sectors, aiming to harness AI technologies for the betterment of society. Pictured here: Dr. Haring sharing her work with Enrichment Program students as part of the free and ongoing R1 Research With Impact Lecture Series. Check back here for additional free R1 lectures coming this fall.

Meet Our Instructors


Travel through the Lens of Scott Dressel-Martin

For most people, photos from travel are a way to vividly recall a unique and exciting experience. For Scott Dressel-Martin, photos can be much more. “The goal of this class is to inspire people to maybe shoot a little more, shoot a little differently,” he says. “I want people to view the world with wider eyes when they go traveling.”

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Buie Seawell Makes the Big Ideas Fun

Buie Seawell has a Jimmy Carter-esque blend of humility, idealism, Southern elegance and jovial humor. That alone would make him a terrific instructor. But when you add his decades-long experience in politics, social justice, the environment, media, law, and ethics you have a fan favorite whose classes never fail to please.

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Andrea Stanton Illuminates Islam in the U.S.

Stanton is a historian, not a theologian, and says that gives her a unique lens on Islam as a force in people’s lives.

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The Musical Mind of Betsy Schwarm

“Passion” may be an overused word, but it perfectly describes how Betsy Schwarm feels about classical music.

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Finding Your Fun with David Thomas

David Thomas may have the ultimate dream job: his LinkedIn profile reads “professor of fun.”

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Hear From Our Students

Enrichment Program students appreciate the opportunity to pursue lifelong learning at the University of Denver, where quality instruction meets outstanding facilities. Hear what our students have to say …


Abby Cox

“I absolutely loved the History of the British Monarchy class — it couldn’t have been more timely. The class was not only enjoyable and engaging but also incredibly informative. Additionally, I have a strong appreciation for the literature courses, where we delve into a book and then collectively experience a play or movie related to the topic. The blend of traditional lectures and experiential learning truly enhances the overall educational experience.”

Melodye Turke

“I love the Enrichment classes because they keep my mind active and engaged. After 20 years the Enrichment Program has become an important part of my life.”

Meloyde is the Enrichment Program’s highest enroller of classes over its 20 years (has taken more than 130 courses since 2003).

Lori and Rudy Melena

“The students in Enrichment classes aren’t coming for a grade; they’re there for the love of learning, and so everyone is really involved with the classes and willing to participate. It’s just a great feeling.”

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Annette Fear

“I always look forward to the Enrichment Program because of the small class size taught by a distinguished professor with authoritative knowledge. The program has interesting topics with a wide range of diversity for everyone. I always come away with an ‘Ah ha moment.’”

Ryan Peacock

“The DU Enrichment Program is the best opportunity I have found to satisfy my intellectual curiosity and integrate lifelong learning into my schedule. I have taken several classes over the years and they always provide an engaging perspective on issues that I care about.”

Registration Information

Enrichment Program students may enroll and pay for non-credit classes online or by telephone by calling our Student Support Center. To register for a class the day it begins, please contact Student Support for assistance.

The Student Support team can be reached at 303-871-2291 and can answer questions Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4:30 pm MT.

When registering for more than one person, please create separate online registrations/accounts or register by phone. Enrollments are filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Auditing a non-credit class provided by the Enrichment Program is not an option. Payment for classes is due upon enrollment and may be made by cash, credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover), or check.

Apply for an Enrichment Program Scholarship

The Enrichment Program is pleased to offer a limited number of partial scholarships towards the cost of one Enrichment course.

Enrichment Program Scholarship Requirements

  • Limited to one scholarship per qualifying student per calendar year.
  • Scholarships no greater than 50% off course price for qualifying courses.
  • Early application is suggested as funds are limited.
  • Final decisions on awards will be made no later than two-to-three weeks prior to start of class.
  • Applicants will be notified by phone or email if a scholarship is granted.
  • Based on course availability.



Give to the Scholarship

Help spread the joy of learning for the love of it and donate to the Enrichment Program scholarship fund.


Our Partners

The Enrichment Program extends a heartfelt thank you to past and current partners across the Front Range for their outstanding support.

Contact Information

General Information


Program Contact

Lynn Wells

Charles Stillwagon
Program Manager

Bitten Skartvedt
Program Coordinator