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Overview of Grandparents University

Many of our courses are nearing capacity or have sold out! We are trying to open additional sections to accommodate demand. Please register right away to reserve your space at GPU, and we will follow up with you in the next few days to confirm your enrollment in courses or ask you to select additional options if the classes close before you register. Our program sells out every year, so please encourage your family and friends to register as soon as possible.

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Welcome to Grandparents University at West Chester University! We designed this program with one goal in mind: to create a fun, interactive atmosphere to promote education and communication across different generations of families. Grandparents and their grandchildren come to campus for two days and three nights. You'll stay in your family's own brand new dorm room or suite. You and your grandchildren will take four courses taught by university professors from a variety of disciplines. It's a great way to expose children to a university setting while creating memories with their grandparents that will last a lifetime.

All meals are included in the program, and we dine in a university cafeteria. The cafeteria provides multiple selections from soup and salad to a selection of hot and cold food. Everybody will find something they like. For cafeteria food, the kitchen staff get rave reviews!

Check the Courses page for an overview of each class. Grandparents and grandchildren enroll in courses together so they can learn together.

After a full day of classes and activities, with some break time built in, it's time for your evening entertainment. Back by popular demand...we'll again be entertained by the comedians at Comedy on Demand! They are a local Improv Comedy Troupe and had us in stitches last summer. Several grandchildren, and even a grandmother, were pulled on stage to help entertain the audience.

I look forward to meeting you and your family, and I promise to make you feel comfortable, entertained, and taken-care of during your time at West Chester University.

To get on our mailing list for next year, early registration list, or for additional information, send an email through the Request More Information link above. Don't hesitate to contact me if I can answer any questions for you.

See you in June!
Mary E. Braz
Director, Grandparents University
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies