Encore Education


A new stage of education, fitted for an entirely new stage of life.

The University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) Initiative is an innovative pathway for experienced professionals as they transition from career jobs into opportunities for meaningful engagement.

UMAC represents a powerful approach to learning for people of all ages. It is a unique initiative, combining scholarship with active learning in an intergenerational context.

The University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC)

As Minnesota’s land-grant, public research university, the University of Minnesota brings a strong tradition of scholarship combined with public service. With our exceptional faculty, and commitment to addressing grand challenges of a changing world, the University of Minnesota is ideally positioned to be a leader in engaging encore adults in classroom learning, community service, and personal growth.

The University of Minnesota offers a model for higher education institutions to reach across the generations by enabling encore adults to come back to school. UMAC enhances the learning experiences of traditional-age students while impacting communities, thereby promoting the education, growth, and well-being of both Boomers and the next generation of GenXers.

Life Course Center
UMN Advanced Careers Initiative
50 Willey Hall
225 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455



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