LIFE - Frequently Asked Questions

Online Registration

I forgot my password; can you tell me what it is?
No, we aren't able to retrieve your password, but you can click on "I forgot my password" at the bottom of the logon page and you'll receive an email with instructions on how to create a new password via email. 

I've NEVER registered online, but I did register for LIFE classes last year. How do I log into my account and register online?
An online account was automatically created for you when you registered. Your email address is your logon, however you will need to change the default password to something you will remember. Enter your email address, click "I have an account," and then click the link that says "I forgot my password"  and you'll receive an email with instructions on how to create a new password via email. 

Class & Trip Information

Classes are presented by LIFE members, visiting experts, and other community members. They include discussion groups, lectures, field trips, music/theater events and more.  

How do I propose a class?
Anyone, including non-members, may propose a class for the Curriculum Committee's review. Planning for winter/spring classes (classes held January – May) occurs in late August – late October. Planning for summer/fall classes (classes held August – December) occurs in February – April. LIFE does not typically offer classes during the summer. To submit a proposal, please visit the LIFE Class Proposal Form page.

I am on a waiting list. How will I be notified if I can attend?
If space becomes available in a class or trip, we will email you. Often, the notice will come only 24 hours before a class.

Can a non-member join me on an excursion?
You may bring a non-member along on a trip only if space is available or the class is made open to the public. Members receive priority during registration. The non-member must sign a liability form and guest form and hand in to the trip leader in order to attend. Non-members are allowed one guest pass per year.

May I bring an out-of-town guest to a class? 
Priority seating is given to LIFE members. Guests must fill out a guest form and hand to the host in order to get into the class only if seating is available. Non-members are allowed one guest pass per year.

How do I find a map or directions to a class or trip?
Maps and directions are located in LIFE's online Resource Library.   

Where can I find information about the class location? 
Class locations are listed in the program guide, in the weekly email, and on the Facebook page. 

Membership & Program Information

When will my membership expire? 
Fall Memberships expire late January. Spring Memberships expire end of ​July. Members who take a hiatus for a year or more before registering again are not considered "new" members.

When are the LIFE program guides usually published?
Spring guides are mailed in late December. Fall guides are mailed in late June. 

What is your cancellation policy?
Sorry, no refunds for cancellations. However, for trips and other events with fees you may send a substitute (member or non-member) in your place. Cancellation/substitution notification must be done in writing to

Where can I park on campus?
Metered parking lots are shown on the UWSP campus map located in LIFE's online Resource Library.  

Are classes ever cancelled due to weather conditions?  
LIFE classes held at UWSP:
LIFE classes will be cancelled if UWSP closes for a snow day. LIFE classes will be cancelled if an instructor cancels class. If an instructor cancels classes, you will be notified by email. A notice will also be posted on the LIFE Facebook. We will notify you if the instructor is willing to reschedule the class.