Runs per Semester: September - December 31, 2020 and January 2 - May 31, 2021


Passion for Adult Learning (PAL) is a membership-based organization of adult learners 55 and up that provides learning opportunities on a variety of topics determined by committee members and university staff. The goal of PAL is to enhance the lives of adults mentally, socially, culturally and physically. UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Continuing Education’s group membership dedicated to provided lifelong learning opportunities to adults age 55 and over. 

​Registration Information

Membership: $45 per semester

Membership Benefits

  • Two free classes per semester (Free and reduced-rate classes indicated in the catalog with PAL logo) 
  • Fall Kick-Off
  • Annual One-Day Conference (TBA)
  • Discounts and special offers
  • Library card and free access to the UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Library
  • UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Fitness Center Membership 
    • Fitness Center Hours: M-TH: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.)
    • Fitness Center Guidelines: Masks required, please sign-in each time, maximum of four people in center at once, No locker room access, but there are cubbies in fitness center, please clean equipment prior and post use.
  • PAL Welcome Letter 2020-2021.pdf
+$10 Regional Membership Add On - Provides you access to additional shared classes offered jointly by Stevens Point and Wausau's retired learners programs.

What exactly does this mean?
If your purchase a PAL membership AND $10 Regional Add-on, you will be entitled to all of the benefits (free classes, discounts, etc.) offered by all three memberships.  See the Stevens Point and Wausau Retired Learning Membership pages below to see what you'd have access to!  Don't pass up this amazing deal!  

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​Support PAL and Lifelong Learning

Continuing Education is a 100% non-profit, cost recovery unit.  In order to continue to offer lifelong learning programs, we need your help!  Please consider donating today.  Every gift is much appreciated. Thank you.

Donate Online (select Continuing Education under Gift Designation)

Why Join PAL? 

Join PAL to meet new friends, nurture lifelong learning, explore new and interesting topics, take 
advantage of free and reduced rate continuing education programs and various UW perks. 

COVID Updates

In kicking off only our third year of PAL, we are faced with ongoing challenges associated with COVID.  Please know the health and safety of our PAL members is of utmost importance. In order to comply with university policy and CDC recommendations, the following changes are in effect for Fall 2020: 
  • Many programs will be offered virtually. In-person programs will require the use of masks and social distancing.
  • The Fall Kickoff will be held virtually via Zoom with details to come.
  • The Fitness Center remains open with some COVID precautions.
    • Fitness Center Hours: M-TH: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

    • Fitness Center Guidelines: Masks required, please sign-in each time, maximum of four people in center at once, No locker room access, but there are cubbies in fitness center, please clean equipment prior and post use.

  • Pickleball has been suspended for Fall 2020.
  • The Walking Path has been suspended for Fall 2020, but walking will still be allowed in the gym as capacity allows.
  • The annual Winter One-Day Learning Symposium has been postponed to spring.
  • $10 Regional Membership Add-On has been offered this year as an extra incentive to stay engaged during COVID.  See Registration Information above regarding this incredible deal!

Customer Service Updates

With the pandemic, many Continuing Education staff will be working from home. Feel free to email or leave a voicemail at 715-346-3838 anytime.

Our customer service team will be in the Stevens Point Office Tues. & Thurs., 12:30-4:30 p.m., starting Sept. 1.

The Marshfield Office will be staffed Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (please call before stopping in)

Know what free classes you wish to take?  Simply email  Indicate that you are a regional or PAL member and the free classes you wish to take.

Technology Assistance

Unsure how to use Zoom? No problem!
We will be offering live, free Zoom Tutorials early fall! 
Or contact or 715-261-6375 for one-on-one help.

Fall 2020 Free & Reduced Rate Programs

Free Classes:

Choose Two to Take for Free:
Travel Leaving from Marshfield:
  • Stay Tuned for upcoming travel

​Contact Information

Rebecca Bauer

Program Manager

For more contact information, click here

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 
Please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or