Current Program

USD's University of the Third Age program brings a holistic approach to learning as well as provides a great venue to meet new people and top experts from San Diego.

Program Description

Each U3A session is a three-week unique university experience that exposes attendees to some of the most sought-after experts in areas including medicine, technology, health, religion, government, business, military, not-for-profits, humanities and the arts.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Winter Program will be conducted online via Zoom.

Each presentation will be followed by a rich Q&A dialogue with the expert.

You can also participate in an optional Technology Workshop where you learn how to operate your smart devices, including phones, tablets and social media applications, walking you through settings and general digital setup.

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Program Details

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Winter Program will be hosted online and will consist of a 1-week program in January, February and March, providing participants to enjoy one week of U3A each month during the Winter.


Winter Session 2021


Week 1:           January 11-14, 2021 (Online – Monday through Thursday)

Week 2:           February 8-11, 2021 (Online – Monday through Thursday)

Week 3:           March 15-18, 2021 (Online – Monday through Thursday)

Daily Schedule
8:15–9:15 a.m.      Technology Workshop (Online)
9:15–9:30 a.m.      Virtual Coffee Break
9:30–11 a.m.         Presentation and Q&A
11 a.m.                   Adjourn for the Day

The Winter 2021 Program will be conducted online via Zoom. Program and log-in information will be sent to all participants prior to the start of the program. The online program requires participants to have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone in order to be able to access the online classroom.



Participants can choose to enjoy all three weeks of programming or select specific weeks they are available to attend. A recording of each session will be made available to all registered attendees. The price is charged per household not per person.

3 weeks of programming       $69      (21% savings)

2 weeks of programming       $49      (16% savings)

1 week of programming         $29



Yes, I would like to ensure that USD’s U3A remains viable and sustainable for many years to come and will make a donation to the program. Donations may be added to your payment when registering for the program. 


Should you need assistance with any registration and/or parking issues, please call Nicole Matthews, program director, at (619) 757-6551 or