Program 60


The Ohio State University Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), is committed to offering diverse, quality programs and services that create a desire for lifelong learning. One of those programs is Program 60.

Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to enrich their lives by experiencing the academic excellence and world-renowned research available at The Ohio State University. Each year, thousands of Ohioans take advantage of this tuition-free, noncredit/non-degree program to connect to the university community. Program 60 students attend undergraduate, graduate-level, and distance learning courses through Program 60 on a space-available basis.

Convenient online registration is available for the Columbus campus four weeks prior to the start of the semester/term and continues through the second Friday. (Learn more about scheduling on a regional campus by contacting 

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Spring semester 2015 registration will begin on December 29, 2014 with classes starting on January 12, 2015.

Autumn 2014 important dates

JULY 30. First day to register for autumn semester AND first-session/second-session courses
AUGUST 1. Last day of summer term and summer session classes.
27. First day of autumn semester (8/27 - 12/9) and first-session courses (8/27 - 10/14)
SEPTEMBER 1. Labor Day - university offices closed
5. Last day to register for autumn semester and first-session/second-session classes
OCTOBER 14. Last day of first-session classes
17. First day of second-session classes
NOVEMBER 11. Veteran's Day observed - university offices closed
26. Thanksgiving Break begins - no classes, university offices open
27. Thanksgiving Day - university offices closed
28. Columbus Day observed - university offices closed
DECEMBER 9. Last day of autumn semester and second-session classes