Grandparents University®, a program of Winona State University's Retiree Center, brings together grandparents and grandchildren aged 8 to 14 for a two-day dynamic intergenerational learning experience.
You will select a major of study that piques your interest and
We are located in southeastern Minnesota, nestled between scenic bluffs on the banks of the Mississippi River – a wonderful spot to explore nature and learn!
Remember, you don’t have to be a grandparent to participate – perhaps you have a special niece or nephew, a godchild, or another young family member who would enjoy a unique educational experience.
Grandparents University® gives that special "Grandfriend" (Grandfriend, aunt, uncle) an opportunity to explore college life and create lifelong memories with their grandchildren.
We also welcome trios of participants! Two grandparents* (or another special adult pair) can bring one grandchild or one grandparent can bring two grandchildren. All three MUST be enrolled in the same major.
*This is a wonderful option if both the paternal and maternal grandmothers or grandfathers wish to participate (or perhaps a special aunt and uncle or Godparents) or if you wish to bring both of your grandchildren.