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The Center for Lifetime Study

The Center for Lifetime Study is an outreach of Brenau University providing opportunities for professional education, lifelong learning, leadership, and cultural exploration through carefully designed curriculum and programs. Partnerships facilitated by the Center span the University and our regional community, enriching the personal and professional lives of our active and diverse population of students.

We are proud to introduce a growing portfolio of continuing education and professional development opportunities for busy professionals keeping abreast of the latest developments in their fields, advancing in their careers, and transitioning to new opportunities. We are equally proud of our cornerstone lifelong learning program, Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI). BULLI offers intellectually challenging and socially rewarding educational courses and programs in a welcoming environment for our active mature adult community.

What we offer

On-demand CE

Specially curated continuing education and professional development courses and certificates for working professionals offered through our partnership with MindEdge Inc.

Discover our on-demand continuing education courses.

In-house CE

Distinctively designed continuing education training to promote holistic professional excellence in our counseling and mental health community.

Learn more about our in-house continuing education courses.


Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute, the region’s premier lifelong learning program for active adults aged 50+.

Learn more about the BULLI program.

Contact Us

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The BULLI Program

BULLI was founded in 1994 as a joint venture between Brenau and community leaders who were interested in establishing a lifelong learning program in the Gainesville/Hall County region. Due to the popularity of the program and the growing needs of members, BULLI partnered with the town of Braselton in 2012 to expand course offerings to a second site.

Our member-led, member-driven organization stays abreast with the needs and interests of our members. The curriculum committee listens to our members and works to keep course offerings fresh and vibrant.

BULLI is more than just taking classes. Social and leisure activities are equally important. BULLI has a special interest group just for you. Whether your interest is in joining our BULLI Hiking Club, our Dinner Together group or attending one of our special event offerings, BULLI’s leisure activities provide something for everyone to enjoy.

BULLI Course and Registration Information

BULLI offers a wide range of courses from each of four categories—academics, the arts, self- improvement and health and wellness—in Gainesville and Braselton locations. From literature to history, religion to performing and hands-on art courses, computers to finance, BULLI has a course that is right for you. With BULLI, there is no education requirement, no credit given and no homework required. BULLI members take daytime classes just for the joy of learning.

2022-2023 BULLI Lecture Series

Dr. J Ann Dunn: Understanding the Impact of Genetics on our Mental Health and Aging

7 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2022
Free and Open to the Public


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