Now celebrating our 30 th year!

Winter Semester Schedule

Our Winter 2024 Courses are now scheduled. Click on Online Registration to browse the full list. Find all your favorites and be ready to register!

Note that all classes are presently marked with Online Registration Unavailable. They will remain that way until 9:00 a.m. on Wenesday, December 13th, 2023, at which time you can officially begin enrolling.

Although enrollment begins in 2023, classes will not start until the week of January 15 th in 2024. Standard 8-week classes will continue meeting until March 8 th.

Class Schedule Quick View

In adition to the complete schedule described above, we've added a separate webpage that displays the information in a quick-view layout. Courses are sorted by day-of-week and further sorted by meeting times. Meeting locations for all courses are also included. To view, click on Quick View

CLL Scholarship Recipients

As discussed in our About Us webpage (Click onCLL Scholarshipsfor more details) we contribute several thousand dollars annually for scholarship and local charitable awards using funds that remain after we have met our on-going operational expenses.
The following recipients have been awarded CLL scholarships for the current semester:
Kaleb Gibson of Crestview, majoring in criminal justice
Juan Diego Morales-Vargas of Caguas, Puerto Rico, majoring in computer science
Kimberly Callahan of DeFuniak Springs, majoring in professional accounting.

New Home-page Feature

You can now add your name directly to our CLL mailing list. Click on the link, Join our Mailing List, in the banner above to start receiving the latest information immediately about our various activities. (If you've previously registered for a class, you are already on our list.)

Intermittant phone problem:Sometimes callers to our office phone, (850) 863-6548, can't leave a message because it just rings on and on. If this happens to you, please hang up and email your message to us at

Soon to Be Back

Until COVID restrictions in 2020 stopped all in-person meetings, our CLL Computer Club had been active. Some former Club members asked that the club now resume operation. We will do that in January 2024. Click on the Online Registration link in the banner above to locate and view a description of our future plans.

Winter 2024 Semester Special Events

The Board of Directors has decided to hold only two noontime special events during the semester. One will be our required annual membership meeting on Thursday, February 15th. The other will be our traditional Final Follies on Friday, March 8th.

What is the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL)
of Fort Walton Beach?

Established in 1993 on the University of West Florida campus in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, the CLL provides interesting and stimulating educational activities for persons who believe that learning never ends. In addition to educational classes, the CLL organizes other activities that include local social events and occasional out-of-town trips.

Our organization is a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and we are affiliated with the Road Scholar. There are more than 400 similar LLIs across the country.

Unlike most LLIs, the CLL has no paid staff; all our class leaders are volunteers who have acquired their expertise through their lifelong career experiences or favorite hobbies.

In 2004, our organization was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charity.

What are the costs?

Class Fees, As of January 2024:
• $20 for regular-enrollment multi-session classes
• $10 for one-time tours.