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Fromm Institute Upcoming Schedule



Some important dates to remember:


August 10, 2020 – Fall Course Offerings will be emailed to everyone in our system and enrollment will be open to all students. Please support the Fromm Institute by sharing our course offerings with at least five friends worldwide – our new Live Zoom Courses are not limited to students in the San Francisco Bay Area.


We will be offering 16 Zoom classes in the Fall Session – 2 in each time slot – Monday through Thursday, morning (10am – 11:40am) and afternoon (1pm – 2:40pm).


September 14, 2020 – Fall Classes Begin

November 5, 2020 – Fall Classes End

November 9-November 12 - Make Up Week


Holidays (no classes)

Monday, September 28 - Yom Kippur

Monday, October 12 – Indigenous Peoples Day




The Free Frommcast period will be extended to September 14, 2020 – you do not need to do anything. After that, you will be able to access the Frommcast for $25 for a three-month period, or for $75 for a one-year period. 


If you have any friends/family who would like to sign up for Frommcast, please have them complete this form We will be creating Frommcast accounts every 10 days or so during July.


Have a safe summer!!


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About The Fromm Institute

Since 1976, the Fromm Institute has encouraged persons, age 50 and older, from all walks of life, to engage their minds in academic pursuits. We invite you to join us as you discover what our lifelong learning program is all about.


Our Mission

The Fromm Institute, a "University within a University," stages daytime courses for retired adults over 50 years of age. Founded by Alfred and Hanna Fromm in 1976, the Institute offers intellectual stimulation and introduces its members to a wide range of college level learning opportunities with access to the facilities and services at the University of San Francisco.


The Institute has a firm commitment to learning, believing that older students should be able to learn within a peer setting and be taught by emeritus professors of their own age. The Fromm Institute welcomes people regardless of previous academic achievement or their ability to pay a modest membership fee.



As an independent, non-profit program on the USF campus, The Fromm Institute appeals to its members and to a broader philanthropic community for the financial support of its mission. This San Francisco "original" serves hundreds of older students each day, and includes thousands among its lifelong learning student body and alumni.

Support the Fromm Institute

Membership fees collected cover just over half of our program costs.  As an independent non-profit at USF, the Fromm Institute reimburses the University of San Francisco for the use of all campus resources. We rely on the generous financial support of the community. Won’t you please help? Contributions to the Fromm Institute can be made through the Friends of the Fromm Institute.