Mission Statement

The Selim Center provides high quality educational experiences for adult learners that helps them grow in body, mind and spirit.


Founded in 1973, the Selim Center at the University of St. Thomas is a 49-year old lifelong learning resource for persons age 40 and older in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan areas and beyond. The Center enhances the lives of participants by providing high quality educational programs and social interaction with one another and with traditional college-age students.