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Lifelong Learning

Rediscover the joy of learning, and connect with an intellectual and social community of members and friends.

Learning doesn’t have to end at a certain age—it can be a lifelong pursuit. La Roche University’s Introcaso Center for Lifelong Learning empowers learners of all ages by offering high-quality, flexible and adaptable programs to serve and meet the needs of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities.

If you’re passionate about learning or just want to master a new skill in a relaxed setting, you’ll experience the joy and benefits of lifelong learning at La Roche. Whether you're a recent graduate, mid-career professional, retiree or older adult, individuals of all backgrounds and educational levels are welcome to join our intergenerational community.


The Introcaso Center for Lifelong Learning offers a variety of engaging and interactive classes, workshops and community programs for retirement-aged individuals, youth and professionals at various stages of their careers. The Center offers three programs:

Adventures in Lifelong Learning

A membership-based program for adults 50 and better. Learn for the fun of learning in a relaxed environment without assignments, exams or grades.


A range of non-credit credentials, certificates, classes, micro-credentials and badges for professionals at various points in their careers.


LRU4U serves the local community, residents and youth by offering high-quality, in-demand programs and space utilizing the unique and available resources and assets of La Roche and the Sisters of Divine Providence (CDP). Examples include: swim classes, academic camps and community lectures.


The impetus for the Introcaso Center for Lifelong Learning began nearly a decade ago, when Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., La Roche University’s seventh president, thought of ways to spread LRU’s mission throughout the community.

In 2017 President Introcaso spent her sabbatical researching and investigating lifelong learning communities tied to universities. Energized by her research and the need for this type of program at LRU for the community, she formed and led a committee of staff, faculty, board and community members.

In 2021 La Roche launched the Center for Lifelong Learning, fulfilling the vision President Introcaso had for creating an intergenerational community on campus.

President Introcaso entered eternal life on May 22, 2023. At a memorial Mass honoring her legacy, the Center for Lifelong Learning was renamed in her honor. It is now known as the Introcaso Center for Lifelong Learning and has more than 400 members.

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Introcaso Center for Lifelong Learning