Wonderlust is a member-run organization offering lifelong learning opportunities for inquiring adults. There are no “requirements”. No grades. No papers. Wonderlust is simply learning for the sake of learning.


Benefits of Membership
Membership is $35 per person annually and includes:

• reduced tuition for courses

• free member-only Side Trips: lectures and field trips

• one pass each semester to bring a guest to a Side Trip event

• invitations to Special Events

• Friday Forum notifications

Wonderlust Offerings
We offer two types of courses. Full-length courses meet for two hours every week for typically 4-6 weeks.
Side Trip short courses meet only once and may be anything from a lecture to an all-day field trip. During each semester, we also offer a variety of other learning opportunities such as writing workshops, opera club, and book discussion groups.

Our courses are usually lecture format but with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Book groups and writing workshops have a leader but are primarily member interactive discussions.

If you cancel before a course starts, you may apply the tuition fee as a credit toward a future course. If you want a refund, there is a $25 processing fee. There will be no refunds / credits
after the course begins. Social Security numbers are required in order to process refunds by check.


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Welcome to new and returning visitors to the Friends of MSU Wonderlust web site. 

We are very excited about the move of Wonderlust into MSU as our programs will complement the current offerings of Extended University. The commitment of Wonderlust to lifelong learning is a perfect fit with the land grant and outreach missions of the university. As you browse through the offerings for this fall semester, you’ll see that our approach to program design has stayed the same, and we will continue to use off-campus facilities for our lectures and courses. Through this new affiliation with MSU, we will be able to tap the greater resources of the university for faculty and planning, and thereby continue to enrich our array of offerings.

MSU has appointed an Advisory Council and most of the Wonderlust Board members will serve on that Council. In addition, we have established Friends of MSU Wonderlust, to help promote the organization in our community.

As in the past, we will be holding our Fall Reception at the Country Bookshelf from 5:00–7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6. Please plan to join us—bring a friend, renew with other WL members, and talk with our faculty to find out more about their course offerings this fall.

Thank you for your continued support of Wonderlust. We look forward to bringing you the Best of Bozeman Lifelong Learning in this coming year.

Kim Obbink, MSU Extended University

Doug Young, MSU Wonderlust