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Odyssey: Explore • Enrich • Enlighten

Think of Odyssey as your portal to a world of academic inquiry on the UT Austin campus. There's no better way to come back to campus than by enjoying a class with a renowned UT professor or local scholar. The best news of all? There are no tests or grades. And Odyssey is open to everyone!

All Fall 2014 Odyssey Classes and Lectures are Now Open for Registration! Click here to view all classes and lectures including the Word for Word Speaker Series and the Free Lecture Series.

Learning for Adults with IDD

Through our partnership with Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas, Informal Classes is pleased to offer six classes this fall that focus on learning for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See below for more information and links to each of the courses.

Math for Daily Living
Mondays, 10/27-12/08, 5:30-7:30 pm

Personal Safety Part I: Everyday Safety
Wednesdays, 9/17-10/22, 5:30-7:30 pm

Personal Safety Part II: Healthy Relations
Wednesdays, 10/29-12/10, 5:30-7:30 pm

Readers Theater
Mondays, 9/15-10/20, 5:30-7:30 pm

Fun with Cultures: History of Rock 'n' Roll
Thursdays, 9/18-10/23, 6:00-8:00 pm

Your Texas Government
Tuesdays, 9/16-10/21, 6:00-8:00 pm

Great Classes Starting Soon!

Living Life - The Sky is the Limit!

Attend an interactive workshop taught by Melissa Martinez and create your own checklist to joyfully plan the next chapters in your life. Class starts November 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register.


A boxing workout is probably the most intense workout of any sport or exercise.  You will be taught basic punching skills that can be developed through practice on speed bags, double-end bags, and punching bags. Class starts November 4th at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Sewing Workshop - Baby Layette

A baby layette is timeless and continues to make the perfect gift for starting a new baby off just right!  Using an embroidery machine with at least a 5x7 hoop, we will make booties, a bonnet and a bib in the hoop.  Class starts November 8th at 10:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Photography: Digital Photography for Beginners

Become comfortable and familiar with the manual operation and basic workings of the digital SLR camera.  Class starts November 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Submit Your Course Proposal!

We are accepting course proposals now for the spring semester.  Please visit this page to review the courses for which we are actively seeking instructors, and send us your course proposal here.


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