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Senior TARS (STARS) Program

The Senior TARS (STARS) Program at Rollins College offers innovative liberal arts programming and other educational activities for adults 50 and older from Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville, and surrounding communities. The name STARS originated by combining a program for seniors and the Rollins mascot, Tars (S + Tars = STARS). A Tar is a  sailor. 

Sponsored in part from a grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation, the STARS Program consists of courses on educational topics with particular appeal to older adults.  The STARS Program provides an affordable fee structure, small class size, accessible facility, convenient parking, daytime and evening offerings, and opportunities for active learning and socialization with other older adult students. The Hamilton Holt School with its rich history of educating nontraditional students at Rollins College was the logical home for the STARS Program.

Today’s older adult learner is an active and vibrant part of our community and deserves the best educational opportunities available. Rollins College is gratified to be able to welcome an entirely new cohort of students to the Rollins liberal arts experience.

With no entrance requirements, no tests and no grades, nothing could be more appealing. In fact, no college background is needed at all.

Join STARS now and find out what living and learning is all about! You too, can become a 'senior' in college today!