Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop


For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration of each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Alumni Travel Course

Registration for this travel course has closed. Registrants will be contacted after the 1st of the year with more details.

Alumni Grand Canyon Adventure

Grand CanyonExplore the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Diamond Creek to Pierce Ferry from the best seat in the house — a raft! Charge the rapids by day and camp overnight with Jae Ellison, director of Outdoor Leadership & Education.

Colorado River through the Grand Canyon from Diamond Creek to Pierce Ferry
June 2-7, 2020
Cost: $1,200 per person (airfare and baggage not included; based on double-occupancy in the Las Vegas hotel, additional $230 for single room)
This trip is limited to the first ten participants who register and deposit; adults only.

Participants will fly to McCarran International Airport where we’ll will meet the first evening at the Hampton Inn Tropicana. Day two departs to Flagstaff, Ariz., where we’ll join an outfitter and begin our river journey at Diamond Creek. We’ll continue to paddle by day and camp overnight the next two days, ending our excursion with an overnight hotel stay in Las Vegas.

All equipment, accommodations, and most meals are included. Keep in mind that the Arizona desert during June reaches temperatures above 100°F. Elements of this trip will require physical exertion, and the ability to swim is a requirement. Participants also will be required to sign a waiver.

Questions? Contact Jae Ellison at

Fall 2019

The Historian's Witchcraft: Salem Witches Fact and Fiction

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Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history, discusses the historian’s craft to upend popular lore about the witches of Salem using original sources from the Salem Witch Trials. A perfect course for this time of year, join us as we differentiate fact from Hocus Pocus.

Dr. Pearl’s research and teaching interests center upon the political, religious, social, and legal history of America to 1877. His classes focus on many interesting facets of early American political and legal culture, from fascinating topics such as the Salem Witch Trials to the vigilante actions of Regulators in colonial North America. His latest book, “Crisis of Governance: The Revolutionary Creation of an American State,” will be published in spring 2020 by the University of Virginia Press.

Instructor: Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history
Cost: $50 per person for streaming courses online

Lycoming College is pleased to announce this openLYCOMING Community Seminar is available to stream online. Inquire and register with Lara Collins Breon ’04 in the alumni office by September 20 at or 570-321-4376.