Future Instructor Info

PILLAR welcomes all types of presenters — from instructors who have taught in a college, university, or school setting to presenters with no formal teaching experience but who want to share a particular hobby or interest.

 Although PILLAR can not pay its instructors/presenters, the rewards for teaching for PILLAR are innumerable.   Many PILLAR instructors/presenters have reported that their classes have been the richest teaching experiences of their lives.  PILLAR class participants are intelligent, vibrant, and engaging.  In addition, for many instructors, this is an enjoyable time to teach without grades, homework, papers, or exams while having lively discussions with class participants who enjoying learning.  

All instructor/presenter's bios are listed in the back of the PILLAR Preview catalog  in which they are teaching.

Planning for each term begins three to six months in advance and the curriculum is finalized one - two months in advance to allow ample time for Preview catalog production. The PILLAR Preview is distributed two to three weeks in advance of each Term’s start date.

If you are interested in teaching for PILLAR, please fill out the below Class Proposal Form and mail it to PILLAR or email it to director@pillarinstitute.org

Class proposal form 2017

PILLAR reserves the right to edit all written materials. 

There are no homework, tests, or papers at any PILLAR class.  Just "Learning for the fun of it!"

Electronic Payments

Main Classroom Locations

Colorado Technical University 4425 N. Chestnut St Colorado Springs, CO 80907 

Tim Gill Center 315 E. Costilla Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Ascension Lutheran Church 2505 N. Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80909 

Holy Trinity Anglican Church 13990 Gleneagle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80921 

 Inn at Garden Plaza 2520 International Circle Colorado Springs, CO 80910 

 Myron Stratton Home 555 Gold Pass Heights Colorado Springs, CO 80906 

Palisades 4757 Palisades Park View Colorado Springs, CO 80906 

PILLAR strives to keep our class viewpoints balanced at all times. However, ideas presented in our classes do not necessarily represent the views of PILLAR. When attending any PILLAR activity, including but not limited to classes, tours, or trips, participants and any guests hereby acknowledge and agree that any potential claims and liabilities that may result from going to or from and then being present at the activity are not the responsibility of PILLAR Institute of Lifelong Learning, its Board of Directors, agents, officers, instructors, employees, or volunteers. Participants also acknowledge that PILLAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items at any of its classes, trips, tours or any other PILLAR activity and that photographs and video may be taken at PILLAR events.

PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning

How to register for classes

Hover around the "Class Registration" tab at the top of this page and click on "Register Here".  This will take you to our online registration site.    If you forgot your username or password, then click on "Forgot my password" and they will be sent to you.

 You can also send in a paper registration form out of the catalog or call the office and the volunteer will take our registration.

PILLAR' s Member Only Special Interest Groups 

Book Discussion 
Awareness Speaks

Philosophical Cafes

Reader's Theater

Preview Catalog Changes 

​#2192 Feed your brain is moved to August 22, 9:30am

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Class Info

You don't have to be a PILLAR member to take classes, however, there are class discounts if you are a member.

You must preregister for all classes.  There is no onsite registration.

Check the location of each class.  There are multiple venues for PILLAR classes.

​​​Class Discounts

PILLAR members get $15  off of all class fees.

TCD Class Discounts:  For only $250 per trimester, PILLAR members can purchase an TCD - Trimester Class Discount which allows you to take 25 PILLAR classes.   Class fees do not include special events, such as day tours.   There are no transfers.    You must be a PILLAR member to use class discounts.

PILLAR Institute Refund Policy

If a participant is unable to attend a class and contacts the PILLAR Institute office requesting a refund at least 48 business hours prior to the start of the class, the refund will be given in the form of a class credit on his or her PILLAR account. Refunds requested less than 48 business hours prior to the start of the class will be reviewed for a partial refund only in the event of a personal emergency. Refunds are at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Day trip fees are non-refundable but are transferable to another person. This is because day trip fees are paid in advance. There are no refunds on memberships or UCC (Unlimited Classes and Courses) memberships.  PILLAR Institute reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment, weather, or other unavoidable circumstances.

All credits must be used by December 31st.

If it is necessary for PILLAR to cancel a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible. We will try to reschedule the class; if not, a refund will be given in the form of a credit on the participant’s PILLAR account.

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PILLAR's Snow Closing and Cancellation Policy:

When D-11  school district has a 2 hour delay, the PILLAR office will open at 11am and morning classes are canceled.  

When D-11 is closed, then all PILLAR classes for that day are canceled and the office is closed.  

The D-11 school district encompasses most of Colorado Springs and includes where the majority of PILLAR classrooms and the PILLAR offices are located.

Sign up for D-11 notifications on your email or phone by making an account here:   https://cssd.ezcommunicator.net/edu/cssd/login_form.aspx?app=0

As always, if you don't feel safe driving regardless if your  class is on, please stay safe and warm at home!