Community classes

Community classes come to you online or throughout Wisconsin, in partnership with community groups and organizations, to reflect the area’s needs. These programs are open to all who wish to study the course topic.

School for Workers is available to you remotely, and we are actively continuing our mission. All programming is converting to an online format. The needs of workers, unions, and worker organizations are greater than ever as our community continues to operate in these challenging times. School for Workers is here to help! Classes are developed and led by university faculty on a University of Wisconsin-Madison supported online platform. Online learning may be new to you, but School for Workers faculty and staff are available to ensure your success! Participants will receive information before the class start date on navigating the online platform and online learning best practices. Tips and guidance are available within the online classes, too.  

To learn more about UW–Madison’s efforts and decisions related to COVID-19, visit

There are currently no upcoming community classes.

While registration for a community class is most often through School for Workers, some sponsors have other preferred processes. Please refer to the class description for information on how to register for the class of your choice.

Generally, tuition for a community class is directly through School for Workers, but some sponsors have other processes. Please refer to the class description for details on class payment.

University of Wisconsin–Madison provides equal opportunities in programming. If you need an interpreter or have a disability and require accommodations, please make your request at registration. You may also make this request by contacting the School for Workers office at or 608-262-2112. Requests are confidential.

For a full refund of your online class registration, you must notify the School for Workers 48-hours in advance, or more, before the program start date. Cancellation notification can be done by emailing or by calling 608-262-2112. If the cancellation notification is received less than 48-hours before the class start date, the cancellation fee will be, at a minimum, one-third of the original registration fee. When enrollment criterion is not met, or conditions beyond our control intervene, School for Workers reserves the right to cancel the course. If the school cancels a class, tuition is refunded in full.