updated March 22, 2024

About New Frontiers

Mission Statement

New Frontiers is an organization dedicated to adults wishing to continue their discovery of knowledge, advance their learning and enhance physical wellness.

Who We Are and What We Do

What is New Frontiers?

New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning is a Mesa Community College non-credit, community education program designed by and for our active senior community.

With over 225 active participants, NFLL members serve as MCC ambassadors to our growing community of active adult learners; providing peer-led classes (in person and online), social events, volunteer opportunities, and physical activities like hiking, biking, and walking groups.

What other benefits are available to members?

Check out our Benefits page to discover all that you can receive with a New Frontiers membership!

Becoming a New Member

Who may become a New Frontiers member?

Membership is open to anyone interested in lifelong learning. While the majority of our members reside in the East Valley, we have members from all around the greater Phoenix area. Winter visitors are also welcome.

What does it cost to join?

Membership for a full year, September 1st to August 31st, costs $80.00.

Should I attend Open House?

Open House is optional but offers members and prospective new members the opportunity to talk with class presenters and gather information about classes.

We recommend that prospective members attend to learn about the organization through an orientation program, explore available classes, and sign up to become a member.

Check our Calendar for dates and times.

What is New Members Coffee?

We highly recommend that new members attend the New Members Coffee scheduled after each Open House. It is a great opportunity to meet other new members, learn about the organization, and discover upcoming events and ways to participate.

About Our Classes

How can I get a copy of the class Schedule?

The current class schedule with corrections and updates is available online at class schedule.

If you perfer to receive a printed copy please contact the Mesa Community College, Community Connections office at: (480) 461-7497 or email New Frontiers.

Please note the printed edition will not have any corrections.

How many classes may I take per semester?

You may register for as many classes as you wish. Please be sure to check for schedule conflicts.

Some classes have multiple sessions occurring weekly, while others only occur once. Travel programs or social activities may occasionally conflict with a session of a classes.

When and where are classes and events held?

Classes and events are held at various venues throughout the East Valley. See the class schedule for locations and times.

What do I do if I cannot attend a class that I registered for?

Notify the facilitator by e-mail or phone so someone on a waiting list may attend. It is either listed in the class schedule or you probably received an email remider.

How do I get on a waiting list for a class?

When you try to register for a class, you'll be notified if there is space available in that class. If not, you will be given the opportunity to put your name on a waiting list. We will let you know if a space opens up for you.

Communication and Further Questions

How do I communicate questions or suggestions to the Council?

You should speak to our Members at Large . These are members elected to represent you at Council meetings, and they can bring special issues or suggestions to the attention of the Council on your behalf. You are also invited to attend Council meetings as a guest.

Check the Calendar for dates, times and locations. Meetings are usually held the second Monday of each month.

How do I contact New Frontiers officers or committee chairs?

If you have a specialized question for one of the Council officers or the chair of a certain committee, you can find their contact information on the Council page.

I still have a question that have not been answered.

How do I contact someone to ask? If you have a question that was not addressed above, please see our Contact page, and give us a call or an e-mail!