Elon University‘s lifelong education program is designed to offer learning opportunities to people ages 50 and older. The learning institute, called LIFE@Elon, features weekly presentations conducted in an engaging format. The learning community is led by current and retired Elon faculty and staff members and other area educators.
There are 12 non-credit sessions offered per semester (fall and spring) and they are held in Johnston Hall on Elon’s South Campus. We offer two sessions on Tuesdays with the same, or similar, curriculum in each: a morning session from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The response to LIFE@Elon has been so great that a Wednesday class was added last year. It is held in the same location from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This class is taught mostly by past presenters that we have invited back.
Members pay a yearlong membership fee of $125, which includes enrollment in all 24 sessions, convenient parking for the classes, borrowing privileges at Elon’s Belk Library, and discounted tickets to many events on campus.
Examples of sessions examined in previous semesters are:
• A Short History of Jazz
• How Media Shapes Politics
• Music Theatre at Elon
• Stem Cell Research and the Future of Health Care
• The Drama of Our Oceans
• Post-Civil War History
• Cathedrals of Europe
For full lists of past presentations, the current schedule and registration information please check the side bar to the left of the website.