LIFE@Elon - Providing learning opportunities for people over 50 

Program Update:
Currently, LIFE@Elon has a waiting list for new applications to the Tuesday classes, but space is still available in our Wednesday class. Please contact Kathryn Bennett (see information to the left) to find out more.

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 interactive 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 Alumni Center 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 are adding a Wednesday class held in the same location from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This class will be taught by past presenters that we have invited back.

Members pay a yearlong membership fee of only $125, which includes enrollment in all 24 sessions and borrowing privileges at Elon’s Belk Library.

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.