LIFE@Elon - Providing learning opportunities for people over the age of fifty.

Program Update:

If you are interested in joining the program, please contact Kathryn Bennett (see her information to the left) to find out more and to register.  We are at capacity for 2016-2017, but we would be glad to add your name to our waiting list for next year. 

Classes for the fall semester began on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14. They are held for  twelve consecutive weeks, skipping the week of Thanksgiving. The spring semester classes will begin on February 14, and 15, and go through the first week of May.

Elon University’s lifelong education program is beginning its sixth year this fall! It has been a great success and continues to get better and better thanks to the good work of our volunteers. The program was designed to offer non-credit 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 classes offered per semester (fall and spring) and they are held in Johnston Hall on Elon’s South Campus. We offer four sessions: 

Tuesday morning class that meets from 10:00-12:00 - FULL
Tuesday afternoon class that meets from 1:30-3:30 - FULL 
Wednesday morning class that meets from 10:00-12:00 - FULL
Wednesday afternoon class that meets from 1:30-3:30  - new time added for 2016-2017

When registering, a class time is chosen from the four options and that is the one a member attends for the year.

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.