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

Program Update:

Current members have until June 1, 2017 to renew their membership. After the deadline, we will begin contacting the people on the waiting list, in the order they signed up, to fill any remaining spots. 

If you are a potential new member who is interested in joining the program, please contact Kathryn Bennett (see her information to the left) to find out more and to register.

Classes for the fall semester begin on Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13. They run for twelve weeks, skipping the week of Thanksgiving, and ending December 5 and 6. Spring classes will begin on February 13 and 14 and go through May 1 and 2. 

Elon University’s lifelong education program just completed its sixth year this spring! 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 (at capacity)
Tuesday afternoon class that meets from 1:30-3:30  (at capacity)
Wednesday morning class that meets from 10:00-12:00 (very limited number of seats remaining)
Wednesday afternoon class that meets from 1:30-3:30  (seats still available)

When registering, a class time is chosen from the four options and that is the one a member attends for the year. Current members will get priority in choosing which class they want to attend.

Members pay a yearlong membership fee of $150, 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 all of our past schedules and registration information please check the sidebar to the left of the website.