We offer 12 weekly sessions in the Fall semester and 12 weekly sessions in the Spring semester. All classes will be held using Zoom for the ’20-’21 academic year.

These rich programs are two hours long and they take place on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There is a break halfway through each class and a time for questions with the presenters.

Topics are chosen by the participants through the curriculum committee. The program draws upon the best of Elon’s present and former faculty and staff as well as talent from the community and area institutions.

Dues: Yearly dues are usually $150.00 per academic year, per person, regardless of what point in the year the membership starts or how many classes are attended. However, for the ’20-’21 year the dues are $100. Please note that dues are non-refundable after the start of the first class in the fall.

We think of dues—first and foremost—as entry into a learning community.

Membership includes

  • A rich menu of 24 sessions over Fall and Spring semesters
  • Zoom Training, round-table discussions, and Fun Friday events
  • Borrowing privileges at Elon University’s Belk Library


Click below on the class you are interested in joining. You will be directed to our online registration system, through Elon Next.

Wait List

If you want to be on the wait list to join when we return to in-person classes, please click below to submit your contact information.


We have attended LIFE@Elon classes since the program’s inception. We have been amused, enlightened and elated at the variety and depth of the programs. We believe in lifelong learning. The LIFE@Elon program fits the bill.

Husband and wife; members for nine years

We have so enjoyed the lectures at LIFE@Elon. Retirement really does allow us to expand our horizons and take part in lectures from such a broad array of fine speakers. From learning about the North Carolina wine industry, to learning about jazz improvisation, to hearing Dr. Danieley and his wonderful tales of Elon’s history. We especially enjoyed hearing how he has lunch with a different freshman chemistry student each day! Elon is so open to the senior citizens in the community, and we appreciate the kindnesses shown.

Husband and wife; six year members in the Wednesday class

What a wonderful idea to have LIFE@Elon, I have thoroughly enjoyed most of the sessions! The opportunity to meet new individuals who have moved to the immediate area from all over the United States, has also been a positive part of the class. Certainly there was much thought in planning this program. Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this an enjoyable day in the week for a retired individual.

Elon Alumna; member for eight years

LIFE@Elon is a pleasant, interesting, and educational event each week!

Third year member in the Wednesday class