Elderscholar

Elderscholars in a lecture

The region's premier life-long learning opportunity for adults over 55

Education. Fellowship. Fun. 

ElderscholarSM was developed at Roanoke College in the fall of 1984 as a spin-off of the national Elderhostel program. For over three decades, ElderscholarSM has been among the most visible and popular examples of Roanoke College's commitment to providing educational opportunities to seniors and retirees.

Two elderscholars eating in the Commons

To be added to our mailing list, email elderscholar@roanoke.edu

Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in this unique opportunity.

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Spring 2022 Elderscholar offerings

Elderscholar Program

The Elderscholar Program is in its 38th year of offering lectures for adults 55 and older. The program features Roanoke College faculty and guests speaking on areas of their expertise. This spring, the program will be both in-person and virtual. Participants can choose to attend the live lecture with lunch afterwards, or watch live with Zoom from the safety and comfort of their home.  Registration is required. 

Learn more

Date | Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Location: Live: Colket Center Ballroom & Virtual: Zoom Webinar

Elderscholar Program

The Elderscholar Program is in its 38th year of offering lectures for adults 55 and older. The program features Roanoke College faculty and guests speaking on areas of their expertise. This spring, the program will be both in-person and virtual. Participants can choose to attend the live lecture with lunch afterwards, or watch live with Zoom from the safety and comfort of their home.  Registration is required. 

Learn more

Date | Time: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Location: Live: Colket Center Ballroom & Virtual: Zoom Webinar

A Journey in Entrepreneurial Innovation: Stuckey's Leadership - Then and Now

Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity in conjunction with the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation host an evening with Stephanie Stuckey. 

This event is open to the public. Complimentary tickets are required.

Learn more.

Date | Time: Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Location: Cregger Center, Cregger Arena