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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning at College of DuPage incorporates the best of what enrichment has to offer at any age. We offer a mix of courses, workshops, seminars and lectures designed especially for adults 50 and older, in a wide variety of topic areas. A reduced senior rate applies for participants 55 and over. Come join us - new courses begin each week.

In Continuing Education, we believe that learning never stops. Find out all that Lifelong Learning has to offer!

Spring Course Spotlight

We've chosen a few to share with you here. Find all of our classes in our Schedule of Classes online. If you don't already receive our schedule at your home, please let us know and we'll have one in your mailbox within days. 

V-Discs—A Fascinating Musical History 

"V" for Victory, was a record label formed in 1943 to provide records for U.S. military personnel during WWI as a morale boosting initiative. The discs included big band hits, classical performances, jazz and military marches. Per the agreement with the record companies, in 1949 audio masters were destroyed and leftover V-Discs were discarded. Later recognized as an invaluable historical record of popular music at the time, the recordings have been saved and re-issued. We will explore the historical context of the recordings, listen to some rare music and experience the incomparable art of the V-Disc performers.  
Instructor: Gerald Horan

Monday, May 4 and 11
9 to 11 a.m.
HUMNT-0001-008, $59; Lifelong Learner $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

The Plus 50 Program

Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes designed with experiences and skills of adult learners in mind. Learn more here.

Free Enrichment for Lifelong Learners

Enjoy the topics and the company! Continuing Education presents free lectures and discussions through our Sage Series and Lunch Break Lectures. Join us for an inspired selection of new topics.

Sage Series 

Sessions are free. Registration is required.
For full descriptions and locations, please visit page 26 of the current Schedule of Classes.

  • Future dates to be announced

Lunch Break Lectures

Sessions are free. Registration is requested.
Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1127. 

  • April 29 - Thoroughbreds, Racing and the Kentucky Derby
  • May 13 - The Stuarts

Share Your Passion and Experience

College of DuPage Continuing Education is seeking community members who are interested in facilitating Lifelong Learning courses and seminars! Call (630) 942-2208 for assistance with completing a New Course Proposal Form.

Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund

Limited scholarship funds are available to assist Lifelong Learners who choose to participate in Continuing Education programs. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please choose "Lifelong Learning Programs" on the College of DuPage Foundation donation page or call (630) 942-2462. 

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed through Friday, May 15. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at at any time.