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!

Summer 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.


Film - Silent Couples
Instructor: Brian Kleemann
Watch three different silent movies—"Sunrise," "The Crowd" and "The Docks of New York"—that address relationships and compare their approaches.

Tuesday, July 9 to 23
6 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-035, $119; Lifelong Learner $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn


Historic Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan
Instructor: Jack MacRae
Maritime tragedies were tragically frequent on the great lakes during the 19th and 20th centuries. Examine the ships and the sailors that battled the turbulent waters of Lake Michigan.

Monday, July 15 to Aug. 5
10 a.m. to noon
HUMNT-0001-051, $119; Lifelong Learner $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn


The Parthenon and the Elgin Marbles
Instructor: Ruth Nelson
The Parthenon is an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and Western civilization, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Learn about its history and the current battle over its tremendous sculptures, the Elgin Marbles.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
7 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-039, $29; Lifelong Learner $19
On campus in Glen Ellyn


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.

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.–Apollo Reaches the Moon

Lunch Break Lectures

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

June 12 – Emily Dickinson
June 26 – Making it through the Elizabethan Era
July 10 - TBD
July 24 – The Tudors 
Aug. 7 – Owls of DuPage County

More for Lifelong Learners

The Plus 50 Program
Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes designed with experiences and skills of adult learners in mind.

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.

Continuing Education wants to hear from you!

Let us know what kind of Lifelong Learning programs you'd like us to offer. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions—complete the Lifelong Learning Survey.

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 Continuing Education

To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Summer 2019 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

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

Summer Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.