Lifelong Learners Program
The Lifelong Learners Program at Columbia University was launched in 1986 by the School of Continuing Education and the Brookdale Institute on Aging and Adult Human Development, with the aim of establishing at Columbia University a community of mature learners committed to the principles of lifelong education. Since then, the Program has grown to 200 participants.
Individuals over 65 years of age who are interested in auditing courses may enroll at a discount as Lifelong Learners. These participants are encouraged to attend class and to keep up with the reading. No examinations or papers are required and no grade is assigned.
Lifelong Learners are silent participants in class and may join in discussions only at the discretion of the instructor.