Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore

Message from the Director

Gil Rose Lippincott Professor Emeritus of Modern and Classical Languages

Program Director, Gil Rose"It all began with the new millennium. Previously, serious, multi-week, liberal arts courses exclusively for adults could be found only at the big universities. Then in 2002, a group of senior Swarthmore faculty devised a small but ambitious program to be staffed entirely by our cohort and offered to Philadelphia-area alumni of the college as well as other residents..."  More.

Program Features

  • Small seminar-style classes with other educated adults
  • Courses taught by senior or emeriti faculty members of Swarthmore College
  • Courses offered in each of the divisions of the College: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences/engineering
  • No grades, no academic credit, just learning for learning's sake
  • Open to alumni, their adult family members, and friends. The on-campus program also welcomes residents of the greater Philadelphia area.

Program Structure

  • Classes meet once a week for two and a half hours.
  • Classes meet for eight weeks.
  • Enrollment is limited, and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tuition is $490 for the on-campus program, $690 for the New York City program, checks or credit cards are acceptable.

Contact Lifelong Learning at (610) 328-8696 or mcarr1@swarthmore.edu.

On Campus New York City