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Letter from Program Director & FAQs

Letter from Lifelong Learning Program Director, August 2019

Dear Friends,

2019 is the 5th anniversary of the Wake Forest Lifelong Learning Program. We are so grateful for your loyalty and support over these years. Whether you’ve taken one course or thirty, we appreciate your enthusiastic reception of Wake Forest faculty and the provocative and stimulating learning that they bring to the classroom.

On October 28, 2019 we will hold our annual lecture, with a reception to celebrate our Fifth Birthday. We hope you will join us, and more to come on that later.

For now, we want you to know that we are changing the fee structure for the first time in these five years.

First, we will no longer have an annual membership fee. As you know, we want to grow our program, building on our well-established and enthusiastic base. We want to add more courses to our daytime and evening sessions, experiment with varied formats, and try to attract an audience as diverse as Winston-Salem is. We don’t want a required membership fee to be a hindrance for anyone, particularly people considering their first Lifelong Learning course.

Second, we are raising the fee per course while still offering a discount for taking multiple courses. This is the first increase in five years, and we hope to raise the stipends for our wonderful faculty for the first time as well. As always, we invite and encourage anyone who finds the course fee a financial burden to contact Mimi Komos in our office. The new fee schedule is:

1 course per term:  $160 ($140 for WFU retirees/graduates)

2 courses per term:  $140 per course ($125 for WFU retirees/graduates)

3 or more courses per term:  $130 per course ($120 for WFU retirees/graduates)

At Wake Forest, we are committed to a Lifelong Learning program that brings Wake Forest faculty to the classroom. Occasionally a highly qualified teacher from our community will be invited, but our primary goal is to connect the Winston-Salem community with our outstanding faculty and take advantage of this tremendous resource in our city.

Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to seeing you in upcoming courses as we all keep on


Tom Frank, Program Director

Inclement Weather Policy:

In case of inclement weather, please note our policy: If the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System cancels school, then our Lifelong Learning classes are cancelled on that day. If the WS/FC School System operates on a delay, then our Lifelong Learning classes will be held on that day, as regularly scheduled. Whenever a Lifelong Learning class is cancelled due to inclement weather/hazardous driving conditions, we will make every effort to make up the class within a reasonable amount of time. Above all else, please use caution and good judgement, and be safe!


Emergency Class Cancellation Policy:

If a Lifelong Learning class has to be cancelled due to teacher illness, family/staff emergency or building issues, class enrollees will be notified via email at the earliest possible convenience.  Additionally, the Lifelong Learning main phone number (336-758-5232) will be updated to indicate class has been cancelled.    A makeup class will be scheduled within a reasonable amount of time.



The WFU Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle Program is open to the public, and offers an exercise and fitness program monitored by a professional staff from the WFU Clinical Research Center. The cost of the program is $35/month, and includes an initial health and fitness assessment, an exercise plan and goals, and an individualized consultation with a nutritionist. Please call 758-5853 for more information, or to request a free one-week trial.


Where are classes located?

Classes are located at the WFU Brookstown Campus, 200 Brookstown Ave, Suite 302, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, unless noted on the course description.


How do I register for classes?

You may register on-line at


Do I have to work or teach at Wake Forest University to be eligible for classes?

No, all members of our community are welcome to register for classes.


How can I get information about upcoming classes?

Provide your name and email address on the Lifelong Learning welcome page or send a message at .


How do I pay for classes?

You may pay for classes via credit card or personal check.You will be prompted to indicate your payment preference and instructions when you register.