Lifelong Learning is going online this Fall, with the first class beginning October 5. Classes will be offered on into December. We expect that our Spring 2021 classes will also be online starting around February 1.
In addition, Wake Forest has developed a range of online resources for learning and life, specially selected for this time of physical distancing and isolation. The online connections we can all share right now are important to our well-being and sense of community. To strengthen these connections, we offer here a variety of learning opportunities from across the university that are available to you with just a couple of clicks.
The Continuing Studies Office does not have detailed information on everything you will find on these campus resource pages, so we encourage you to reach out to the particular office or department for details. If you would like to learn more about our credit and non-credit programs in Continuing Studies, click on the dropdown menus for Liberal Arts Studies and Lifelong Learning above.
Helping Ourselves and Others
In a time of global crisis, we need to take care of our own well-being, and do whatever we can to help others — in our families, organizations, and communities.
Taking Care of You: Well-Being and Practical Concerns
Resources on a variety of ways to help you maintain your sense of well-being, as we all learn to adjust to working and living in a world of physical distancing.
Serving Others in a Time of Need
Follow this Office of Civic & Community Engagement link for getting involved with the local community virtually and serving those who are experiencing loss.
MOVE with Christina Soriano and her team
Short, seated movement warm ups for all to enjoy.
COVID-19’s impact on our lives
The worldwide pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives, in our communities, regions, nations, and global relationships. One of our strengths as a liberal arts university is that we can draw upon accomplished scholars in a wide variety of fields for wisdom on how to think about this virus, respond to it, and prepare for what may lie ahead. We hope you will find these resources helpful, and we will keep adding to them along the way.
Education & Professional Development
Wake Forest offers a wealth of resources for your continued growth in learning and in sound preparation for your work, whether income-earning, personal interests, or volunteering.
Please look here for opportunities to learn more from Wake Forest faculty and visitors.
Lectures & Speeches
- Lifelong Learning Fall Lecture: Why Beethoven Matters
- Face to Face Speaker Forum-New Opportunity. October 20, 2020
- Presentations at the School of Divinity
- Past Commencement and Baccalaureate Addresses
- School of Business Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series
- Veritas Forum with Dr. Christian Miller “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person”
- “Does the First Amendment Protect Hate Speech?” Debate with WFU’s Dr. Shannon Gilreath
- An Evening of Sound, Poetry and Music featuring Poet Nathaniel Mackey, 2019 Edwin G. Wilson Distinguished Artist
- Rethinking Community Conference with Zerlina Maxwell
- “Cultivating the Confederacy: How Historians of Women, Gender, and Sexuality have reshaped the Civil War” Lecture with Dr. Michele Gillespie
- WFU’s Dr. Barry Trachtenberg’s Zoom Conversation about the Academy award winning Film “Jojo Rabbit”
Whether or not you are a Wake Forest alum, the following are helpful resources in your professional development. Insight and information that can shift the way you think and navigate your career.