Emeritus Society

About the Emeritus Society

Emeritus Society, a lifelong learning program affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides stimulating noncredit opportunities for adult learners.  The program creates a learning community that affirms the unique attributes that adult students bring to the classroom– delight in the joy of learning, intellectual savvy, and substantial life experience. Emeritus Society participants are encouraged and supported in pursuing their intellectual interests with like-minded peers.  Our courses are designed to satisfy a hunger for intellectual nourishment without the pressure of tests and grades.

We are excited to offer courses and lectures in Greensboro taught by outstanding instructors noted for their scholarship and engaging classroom style.  We hope you will find one or more of interest and join us.


Please be sure that the email address you provide is current. That email will be used to send you a course confirmation with more details and invite you to enter Zoom meetings (if applicable). In the weeks before classes start, you will be sent an introduction to Zoom materials. In addition, staff will be available a half-hour before the first class for orientation help. 

Emeritus Society courses are open to people of all ages and educational backgrounds. The program is a self-supporting arm of the University. Class fees, not tax dollars, are used to meet costs for the program. The cost of each course depends on the number of sessions.  Courses consist of 3–8 sessions at $20 per session

You are registered only when payment is received. Register early to avoid inconvenience. Late registrants could miss important announcements such as last-minute changes in location. Instructors may not have enough materials for those registering late. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. If the class you want is filled, we keep a waiting list. Partial registrations to attend portions of the classes cannot be accepted. Detailed information on class location and parking will be supplied upon confirmation.


Please note: The charge will appear on your statement as being from Emeritus Society or Spartan Strategies, Inc.


To receive a refund, a written request must be received prior to the first class meeting. A $5 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Cancellation requests received after the first class meeting but before the second meeting will receive a full refund minus a $15 cancellation fee.  ALL written requests should be emailed to emeritus@spartanstrategiesinc.org or mailed to:

Emeritus Society
5900 Summit Avenue, #201
Browns Summit, NC  27214


If you experience any issues registering please call (336) 740-0211 or email us at emeritus@spartanstrategiesinc.org.


    Adverse Weather and Class Cancellations

    When the university closes due to adverse weather (such as ice and/or snow, or other conditions) Emeritus Society classes are cancelled as well. Details can be found on the UNCG homepage (www.uncg.edu) or by dialing one of the following numbers:

    Adverse Weather Line (336-334-4400)

    Campus Switchboard (336-334-5000)

    Details are also available on the Triad’s four television stations: WFMY-TV (News 2), WGHP-TV (Fox 8), WXII-TV (News Channel 12) and WXLV (ABC 45). Some area radio stations also have information.

    When the university decides to remain open but Emeritus Society classes are canceled, you will be notified of the cancellation by Spartan Strategies, Inc.