Lifelong Learning

Pursue what interests you.

A Playground For Inquisitive Minds

Hear different points of view, gain fresh perspectives and debate new topics with interesting, educated fellow residents in an environment devoted to engaging your intellect and stimulating your mind. Our World Affairs discussions explore pressing topical issues, and our regular University Speakers series features university administrators and learned faculty lecturers addressing subjects from fascinating historical events to dramatic present-day opportunities and challenges.

View of the Carolina Meadows Apartments

Carolina Meadows University

CMU was created as a way to keep our residents informed about and engaged. Our diverse programs, led by instructors with a passion for their subject, include lectures, discussions, short-format discussions or deep topical dives.

Books in the Carolina Meadows library

Learning Resources

Rich educational resources surround us, including courses and lectures at the Friday Center, UNC’s Wilson Library and Duke’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Even closer to home is our sunlit campus library, where you can browse through thousands of books even as you anticipate the hundreds of new titles which arrive each year. Choose from over a thousand DVDs that range from classics to an ever-growing selection of today’s thought-provoking films. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are just two of a broad spectrum of current periodicals which keep you informed daily, weekly and monthly.

Meet The Residents

A resident since 2012, Lila came to Carolina Meadows and continued to see the world.

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