Frequently Asked Questions

In General

We invite you to attend our Friday virtual presentations. Also, take a look at the Speakers Archive page to view and hear previous presentations.

 New Member Orientation!

Join us the second Friday of each month at 9 am, in an online Zoom meeting for New Member Orientation. Look in the Events section for details and registration.


As soon as it is safe to do so we will resume ... the Newcomers' Coffee/Tea, in Wolfe Hall at PUMC on the first Friday of meeting months at 9:30 AM. You will find us just past the coffee / tea stations.


Come early before the opening 10 AM bell, any meeting Friday, to enjoy coffee or hot tea, meet fellow scholars and make new friends who share common interests.

Yes! Lunch Bunch which meets once per month (usually the fourth Friday of the month)* at 11:45 PM. Table size varies per restaurant but you will sit with maybe 6 or 8 other members which is a great size to get to know your fellow Scholars. *Exceptions: the months of May, June, July, August, September, November and December.


Note: For the safety of the students and community Queens University has moved all education to virtual for the fall semester. Queens campus dining services are not available during the fall semester. After our Friday meetings, you can usually find Senior Scholars enjoying lunch at the Young Dining Hall. Young is located on the first floor of the Trexler Student Center on the main Queens University campus. Their recently re-designed dining hall offers a variety of quality food stations.

Q-cards are issued at the campus security guard office. The campus security office is now housed on the first floor of the white Withers house located at the intersection on Selwyn and Wellesley. Be prepared to have your picture taken when applying for a Q-card. To learn if Q-Cards are currently available please contact contact the SSQ Queens Liaison Chairman at

Go to the post office that is located downstairs in the Texler building. Near the post office is an administrative office where they can receive payments for meals that are added to your Q-card account. To learn if updates to existing Q-Cards are currently available please contact contact the SSQ Queens Liaison Chairman at 

Yes! Watch the Field Trips page and the Social Event page for winter and spring luncheons (celebrating the holidays in December and spring in June) as they provide an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow members; perhaps discuss your favorite speaker or who you would like to hear in the future.

Attend the annual retreat at Wildacres, relaxing days of learning, reflection, fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude, sharing and hiking at this beautiful 1,400 acre wilderness retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spectacular mountains of western North Carolina.

Senior Scholars is run totally by volunteers. It's a great way to make new friends and support our group. When we resume in person meetings members are always needed to help with activities, such as coffee preparation or field trips. Check out the Committees page to learn what they do. We welcome your talents and input!

About Emails

A. Weekly emails are sent as early as Monday or as late as Wednesday before the Friday meeting. Reminder: we do not meet the months of June, July, August and December.

Our software, Benchmarkemail, provides us the number sent and other statistics. We count each email address that appears on the current Senior Scholar 'directory', adjusting the count by removing duplicates and those who have chosen to unsubscribe to determine how many emails should be sent. To this count we add the number of people who have used "Join our weekly email" option and on neither the current 'directory' nor the unsubscribe 'directory.' We reconcile the counts with the number sent to insure accuracy.

A. The Senior Scholars email list is neither shared nor sold nor used for any reason other than those consistent with Senior Scholars at Queens email broadcasts. Senior Scholars reserves the right to eliminate entries as desired.

A. Once the form is completed, an email is generated by our software vendor, Benchmarkemail, using the newly entered email address. An affirmative response to the new email is needed to continue the join process. A confirmation of success email will be sent when your email address is added.

Be proactive by adding our email vendor to a "whitelist" on your system to ensure that emails are not rejected. Click to see Whitelisting for instructions.

Emails are archived and available here

A. To unsubscribe, simply select and complete the unsubscribe option at the bottom of the weekly email

A. Email from the email address used that is unsubscribed:

To: ""
Subject: "Please remove me from the Master Unsubscribe List for seniorscholarsnc"
Text: Your assistance is appreciated.

Whitelisting is the way to ensure that our emails are not blocked. When the email is sent it normally goes to the member's inbox, however the email reader or spam software on the receiving computer could either place the message in the "SPAM", "JUNK", etc. or simply reject the message. Look through the "ALL", "SPAM" or "JUNK" directory to find the email. To fix the problem so it does not occur again follow these instructions, depending on your software.

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