General FAQs

How do I register for speaker events?

Members and their guests do not need to register to attend in person in Wolfe Hall at PUMC.

Guests are required to check-in at the Membership Desk to make a donation.

To attend virtually, via Zoom, follow the registration link on a Senior Scholars email or on this website.

What is needed to attend in the
Wolfe Hall PUMC?

Bring your nametag, your current year membership card and a mask, if you wish to wear one.

If you have been recently diagnosed with COVID, are ill, experiencing COVID or flu symptoms or have been exposed in the last five days to a person suffering from COVID or the flu, we ask that you stay home and attend by Zoom.

Attendees more comfortable wearing a face mask are encouraged to do so.

We ask that you respect the choice made by others.

Is there a "meet and greet" before
the Friday meetings?

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.

We also offer a 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.

New Member Orientation!

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

We also offer a 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.

Do members ever meet for lunch?
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. ~ AND ~ 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.
Are there dining discounts for Senior Scholars at Queens University?

For the 2022-2023 academic year a block of 10 meals may be purchased at the discounted rate of $111.87.

Cards may be purchased at Chartwells' office,  located in the lower level of Trexler Student Center, across the hall from the mailroom and downstairs from Young Dining Hall.

I have a Q-Card.
How do I add meals to my Q-Card?

Queens University Q-cards are being phased out in 2023 and replaced with disposable meal cards. Senior Scholars who have Q-cards with meals remaining may use them until they expire, but going forward Chartwells will use disposable meal cards.

Queens ID cards are reserved for students, faculty, and staff who need after-hours access to buildings.


Are all speaker events available in
the Speakers Archives?

Yes, as long as we receive permission from the speaker.

Does Senior Scholars have a travel program?

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.

Are there any local or seasonal events?

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.

How can I help?

Senior Scholars is run totally by volunteers.

It’s a great way to make new friends and support our group. 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!

Email FAQs

When are emails sent and how many?
Weekly emails are sent early on the Monday before the Friday meeting.
Reminder: we do not meet the months of June, July, August and December.


How will the email address be used?

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.

How to unsubscribe to the mailing list?

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

How to reverse a mailing list unsubscribe?

Send an Email to:
Using the email address that was unsubscribed:

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

More on "whitelisting."
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. Get help whitelisting the Senior Scholars emails

Membership FAQs

How do I replace a lost nametag?

You can order a new nametag at Replacement Nametag for a $10 fee.

The nametag will be mailed to you without the magnet because of US Post Office regulations.

When you next attend a meeting, you can pick up your magnet at the Membership Desk.

How do I replace a lost Membership Card?

Please go to: Request Member ID.

You will receive an email with your Member ID which you can present for entrance.

Please stop by the Membership Desk to have a replacement card issued.

I haven't renewed my membership.
Can I do it in person?

You can renew in-person at the Membership Desk at PUMC.