There is a growing trend of colleges and universities to affiliate with retirement communities, often to enhance revenue sources. Little is known of the effect of this emerging phenomenon on the aging processes of elders living and learning on a college campus. This phenomenological study used focus group methodology to collect in depth interview data from a group of 31 elderly residents of a college-affiliated retirement community. Residents in this setting are required to complete 450 hours of continuing education per year. This continuing education requirement can be met through either age-segregated classes with other residents; or, intergenerational courses at the college with traditional aged students. The specific aims of this study included understanding the potential effects of the retirement community and campus settings on elders' ability to age successfully; and the impact of intergenerational engagement on the aging process. Findings from this study confirm that there are many opportunities which promote successful aging of elders in a higher education affiliated retirement community. Participants reported that successful aging is enhanced by the safety of the setting and access to: physical care; continuing education; dining facilities; socialization; intergenerational engagement; and the general disposition of intellectualism in the setting. In addition, the educational requirement results in self-selection of residents with interest in intellectual matters and continued learning that is then accentuated within the community culture. Conclusions include that more institutions of higher education should consider similar models, with careful attention to issues of enhancing both funding sources and opportunities for diversity within the program.