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Institute for Learning In Retirement

Welcome to the Institute for Learning in Retirement 

Our goal is simple: create opportunities for retired professionals to share their knowledge and skills. Learning is lifelong, and we offer active learning and connections with like-minded peers.

With us, you won't have to worry about long-term commitments. Our groups meet for two hours once a week, for either four or eight weeks, giving you the flexibility to pursue your passions without sacrificing your schedule. We also offer a lecture series, presented by experts with various backgrounds.

In addition to our core offerings, membership with the Institute of Learning in Retirement also includes attendance at Farmingdale State College events, a monthly newsletter, special events, tours and an annual luncheon. We are committed to providing you with exciting, educational programs that will enhance your retirement experience.


Annual Yearly Membership

Registration Procedure: Registration for Study Groups and Lectures is on a first-come, first-served basis. All ILR activities are open to members only unless otherwise noted and are subjected to availability and change. 

Grants you access to an array of exciting opportunities, including: 

  • Fascinating Study Groups led by knowledgeable facilitators where you can explore various subjects and delve into meaningful discussions with fellow members.
  • Inspiring Guest Lectures by esteemed experts from diverse fields, providing insights and perspectives on a wide range of topics.
  • Organized Day Trips to local attractions, museums, and cultural events, giving you the chance to expand your horizons and enjoy the company of fellow learners.
  • Engaging On-Campus Events that foster connections, friendships, and an environment of continuous growth and intellectual stimulation.

Click Here to Pay Annual Membership

Please note that additional fees may be incurred for materials, auditing, books, study groups, organized trips and lectures. The membership fee covers an annual access fee, granting you entry to all offerings available through Farmingdale State College and the Institute for Learning in Retirement. 

For more details, be sure to check out our Study Group Section.

In addition to classes, we offer exciting day trips, lectures, art classes, and more. If you're interested in contributing, consider becoming a volunteer study group leader for our fall 2023/24 semesters. Share your ideas via email! Join us at the Institute for Learning in Retirement Program at Farmingdale State College and embark on a journey of continued growth and enrichment. Join our emailing list today to learn more about this incredible opportunity for lifelong learners like you!

Volunteer Opportunities - Join Our Team!

ILR thrives on the enthusiasm and commitment of our members, and we are actively seeking volunteers to contribute their time and expertise to our vibrant community. If you have a passion for a particular subject and would like to lead a study group or contribute in any other capacity, we warmly encourage you to step forward and be part of our dedicated team.

Help Us Grow and Build Our Program

We are committed to enhancing the ILR experience and creating an inclusive, dynamic learning environment for all. As we embark on this journey together, your ideas, suggestions, and feedback are invaluable in shaping our program and ensuring its success. We welcome your input on new course ideas, potential guest speakers, and any other initiatives that could enrich the ILR community.

Together, we look forward to a remarkable semester of growth, knowledge-sharing, and meaningful connections.

Institute for Learning in Retirement Events

There are no upcoming Institute for Learning in Retirement events at this time. Check back soon for upcoming events.

Last Modified 10/27/23