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Institute for Learning In Retirement

At the Institute for Learning in Retirement, our aim is to develop opportunities for sharing knowledge and skills with others. 


  • An opportunity to enjoy active learning while meeting wonderful new people of similar age and with varied interests.
  • No long-term commitments; study groups meet for two hours once a week during the day, for either four or eight weeks.
  • A lecture series – sixteen lectures per year – presented by experts with various backgrounds.
  • Assorted extras: Attendance at College cultural events, special events, tours, workshops, and an annual breakfast and luncheon.


Annual membership cost is $60 per person (non-refundable) September 1 to August 31. Spring membership is only $45 (non-refundable) March 1 to August 31.  ILR brochures are mailed twice yearly: January (spring program) and July (fall program).

A yearly student parking permit ($11) must be purchased from the ILR in order to park on campus.

Membership includes:

  • Eligibility to enroll in ILR classes
  • Friday Lecture Series
  • Receiving advance mailings for all ILR-sponsored events
  • Opportunity to hold ILR office

For more information, to receive a brochure or to become a member of the ILR, contact the office.

*Please note that membership is REQUIRED for class registration and for all other ILR activities.

Institute for Learning in Retirement Advisory Council

  • Mary Barry, Council Co-Chairperson
  • Linda Lupario, Curriculum Co-Chairperson
  • Abraham Bloomstone, Finance Co-Chairperson
  • Harvey Cohen, Finance Co-Chairperson
  • Pearl Doctor, Membership Co-Chairperson
  • Roberta Furman, Membership Co-Chairperson
  • Ruth Catanese, Member-at-Large
  • Barbara Greenberg, Member-at-Large 

institute for learning in retirement

Thompson Hall, Room 119
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Maryellen Lostritto
Staff Assistant

Last Modified 1/19/21