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    “Since learning about and joining CLIR I’ve really been amazed by the options available to me, and their quality of presenters and presentations, all at low cost. I think it is incredible.”

Promoting Lifelong Learning Through CLIR

Exercise your mind with good friends.

UConn Extension's Center for Learning in Retirement (CLIR) provides meaningful and serious intellectual activities for retirees and other adults from all walks of life, conducted in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. There are no academic requirements.

CLIR classes are offered in two formats: single classes (one 90-minute class) and multi-week classes (two or more classes scheduled in successive weeks). To attend these classes, you can become a CLIR member by registering online or by mail - note that there is a $25 registration fee for doing so.

All classes will be held at the Vernon Cottage on the Mansfield Depot Campus at the University of Connecticut.

Join CLIR today. New members are always welcome! If you would like to sample a class or two at no cost, you are invited to do so.


Update: In-person classes have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Classes will resume in the Winter 2021 semester online.

Online registration has been disabled for the time being.


What’s New:

CLIR regrets to inform you of the recent passing of our long-time member and friend, Betty Heiss.  Betty was a member of the CLIR Executive Council and head of its Curriculum Committee for several years, recruiting many, many excellent volunteer speakers and running a summer program as well.  We are very grateful for her faithful and energetic service to the Center for Learning in Retirement.

Jerry Phillips, an Associate Professor of English at UConn presented on the Race Question and the American Experience. Click here to watch it.

Rebecca Lobo, former UConn Women's Basketball player spoke at our CLIR meeting in May. Click here to watch her presentation.

Naturally@UConn profiled Curt Beck and his involvement in the Memoir Club. Click here to read the entire article.

Extension's Center for Learning in Retirement offers memoir writing club article in UConn Today.

Retirees Head Back to the Classroom (February 2018 Chronicle, click here to read)

Contact Us

UConn Extension/CLIR
W.B. Young Building
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036
Storrs, CT 06269-4036