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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 $30 registration fee per term 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.


Classes will be held in person at Vernon Cottage.

Click here to access online registration

Canceled: 11/28 AND 11/29 Classes

Unfortunately, our classes this week, "From Our Ancestors: How Ancient DNA Shapes Human Diversity Today," scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, and "Just the Facts Ma’am: Are Emotions the Enemy of Facts?," scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, have been canceled, one due to a death in the family and the other due to a case of COVID. We apologize and hope to reschedule!

Holiday Gathering








Immediately following our last Fall 2023 class on 12/7.

We hope to see you there!

Contact Us

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