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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

Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 15

Special Announcement:
CLIR Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, May 15 @ 2:45 immediately after our scheduled class
short annual meeting following the ice cream social

Spring 2024

Spring Term runs through June 14.

CANCELED: Wednesday, May 1 class, Appreciating the Bones of Connecticut's Landscape (Robert Thorson) We hope to reschedule for Fall 2024.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS CANCELATIONS WILL BE POSTED HERE up to and including the day of the class.

We will make every effort possible to notify our members of class cancelations. Please also keep in mind that if UConn cancels classes, this includes our classes.

Contact Us

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