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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 and multi-week classes. A single class is one hour-and-a-half class. Multi-week classes consist of two or more classes scheduled in successive weeks. To attend these classes, you can become a member by registering online or by mail. Becoming a CLIR member requires a $25 registration fee which then allows access to all single classes and courses in a session!

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: Classes have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Classes will resume in the Winter 2021 semester.

Online registration has been disabled for the time being.

spring brochure

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What's New

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. Did you miss her presentation? Click here to watch it.

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

Contact Us

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