Frequently Asked Questions

What are the masking requirements for CLIR classes?

UConn now recommends, but does not require, that masks be worn when indoors. Social distancing is no longer required. 

What is the difference between signing up for a course and a single class?

Courses run as multi-week classes, whereas classes occur on one single occasion. As long as you are a registered member, you can attend either of these options!

Is there accessible parking available at the venue?

Yes! We have a parking lot outside of the Vernon Cottage where classes are held.

I am often away or busy and cannot attend many of the workshops, how could I stay involved?

There are no minimum attendance requirements. We occasionally record popular classes and you can access those at to watch on your own schedule. We keep the cost low because we know that no one can attend all classes.

How will I know if a class has been cancelled?

We will send you an email to let you know that a class has been cancelled. If you do not use email, be sure to check the “what’s new” section of our website’s homepage for updates on classes. Yin case of bad weather, CLIR follows the Mansfield Public Schools policy, announced on local radio and TV stations: if they cancel, we cancel; if they have late opening, we cancel morning class, if they have early closing, we cancel afternoon class. If in doubt, contact Mansfield Community Center at 860-429-3015, or the UConn information line at 860-486-3768.

I do not use email. How can I register and stay informed about classes?

You can register for classes by mail! Just print out and cut the registration form found in the CLIR brochure and mail the form and check/money order to:

UConn Extension/CLIR

1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036

Storrs, CT 06269-4036

How do I find out if I am a current member and up to date with my membership dues?

Please email CLIR@uconn.eduto check the status of your enrollment for each semester. You can also call 860-486-7178.

If I sign up for a course do I have to attend all of the classes?

While we encourage you to attend as many classes as you can in a course, there is no attendance requirement.

How long does a session last?

Each session lasts for the duration of the season it corresponds with. For example, the 2019 Spring session ran from the beginning of April to mid-June.