• Once again, your ILR Curriculum Committee has prepared another group of exciting and informative courses for your educational enrichment this Fall. Classes will be held at several locations throughout the New Haven area so that all our members, even those who do not wish to drive too far, have access to courses within a reasonable distance of their homes.

    Please keep up with everything that is happening by visiting your ILR website. If you have any suggestions for improved electronic communication, just go to our "Contact Us" page and let us know what you would like to see added or changed.

    The success of our ILR program ultimately depends on our member's active participation.


    Check this site periodically to keep up to date on all ILR happenings.
  • We need members willing to help in several areas including learning Microsoft Access and Microsoft Publisher to  assist with the organization of classes and registration. Members who are proficient in Adobe Contribute and Constant Contact are also needed. Help our organization become better than it already is and have some fun at the same time.
  • Beginning in spring 2013, we no longer process late registrations. Registration deadline will be posted on this website and published in the catalog. Don’t let procrastination deny you access to the classes of your choice.
  • See Events and Trips page for information on upcoming trips.

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The Institute for Learning in Retirement Inc. at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT (ILR) is a non-profit, community-based group of retired and semi-retired people who share a love of learning. At its heart, ILR is an academic program designed to suit varied interests. We enjoy college level academic pursuits without concern for credit, grades or prerequisites. This creates unique educational opportunities made possible by members who volunteer their time and by collaborative leadership.

Our Study Group leaders include current and retired professors from Yale, SCSU, Albertus Magnus College, Quinnipiac University, and other institutions. Some of our courses are also led by members whose avocation is learning. They share their own passion for research with their peers, whether the topic is medicine, music, language, history, literature, movies, food, geography or politics. We have a spring (April through June) and a fall semester (October and November). Our classes are held mainly at Albertus Magnus College, which generously allows us the use of their Aquinas Hall classrooms.

We issue course catalogs to members twice a year and offer between 40 and 50 courses each semester. All classes are held between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm on weekdays. There are more than 300 lifelong learning groups throughout the United States and Canada. Each sets its own by-laws and fees. Our ILR prides itself on being affordable even by those on tight budgets. Annual membership is $30, and the registration fee for each course is $10 plus the cost of photocopied materials, dvd’s, and other supplies required in some subjects.

Please note: because of increased printing and mailing costs, only paid-up members will receive catalogues and other hardcopy materials. Non-members are welcome to come to this website for current ILR information.


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