Providing lifelong learning opportunities for active, older adultsLooking for something to keep yourself sharp, active and involved during your golden years? The Learning in Retirement organization is a self-directed, membership-based association of retired people, offering learning opportunities to members.
Members choose topics or subjects, take the lead in organizing classes, discussion groups or tours and participate in peer teaching and learning. There are classes and instructors, but no tests or grades. The UW Oshkosh Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement hosts the organization and facilitates various learning activities.
How to Join
Anyone committed to lifelong learning can join. The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30. An $80 annual membership fee provides for unlimited course participation for one year. Tours require additional nominal fees. Check out our brochure...
Each semester Learning in Retirement offers a variety of courses and tours, averaging more than 100 programs per academic year. One annual membership fee entitles participation in as many courses as desired in both the fall and spring semesters. Popular course topics have included spirituality, life story writing, local history, current events, book discussion groups, music appreciation and managing personal investments. One-day tours have included Mosquito Hill Nature Center, Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, art museums and area businesses. Check our past and current catalogs under "Course Listings & Newsletters".
Members have a voice in determining the courses offered. All members are invited to make suggestions to the curriculum committee or develop and lead their own courses.
Be our Guest at an LIR course
Use the link below to print out a Guest Pass and use it to attend a LIR course of your choice. A course is a short program that does not require an additional fee for participation.
LIR Guest Pass (pdf)