Welcome to ODU Institute for Learning in Retirement
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is an educational member organization planned and operated by and for individuals 55 years of age and older. There are over 300 such college-sponsored institutes and centers in the U. S. and we are one of the largest in Virginia. Sposored by Old Dominion University, our ILR began in 1993 with 15 interested members and it now has well over 700 active members.
Learn more about ILR and the benefits of membership by reading About ILR.
If you think you might be able to present a program to our members, For Presenters guides you through the process of pitching and presenting a program.
A number of ILR programs fill up quickly and close to registration. Before contacting the office about a late registration, please check our list of sold out programs. The title text is a link to the page listing our programs closed to additional registrations.
ILR events are open to members having a reservation
ILR offers all programs a la carte. Members register for individual programs during the registration period. Once registrations close, individual programs may have a small number of places available for late registration.