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Kayaking on Muddy Creek, Witch of Pungo tale telling

Membership has its benefits

Learn more about ILR and the benefits of membership

Message of the day

2016 Summer is underway. Keep a look-out here for inclement weather information or program changes.


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 are a member, For Members provides links to content frequently read by our members. Members interested in taking an active role in program planning should read Volunteering.


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.

Full Classes and Programs

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.

Are we open?

ILR is normally open from 9:30 AM  to 3:30 on days when ODU is open.

ILR follows ODU holidays and weather closings.

Phone: 757 368-4160

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Recent News

September 7, 2016
On September 7, 2016 our 2016 Fall program catalog, membership renewal form, registration forms, and trip registration forms are available from the website for your use. 
March 7, 2016
Revision History
7 March 2016: Original


PDF containing the complete Spring 2016 Newsletter
PDF of the complete newsletter.
This file contains just the forms that must be completed and returned to register for the 2016 summer classes, social events, and trip.