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The Institute for Learning in Retirement

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating educational program designed for lifelong learners. Established with a commitment to providing engaging educational experiences for retirees, ILR offers a diverse range of courses, lectures, and special events that cater to the unique interests and passions of its members.

Register Early for These Pre-Semester Events!

Registration for these spring events is NOW OPEN! Please note that registration for the following two pre-semester events is separate from the ILR spring semester registration. You don't have to wait for the semester to begin to join in on the fun!

ILR March Gladness Luncheon

March Gladness Luncheon (Wednesday, March 27; 11:30 am–2:00 pm)

Shake off winter’s chill at our March Gladness luncheon, where we’ll trade basketballs for belly laughs in this joyful spring event—a first for ILR. On the menu will be a plated meal of your choosing, followed by a heaping helping of laughter with entertainment provided by Mike Hemmelgarn, comedian and ventriloquist.


ILR Millie Henley

Broken Country, Broken Families, Broken Hearts: Divided Families of the Civil War (Thursday, March 14; 1:00–2:15 pm)

Millie Henley, historical reenactor, will share the stories of Civil War families as well as those of well-known figures, such as Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. The very word “history” includes the word “story,” and who doesn’t like a good story?



Registration for Spring 2024 Opens on March 4th at 9:00 a.m.!

Are you ready to start a new year of learning? Join us April 1 through May 10 for an engaging and enriching spring semester. Use the button below to view our upcoming courses and Special Events.

Generous Thanks

ILR continues to fulfill its mission, thanks to the generous support from individual donors and businesses serving as sponsors or advertisers. We are delighted to announce that Berkeley Square is once again sponsoring ILR's spring semester and will host an exclusive tour of their beautiful Hamilton community for our members and non-members. Tour sign-ups will take place during ILR's normal semester registration. Since 1997, our focus has been on creating a positive impact in the lives of lifelong learners within our community and beyond. We express our sincere gratitude to Berkeley Square and all our supporters for placing their trust in us as we strive to make a meaningful difference.

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Your journey in learning doesn’t end with retirement

We are here to inspire, connect, and enrich your intellectual pursuits. From thought-provoking lectures to engaging workshops, there's something for every curious mind. We invite you to request our free course catalog or explore our website for a preview of upcoming courses.

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR)

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Miami University provides opportunities to explore, develop, and share knowledge and skills in a wide variety of topics. Courses taught by volunteer instructors, complemented by a variety of special events, enable participants to broaden their horizons and engage with other lifelong learners.

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106 MacMillan Hall
531 E Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-5896 (fax)