Welcome to ODU Institute for Learning in Retirement
In the spotlight
First Friday Dog Walks
On April 7, five intrepid seniors and three greyhounds met behind the Shore Drive Food Lion for a pleasant walk through the Story by the Sea neighborhood. Although it was windy, we were able to use the neighborhood homes for shelter from the wind by walking between the trail and the Lynhaven River.
Our next walk is at 10 AM, Friday May 5. See you there for a leisurely ramble and possible lunch at Shore Drive Taste. Please park in the trail parking located behind the Food Lion.
First Friday Dog Walk Map
Please park behind the store
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 activities fill up quickly and close to registration. The title text is a link to the page listing our programs closed to additional registrations. Please call the office (757-368-4160) to ask if space has opened up before sending in your registration for these activities. Thank you.
ILR events are open to all members. Paid registration is required
ILR offers all programs a la carte. Members register for individual classes or events each quarter. Payment (check or cash) is required with registration. We accept registrations until the day of a class, as long as there is space available. Events, which include trips, have prior registration deadlines which are noted on the Course Schedule and Registration form.