Institute  for  Learning

in  Retirement

News Alerts:  6/5/2020 update

The ILR Office is closed due to coronavirus restrictions.  

Online membership renewal is now available:    If you have not changed your address or contact information, you may renew your membership online at this link:  Renew Your Membership Online

Mail-in membership renewal is available by accessing 2020-21 renewal form under the "Current Forms & Flyers" tab.

New Member forms are available under the "Current Forms & Flyers" tab above.  (New members may not join online.)

Please Note :  Effective June 1, 2020, a $10 Annual Mail Fee will be applied to any household requesting to receive the quarterly class schedule by Mail.  (If two members share a household, one $10 fee is applied.) There is no fee to receive the quarterly class schedule by email or to access it on this website.

If you renew your membership using the form (under Current Forms & Flyers tab)  AND you mark the "Mail" option to receive quarterly schedules, please add $10 to the total renewal amount. (Single renewal w/Mail option - $20 + $10= $30; Joint renewal w/Mail option - $20 + $20 + $10 = $50) 

If you renew your membership online, you will see the separate payment option  for the Annual Mail Fee. Payment will require a separate credit card transaction. If you are renewing for a Joint Membership, ONLY ONE Mail Fee is needed.  (If an Annual Mail Fee is not chosen & paid, you will automatically receive the Quarterly Class Schedules by email.)

    2020 Summer Quarter is being planned.  We are awaiting information from TCC regarding when we can resume classes.

    • We care about your health and welfare during this coronavirus outbreak.   As a result of the pandemic, to ensure the safety of our members, speakers and staff, all ILR Spring Quarter classes, social activities, and Annual Meeting, were cancelled. All payments for Spring activities have been refunded.

      The ILR Spring Art Show is postponed. The Art Show coordinators will be in touch with the artists as additional information is available.

    Introducing ILR at TCC

    The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a group of active seniors who are committed to life-long learning.  Based at the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College, we enjoy intellectually stimulating lectures,  discussion groups, social events, and trips.  

    For a yearly membership fee you will receive a quarterly schedule of our programs and events.  Classes, trips, discussion groups, and socials require registration and payment.  Read more to see if joining ILR might enrich your retirement life as well.


    Anyone age 55 or older is welcome to join without regard to race, creed, color, or gender.  Read***** more about our organization. 

    Welcome to the Princess Anne Building at Tidewater Community College.
    The ILR office is Room 103 inside this building.
    To attend a class, park in Lot 1 or 2. Proceed down sidewalk between the Lynnhaven and Blackwater buildings toward Pungo in the distance.
    Keeping going toward the door.
    Most ILR classes will take place in F-133, the lecture hall in Pungo.
    If you exit the Pungo Building from the back door, you will have this view of the Student Center. The cafe is on your left and the elevator entrance on your right.
    If you park in Lot 7, you have this view of the Student Center. Cross the bridge.
    Once you cross the bridge to the Student Center, enter this door to go to the desired floor.

    Find your way around

    Members are finding the campus easy to navigate, thanks to the helpful guards in Lots 1 and 2 and our reserved parking section marked by red cones.  

    Check the schedule of classes and join your friends at TCC.  Remember that most but not all classes will be in the Pungo Building (F).  Our business office is in the Princess Anne Building (A), which is near the flags and dolphin sculpture.  

    Contact information:

    Office Phone Number:  (757) 756-4861


    Mailing address:  

    Institute for Learning in Retirement
    TCC--Virginia Beach Campus
    Princess Anne Bldg.  Room A--103
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453


    2020 annual meeting cancelled; electronic voting succeeded

    Unfortunately the annual gathering to elect officers and handle business was cancelled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.  Election of officers and approving the revised Bylaws were conducted by an electronic vote.  The Bylaws passed are here and an explanation of the revisions here.  The new 2020-2021 officers are listed below. 

    President           Michael McGraw

    Vice-President   Linda Dye

    Secretary           Margie Cole

    Treasurer          Sandy Fallon

    At-Large            Jeanette Ray

    At-Large            Barbara Stokey

    Get to know them by reading their biographies here.

    Institute for Learning in Retirement is a life-long learning group operating in a partnership between Tidewater Community College and ILR . We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Copyright 2019

    Hours: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday
    Email:  Office@ILRVB.ORG
    Phone: 757-756-4861

    Copyright 2019

    Institute for Learning in Retirement is a 501(c)(3)
    non-profit organization.

    Institute for Learning in Retirement
    TCC-Virginia Beach Campus
    Princess Anne Bldg. A-103
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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