Institute for Learning
News Alerts: 9/1/2020 update
*The ILR Office is open on a limited schedule. TCC is closed to visitors at this time.
*All classes in August through November will be held via ZOOM. None will be held at TCC.
*If you missed the ZOOM practice session or want to practice what you learned, instructions are available: ZOOM Directions.
*Online Membership Renewal: If contact information is unchanged, you may renew online at this link: Renew Your Membership Online. This guide might help you navigate the process: Membership Renewal Instructions with Screenshots.
*Mail-in Membership Renewal: Find the form to download under the blue tab Current Forms and Flyers.
*Prospective members: Please visit the blue tab Membership.
*Current Summer and Fall class schedules are now available under the blue tabs Registration and Current Forms and Flyers.
The pandemic forced us to cope with many changes. Below members shared some of their brighter moments in quarantine. Click to read more.
One of the most fun and memorable things our family did to stay connected was to have “Throwback Thursdays,” where each week one of us would share, via group texts, family photos from both recent and long ago times, then in a flurry, we’d all send a comment in response. What interesting remembrances the many photos generated! Looking back on this most challenging time, and one we’re still dealing with, I have appreciated the less hurried pace and will remember fondly our special family “remote” get togethers. --Pat
For me one of the best surprises recently was finding out I could continue to be a member of ILR even though I moved to CT in May of this year. An added bonus was participating in Linda and Ed Dye’s Zoom class. Thank you for expanding membership and offering assistance with zoom. -Betsey
ZOOM into august
Beginning in August, summer and fall classes will be offered with ZOOM. It is a video conferencing program that allows us to meet together without being physically present. To learn the basics of ZOOM click here.
We will return to in-person classes at TCC when the Virginia Beach campus is open again to all students. Until then, you won't have to leave the driveway to attend class, but you will need Internet access with a computer, tablet, or phone.
If you have moved from the area, you can maintain your membership and attend ZOOM classes.
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.
Office Phone Number: (757) 756-4861
Institute for Learning in Retirement
Anyone age 55 or older is welcome to join without regard to race, creed, color, or gender.
Unfortunately we will not be meeting on the TCC campus during the fall. When we are able to return, please refer to the photos below for directions. In the meantime, enjoy ILR classes through ZOOM.
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.
Art from our Members
Even though the ILR Spring Art Show was canceled, most artists are still working in their studios. Enjoy these samples of our members' talents.