Institute for Learning
NOTES FROM THE OFFICE: 6/01/2023 update
*Online registration for 2023 Summer classes is open.
*The ILR on-campus office is open on a limited schedule. It is staffed Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact office for full schedule.
*If you have not changed your address or contact information, you may renew your membership online at this link: Renew Your Membership Online
*Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/3152384628372558
*Current Members can also join our private Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/762846427963639
ILR promotes learning and curiosity in retirement
The Institute for Learning in Retirement, called the ILR, is a group of active seniors who are committed to life-long learning. Membership is open to all who are retirement age without regard to race, religion, gender, color, or national origin.
Based at the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College, we enjoy intellectually stimulating lectures, discussion groups, social events, and trips.
While the pandemic alters our meeting together on campus, we continuedto enjoy intellectual experiences with classes delivered via Zoom. So do not wait for Covid to disappear in order to meet our community of learners.
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
Current Members can join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/762846427963639
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Need help with zoom?
ZOOM, a video conferencing program, will be used to deliver many of our winter classes. Below are specific instructions to help everyone stay connected on particular devices.
ZOOM APP download instructions
ILR Zoom on Computers and Laptops
ILR Zoom on iPhones, Small Tablets, and Smartphones
If you have moved from the area, you can maintain your membership and attend ZOOM classes.
2023-2024 Officers Installed
Our new officers were installed at the Annual Meeting and luncheon held March 22 at Bonefish Grill in Virginia Beach. You can see photos of the event by joining the members' Facebook Group.
President Lee Martin
Vice President John Hammond
Secretary Anita Chastain
Treasurer Sandy Fallon
Member-At-Large Josie Collier
Please get to know them and our newest members as you participate in our next round of classes and activities!
Classes return to Pungo Building auditorium
We have returned to the Pungo Building auditorium to enjoy visiting friends, hearing our speakers in person, and using its improved technology. Activities such as the Siteseers and probably the book group will be held there as well.
You will enter the parking area by Michael La Bouve Drive. Walk past the Lynnhaven Building E toward the Pungo Building F located behind it. Security protocols of TCC asked us to use the main entrance to the Pungo Building. The red arrows on the photographs below indicate the path. We are asked to walk around the left side of the building and enter through the door facing the center of campus. Inside you just need to turn right and you'll see the familiar entrance to the Pungo Auditorium.
Check the map to see the general area . Campus Map