Learning in Retirement

Learning in Retirement course catalog cover

Learning in Retirement (LIR) is an organization for individuals 50 years of age and above that provides a unique opportunity for cultural growth, lifelong learning, and recreation. LIR is member-led and university-sponsored. Members are involved in determining curriculum, recruiting new members, managing the budget, and developing social programming.

LIR at VSU began in 1996. It is open to anyone 50 or older who wishes to learn, have fun, and make new friends. There are no tests or grades, and no formal education is required. Membership is $75 per term (Fall and Spring), and entitles you to choose from among 90+ classes each term, most of which have no extra charge beyond your membership fee. (A few classes have an extra charge to offset instructor and supply costs.)See links below for a class listing and registration form for the current LIR term, or call us at 229-245-6484 to be placed on the mailing list. 

2017 Spring Kick-Off Business Meeting and Social

      Swinging into Spring - Wednesday, January 25 - $12 fee per person

Location: VSU University Center 

  • 11:00 AM Business Meeting
  • 11:30 AM Program
  • 12:00 Lunch

RSVP by 3 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017 — 229-245-6484

You do not need to be an LIR member to attend.

2017 Spring Semester Calendars

2017 Spring Semester Registration Form

Click the link above to complete and print the registration form or phone (229-245-6484). 
Registrations now being accepted!

Learning in Retirement Slate of Officers for 2016 - 2017

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Due to building renovations, the Continuing Education Office is located on the VSU Main Campus in Farbar Hall until May 2017 - please call for directions - 229.245.6484.

  • A Learning in Retirement parking permit will be mailed with your registration receipt.
  • Forgot or lost your permit? Instructors will have parking permits available in their classrooms, or drop by Farbar Hall to pick one up.
  • LIR parking permits may be used to park on campus while you are attending an LIR class or event.
  • For events not offered through LIR, you must obtain a visitor’s permit from the VSU Parking and Transportation office: call 229.293.7275 for details.

Canceling a class

If you decide not to attend a class after registering - please call immediately and cancel your place in that class.  If you have any questions, please call (229) 245-6484

Interested in teaching a class for LIR? Contact Suzanne Ewing.