Welcome to ODU Institute for Learning in Retirement
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Is ILR open?
During the third week of February, this was a popular question as snow, ice, and cold held Tidewater in its icy grip. ILR relies on ODU to clear the parking lot and walks and to open the VBHEC so ILR follows ODU's opening policy. On days when ODU opens at 10 AM, the morning class is canceled but the afternoon class will be held.
You can use the link weather closings appearing in the Are We Open? block at the top of the right-hand column on the home page to go to ODU's closing statement on the ODU home page.
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.
If you are new to ILR, please begin 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.
Are we open?
Two factors motivated the move to the new site.