Introducing ODUILR

ODUILR is a seniors life long learning program serving coastal Virginia seniors organized and operated by seniors under the sponsorship of Old Dominion University. ODUILR produces classes, social events, and overnight trips for the continuing education of its members. We offer the Great Books and Great Decisions programs and have several special interest groups for writing, sight seeing, and other activities. We also offer an ODU graduate studies scholarship. You can learn more about ODUILR here.

Would you like to join ILR

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Summer Registration

The summer registration mailing went to the post office on Friday May 25 and should arrive soon. Those not receiving a registration can retrieve the mailing from our Current Schedule page.

Online Registration

The online registration system is available. Please see the menu item online help for instructions and links.

Mail-in Registration

The Mail-in Help menu gives access to the current membership forms, current class catalog, and social event and trip flyers and signup forms.

This week’s cancellations


Other cancellations

The complete list of canceled programs is on our Current Schedule page.

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Read our Newsletter

Recent issues of our newsletter are here.

March 23 Annual Meeting

ILR’ members enjoyed the Institute’s annual luncheon at Westminster Canterbury featuring chat, good food, stand up comedy, and annual elections. The members unanimously approved the 2018-2019 officer volunteers, a dues increase to $20/year, and new bylaws.

 2018-2020 Scholarship Program

Thanks to all those who applied for the ILR ODU Graduate Scholarship. Applications are being evaluated and an award will be announced in late June.

First Friday Walk

Judy Schooley and Dave Hamby are continuing the First Friday Walk at Bayville Farms Park in Virginia Beach. Meet at 10 AM at the tennis court benches and we’ll set out around 10:15 or so for a leisurely walk along the park paths and under the live oak canopy. Dogs are optional but Judy and I will bring our Greyhounds Crash, Missy, and Nick.

Call for volunteers

ILR standing committees and project teams do all of the work to bring programs to our members. We have the following committee openings. You can learn more about each opening using the links below.