You are never too old to learn!

Learning in Retirement (LiR) at QVCCLiR at QVCC provides the means to meet the wide range of interests for mature adults who want to pursue new topics or to revisit interests from the past. Our classes and short courses are designed to stimulate the mind and provide a quality social environment in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

LiR  is an independent, self-governing membership organization under the auspices of Quinebaug Valley Community College. Formed in 1995 with 120 original charter members, membership has grown steadily and now stands at over 400 individuals. Courses and programs are held in the fall, winter, and spring.

Membership and Fees
Membership is open to all. Yearly membership fees cover the period from September 1 through August 31.

Membership is a prerequisite for enrolling in a LiR course or taking part in any other group activities. A Registration Fee will be charged to enroll in any or all of the individual programs offered during each semester. A separate fee will be charged for any field trip offered. Each semester there may also be free programs, seminars and socials for anyone who has a paid up membership.

$20 Membership Fee (one time per year)
$15 Registration Fee (each semester of enrollment – two times per year)
Field trips vary

We now have a Facebook page for members only! Follow us at LiR Adult Learners at QVCC. To learn how to follow us, please click here!

Weather Closing

LiR will align whether it cancels a class with Killingly Public Schools.

  • If Killingly Public Schools are closed for the day due to weather, then there will be NO LiR programs.
  • If Killingly Public Schools has an early dismissal due to weather and there is a 1 pm program, that 1 pm class will be cancelled.

Other Closing

  • If QVCC is closed for any reason, LiR programs will not be held.

Weather Hotlines

  • QVCC (860) 932-4901
  • Killingly Schools (860) 779-6666

Killingly Public School cancellations and dismissals can be heard on WINY 1350 AM radio and most Connecticut television news networks. Cancellation notices can be found on the Killingly Public Schools website at

*At the discretion of the presenter, a make-up day may be arranged due to a schedule disruption*

LiR Spring Open House

LiR Spring Open House

FRIDAY, February 16, 2024

1 p.m.

*Preview Spring Courses

*Light refreshments following the performance


Sheryl Faye as Queen Elizabeth II

She was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from February 6, 1952 until her death on September 8, 2022. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female head of state in history. In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.