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    Membership ~ JOIN TODAY!

    Come See What We're All About

    Attend a complimentary class (one session) before joining LIR by calling and notifying us of the session you wish to attend.

    Men and women are invited to become members of Learning in Retirement and participate in its many diverse learning activities. Current members come from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. There are no educational prerequisites, no age limitations, no exams and no grades. Members share one essential attribute: the belief that learning is lifelong.

    Annual membership cost is nominal and begins July 1, but prospective members may enroll at any time. Members can attend any of the courses offered for a small registration fee, although restrictions on class size may occasionally apply. 

    Benefits of Membership

    • Become a part of a UW-La Crosse organization created specifically to meet the lifelong educational interests and/or needs of mature adults.
    • Share with other LIR members what you have learned and experienced during your life.
    • Enjoy the special learning opportunities available in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.
    • Foster social interaction with other LIR members during classes and other organizational activities including day trips and social activities.
    • Attend courses for a small registration fee.
    • Pay no fees for Travel Talks and Cabin Fever Series.

    Annual Membership Fee: $35 (membership runs July 1-June 30)

    How to become a LIR member:

    If you have questions, need further information or want to attend a complimentary class, contact us at 608.785.6500 or email at

    Print a Membership Form (1 page PDF)

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    Keep your brain active and meet new people" - LIR member