Learning in Retirement at UW Oshkosh
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Learning in Retirement at UW Oshkosh

Are you looking for something to keep yourself sharp, active and involved? Learning in Retirement (LIR) is a self-directed, membership-based association of people 55+, offering learning opportunities to its members. Members choose topics or subjects, take the lead in organizing classes, discussion groups or tours and participate in peer teaching and learning. There are classes and instructors, but no tests or grades. LIR is affiliated with UW Oshkosh’s Division of Online and Continuing Education, which created and hosts the organization and facilitates learning activities.

Featured Event

My Two Elaines

Non-Member Registration

Register now to join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber on Apr. 29 as he shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease.

Gov. Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer’s mountain.

Date: Apr. 29
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

About LIR


Learning in Retirement (LIR) is a unique organization affiliated with the UW Oshkosh. Learn more about our history, mission, vision and how to join. Learn more

Become a Member or Renew Your Membership


Anyone age 55 or older interested in lifelong learning is welcome to join LIR. Membership gives you unlimited attendance to LIR courses for one year. Learn more



LIR is a member-led organization, and members are encouraged to serve on committees and be part of the planning—share your talents and expertise. Join a committee

Curriculum Offerings


Each semester LIR offers a variety of courses and tours, averaging more than 100 programs per academic year. Register here

Connect with LIR


Join our e-mail list to receive a monthly update on events and programs. Like us on Facebook to enjoy pictures of events. Connect With Us

Calendar of Events


Want to see what is happening for the upcoming semester? View the LIR calendar of events. View catalog