Studying
Winter term 2022 runs from 1/10/22 through 2/18/22. Registration will begin 12/15/21

Classes designed specifically for those ages 50 and above who want to learn for the pure enjoyment of learning.

If you are looking for a place where you can:

  • Exercise your brain
  • Expand your awareness
  • Be joyfully entertained
  • Meet and share your thoughts & experiences with other interesting people…

Then take classes with Learning in Retirement (LIR)

To see a list of our upcoming classes for Winter 2022,

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After thoughtful consideration of the changing challenges surrounding Covid and its variants, LIR will continue this Fall with all of our classes offered exclusively on Zoom.

We intended to offer some in-classroom sessions this Fall and we appreciate COD’s generous offer to make limited classroom space available. However, many of our instructors are not comfortable with some elements of COD’s current overall policies relating to Covid, including the lack of a vaccine requirement.

We appreciate that COD announced that starting early next year, all students, teachers, and staff who participate in classrooms will need to be vaccinated.

We hope changing conditions will enable us to return to in-classroom sessions that meet the needs of both COD and LIR.

We will continue to offer reduced Covid pricing for this 2021-22 academic year. You can take up to five courses for only $45 per term. That works out to just $1.50 per session-the same as a hot dog and Pepsi at Costco

LIR will be back again with wonderful classes led by passionate instructors who will enlighten, inspire, engage, inform and entertain.

Please see testimonials and more information below

Testimonials From LIR Participants

As snowbirds from Chicago for many years, one of our most highly anticipated activities is our participation in various LIR classes. We can’t recommend this program more enthusiastically!
Not only does LIR offer you superb learning, but in the classes you meet some of the most personable, bright and engaging people in the desert area.
The LIR program has become a very important part of my life. I have had wonderful exposure to a world of knowledge and ideas. And indeed, my mind feels more alive and vibrant than before I started.

Our Courses

  • Art
  • History
  • Current News & Events
  • Economics
  • Literature & Poetry
  • Foreign Languages
  • And more!

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Find Us

We are located in the College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE) in Westfield shopping mall, Palm Desert


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