A Harvard program for retired professionals.
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Engage in a Vibrant Intellectual Community
At the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement (HILR), we’re deeply invested in the continuous pursuit of knowledge through interactive courses, stimulating speaker events, and extracurricular activities. If you are a retired or semi-retired individual living in the Greater Boston area, we invite you to explore our program. Learn more about us
HILR at a Glance
Fall & Springsemesters
Courses Designed for You, by You
At HILR, program participants create the curriculum. They share their passions or investigate new areas of interest by designing and leading seminar-style courses.
Here, you might take a course on FDR’s Supreme Court led by a retired trial attorney. Or you might join a former bank president in an exploration of music theory. With over 60 courses to choose from each semester, you’re sure to find topics that interest you.