A Harvard program for retired professionals.
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. Whether you are retired or semi-retired, we invite you to explore membership. Learn more about us
Member applications for Spring 2019 admission are now being accepted.
Special Event: 2018 Robert C. Cobb Memorial Lecture
Join us for a free public lecture "Lessons for Dark Times," presented by Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013–2017), on Tuesday, October 9, in Sanders Theatre.
HILR at a Glance
Fall & Springsemesters
Courses Designed for You, by You
At HILR, members 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.