Five College Learning in Retirement (5CLIR) serves the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It is sponsored by Five Colleges, Incorporated, an association formed by Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It is an affiliate of the Elderhostel Information Network
Peer led seminars and workshops are the core activities of Five College Learning in Retirement and are designed to engage the active learner. Our Summer/Winter and Special Programs present opportunities for our members to share activities and interests with other members. Great Decisions, a Foreign Policy Association program, provides a forum open to the public to discuss pressing foreign policy issues with national experts. In fall, 2011, 5CLIR presented a special Civil War Sesquicentennial Symposium.
Our members are a group of intellectually curious individuals who want to pursue new fields of interest or to revisit interests too long neglected. We are characterized by a willingness to share the knowledge and insights we have gained over lifetimes variously experienced.
Office Hours and Contact
The office is open weekday mornings from 9-1. (except Friday)