All 5CLIR programs and activities are canceled as of March 12

In light of the growing risk of exposure to COVID-19, the Council voted on March 12, 2020, to pro-actively cancel or suspend all Five College Learning in Retirement programs and activities until further notice. This action was taken in order to safeguard the health and well-being of our members.
In the meantime, we encourage you will observe COVID-19 precautionary guidelines, which can be found at and at
We are continuing to plan our summer and fall seminars and activities, and are hopeful that all of our regular programs will resume as soon as possible.
The office will be setting up online communications platforms for the Council and committees to interact and continue the business of the organization. The office at Smith College will remain open, as of now, and additional information will be sent to members as it becomes available.