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OLLI in Action

Watch our video to see how our programs impact our members' lives.

Upcoming Show Your O Events

  • Zingerman's Deli and Treasure Mart
    Tuesday, July 19 from 11:00-2:00
    We'll be starting at Zingerman's at 11 a.m. and then walking to Treasuremart. Led by Ginny Rezmierski.

  • Walking Trails at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
    Thursday, July 28 from 1-3; "rain date alternative" of Friday, July 29 from 1:00-3:00. Led by Ginny Rezmierski. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

  • German Park Picnic, July 30, 7 p.m. Let by Al Paas.

    OLLI in the News

    • The OLLI spring newsletter is available here.
    • Learn more about OLLI and the Osher Foundation in this January 1, 2016 New York Times article, "Older Students Learn for the Sake of Learning"
    • The Wall Street Journal reports that Ann Arbor, MI, is a "magnet for the 50-plus crowd," thanks in part to OLLI at the University of Michigan. See "A Town Packed With Classrooms" in the December 6, 2012 issue of the WSJ.
    • OLLI and the UMHS Geriatrics Center are featured in this April 2014 article about aging in Ann Arbor, published in “The Ann Magazine.”
  • Welcome to OLLI
    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.

    This year’s programs feature:

    six lecture series totaling 40 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;

    more than 100 study groups on a wide variety of topics;

    casual, friend-producing programs on evenings and weekends — well-suited to people not yet retired;

    day-long travel ventures to midwestern venues.