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OLLI in Action

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

OLLI Announcements

  • OLLI's course catalog for Winter/Spring is now online.
  • Registration for winter and spring courses begins on Monday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Planning on traveling with OLLI this summer? We need a few more people to register for OLLI's July trip to the Canadian Rockies by January 11!
  • Please join us at the Rave Cinemas in Ypsilanti for our six-lecture series on Violence: Its Roots and Reasons starting Thursday, January 7.
  • OLLI in the News

  • 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.