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OLLI Announcements

  • OLLI-UM has launched its "Show Your O" viral marketing campaign. OLLI members will receive “O” buttons and be encouraged to wear their buttons around town to provide more visibility for OLLI. OLLI volunteers are developing a list of fun and casual community events this summer for OLLI members to enjoy. The first "Show Your O" event will be a Science on Screen event at the Michigan Theater on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Science on Screen features a viewing of "The Martian" followed by a post-show discussion with Dr. Nilton Renno, professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the U-M College of Engineering and a co-investigator for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Mission and Phoeni
  • Looking for late spring or summer classes? OLLI has some classes that start in May and June.
  • Planning on traveling with OLLI this summer? There is still time to register for OLLI's July trip to the Canadian Rockies!
  • Please join us at the Rave Cinemas in Ypsilanti for the lecture series on The Power of the Liberal Arts on Thursday mornings.
  • 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.