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.
OLLI's 2020-21 programs are being conducted online using Zoom. Winter/Spring 2021 registration is open. First come, first served registration for events that are not full continues.
The OLLI offices are closed to the public during the pandemic, but you can reach OLLI staff by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) and by calling, 734-998-9351.
30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+
Upcoming OLLI Events
Some upcoming OLLI events are free and open to the public. Scholarships are available.
- The Role of the Supreme Court in Voting Rights Legislation, Torn from the Headlines, Monday, May 10th, 4:00 to 5:00 pm. $10.00.
- The Economy: How Long Will It Take to Recover in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic?, Distinguished Lecture Series, Tuesday, May 11th, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Note time change. $10.00.
- Economic Profile of Central America, Fifth lecture in Central America – Coffee to Caravans, Thursday Morning Lecture Series, May 13th, 10:00 to 11:30 am. $10.00.
- Background material for the Central America : Coffee to Caravans lecture series (pdf).
- The Lunch Bunch in the OLLI Commons will discuss the morning's lecture, Thursday, May 13th, noon to 1:00 pm. Free, but registration is required.
Save the Date
- OLLI's Annual Meeting and Lecture - COVID: Variants, Treatments, and a View on Mitigating Future Pandemics, Tuesday, May 25th, 10:00 to 11:45 am. Free and Open to the Public.
- Big Hearted Stories: Generations, fundraising event to benefit five important community programs, including OLLI, Thursday, May 27th, 7:00 pm. Free, but donations welcome.