OLLI Lecture at Washtenaw Community College
OLLI Fall Kickoff 2018 at Washtenaw Community College

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:

  • Seven lecture series totaling 43 presentations, with average attendance over 275 people;
  • More than 160 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • Five casual, friend-producing evening programs — well-suited to people not yet retired;
  • Six day-long travel ventures to Michigan venues.

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI's Fall 2019 registration

Registration for Fall 2019 events is open now. Registration is available online, by U.S. Mail, and in person at the OLLI Office, at the OLLI Fall Kickoff, and at OLLI lectures.

An equal opportunity registration period for Study Groups, Out of Town Trips, and Special Events closed on Thursday, September 5th at 8:00 am. Registration on a first-come-first-served basis is continuing for all events that are not oversubscribed.

A lottery has been conducted for all Study Groups, Out of Town Trips, and Special Events that were oversubscribed when the equal opportunity registration period closed. The lottery results were sent out by e-mail mid-day on Thursday, 5 September 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact OLLI by phone at 734-998-9351 or email at olli.info@umich.edu.

OLLI in Action

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