Photograph of the stage at Washtenaw Community Collage during the October 21, 2019 OLLI Reads event
OLLI Reads and community partners enjoying WDET’s Stephen Henderson and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s presentation on October 21, 2019 as part Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read!

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 Winter/Spring 2020 Term

  • The equal opportunity registration period closed on January 14th, but registration continues on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Lotteries for oversubscribed events have been run and the results were sent out by e-mail mid-day on Wednesday, 15 January. If you have questions, please contact the OLLI Office by phone at (734) 998-9351 or send e-mail to

OLLI in Action

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


Weekly e-mail highlighting events at OLLI as well as community events that may be of interest to OLLI members:


This five-part lecture series takes place from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Fridays, January 17th, February 14th, March 20th, April 17th, and May 8th at Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium. Click here to see the Climate Change Reading List and other information. 


  • Join the new Graphic Novels, What’s New in Cinema, Social Media and Memes committee
  • Join the Strategic Marketing Committee!
  • Join OLLI's Lecture Committee!