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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.

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 (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.

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For a complete list of OLLI's offerings see the online Course Catalog.



Announcements about OLLI programs as well as community events that may be of interest to OLLI members:


Proposals for Fall Term classes should be submitted by May 10th, but you’re encouraged to submit them as soon as they’re ready. You can send in a form by U.S. Mail, send one in by e-mail to (link sends e-mail) or submit a form online.

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The Commons is OLLI's free meetup place, offering a variety of interesting, fun, and creative activities.

For added security, the Zoom links used for the Commons have changed, registration for Commons events is required, and all Commons events will be locked ten minutes after they begin, so please arrive promptly! See the OLLI Commons web page for details.

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Zoom is a video conferencing platform that provides high definition, interactive collaboration tools for communication. All of OLLI's Fall 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021 programs are being conducted online using Zoom.

You will receive a Zoom Meeting ID and link specific to your OLLI event by e-mail before the event begins. This information is also available in OLLI's online Course Catalog for events for which you have registered as well as for events that are free and do not require registration. And, if you are signed in you can also see Zoom information on the payment History web page.