Above: A jammer excursion for our Osher Lifelong Learning members through Glacier National Park, July 2016.

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 250 people;
  • more than 140 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.

30 years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI in Action

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


Winter/Spring 2018 classes are listed in the online Catalog now.

Click here to view a PDF of the OLLI Winter/Spring 2018 printed catalog. 

Registration for Winter/Spring 2018 is open now, in-person, by U.S. Mail and online.

Ann Arbor is fortunate to be home to many outstanding restaurants. Have you ever wondered what it is like to start and grow a restaurant that rises to the top? You will want to hear this engaging presentation by Adam Baru, creator of three great Ann Arbor eateries - Mani Osteria, Isalita, and Mikette. Adam will tell us about the challenges of starting a new venture in Ann Arbor, creating tantalizing menus, hiring and keeping staff, and how to make sure customers leave happy. Everyone who enjoys ‘eating out’ will want to attend this event!

Wednesday, February 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium. Fee: $10, OLLI membership is not required.


Registration for these series or for individual lectures is open now, online, by U.S. Mail, and in person.