OLLI's fall registration is now open.

Here is a PDF of the catalog.

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, offered via online through Zoom;
  • Special urgent and critical series - Election 2020 and the Lasting Impact of Covid-19
  • More than 50 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • Three casual, friend-producing evening programs — well-suited to people not yet retired;

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI's Fall 2020 Term

  • OLLI is active online! We will be live streaming lectures and providing other online content to keep you engaged and informed.
  • Read the 2020 welcome letter from Lisa Barton, OLLI Director, and Bill Furtwangler, OLLI Leadership Council President.
  • Welcome to OLLI-UM Online

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:


All of OLLI's committees are still actively meeting via conference calls and video conferencing. OLLI still needs you!

  • 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!


  • OLLI Kickoff Event, Monday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 2
  • Poverty, Inequity, and Disparity, First Thursday Lecture Series, Thursdays, September 10 - October 15, 10:00-11:30am
  • Voting During COVID-19: Nonpartisan Strategies on Campus, First lecture in the Urgent and Critical Lecture Series: Election 2020, Friday, September 11th, 10:00-11:30am