OLLI-UM will keep it's content in our video catalog free to the public through the end of August. Our weekly emails will resume the week of July 17. 
Online registration for Fall 2020 will open on August 5 and you should be receiving your Fall 2020 catalog between August 14 and August 21. 

OLLI Zoom Training RecordingThis recording was made to help members learn how to attend a zoom class or meeting . This training includes instruction by Zoom, and was hosted by Ben Richards, OLLI Assistant Director and Will Hawk, OLLI member. It will help OLLI members learn more about how to navigate Zoom, and contains a Q and A with many frequently asked questions.

To stay up to date on any new developments regarding COVID-19, feel free to visit the below links for additional resources. 

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Washtenaw Community Health Department: https://www.washtenaw.org/3095/COVID-19
Michigan Medicine: https://www.uofmhealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update
Essential Services that Remain Open from Washtenaw Community Health Department https://www.washtenaw.org/3100/COVID-19-Essential-Services-Updates
COVID-19 Resources and Services in Washtenaw County
This is a community list of resources that folks and organizations have offered during the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 Help and Services Washtenaw County - Google Docs

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 300 people;
  • Special urgent and critical series - OLLI climate Change
  • More than 180 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • Ten 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

  • 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.

OLLI in Action

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


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!