OLLI's Fall 2019 registration is now open! [details]

OLLI Lecture at Washtenaw Community College
OLLI Fall Kickoff 2018 at Washtenaw Community College

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 Fall 2019 registration is open!

Registration is available online, by U.S. Mail, and in person at the OLLI Office, at the OLLI Fall Kickoff, and at OLLI lectures.

There is no rush to register for Study Groups, Out of Town Trips, and Special Events during the equal opportunity registration period that runs until Thursday, September 5th at 8:00am. Once this equal opportunity registration period ends, all oversubscribed events will be entered into a lottery and members will be notified of the lottery outcome no later than Monday, September 9th.

Registration on a first-come-first-served basis will continue for all open events and classes after the lottery is conducted.

OLLI in Action

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Read about events planned for OLLI's Winter/Spring term 2020.


  • Fall Term 2019 registration opened on Monday, August 5th, online, by U.S. Mail and in person at the OLLI Office or at the Fall Kickoff. 
  • New: Discover Ann Arbor Area Kit Homes, After 5 Event, Wednesday, August 21st, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, $5 payable at the door, online, by U.S. Mail, or at the OLLI Office. OLLI members and non-members welcome.
  • Fall Term Equal Opportunity Registration Period for Study Groups, Out of Town Trips, and some Special Events closes, Thursday, September 5th, 8 a.m. A lottery will be held for oversubscribed classes and other events. First-come-first-served registration for open events continues.