The Equal Opportunity Registration Period for Study and Shared Interests Groups has closed. Winter/Spring 2020-21 registration continues for courses that are not oversubscribed. Lottery results were sent out by e-mail Wednesday afternoon. See "Winter/Spring 2020-21 Registration" below for more details.

Upcoming OLLI events — some of these upcoming OLLI events are free and open to the public:

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OLLI is Active Online!

OLLI's 2020-21 programs are being conducted online using Zoom.

  • For an overview of OLLI's Winter/Spring term 2020-21 programs, visit the Programs & Activities web page.
  • OLLI is live streaming lectures and providing other online content to keep you engaged and informed.
  • OLLI's 2020-21 programs are being conducted online using Zoom.
  • The OLLI offices are closed to the public, but you can reach OLLI staff by sending e-mail to olli.info@umich.edu(link sends e-mail) and by calling, 734-998-9351.

Winter/Spring 2020-21 Registration

Winter/Spring registration is open now.

  • OLLI's Winter/Spring print Catalog was sent out by U.S. Mail in mid-December.
  • OLLI's Winter/Spring 2020-21 offerings are also listed in the online Course Catalog and online in a PDF version of the print Catalog.
  • A Winter/Spring equal opportunity registration period for Study and Shared Interest Groups closed a little after 3 pm on Tuesday, January 12th. Lotteries were conducted for classes that were oversubscribed. The lottery results were sent out by e-mail Wednesday afternoon.
  • First come, first served registration for events that are not oversubscribed continues after January 12th. If an an event is full, members have the option of being placed on a waiting list.
  • Online registration is preferred, but registration forms may also be sent in by U.S. Mail.
  • In-person registration at the OLLI office is not available this term.
  • The annual OLLI-UM membership fee is $25 and covers the period from September 1st to August 31st.
  • Lecture and class fees vary. Some programs are free.
  • Scholarships are available.

OLLI News

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

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Next week, on Wednesday, January 20th, 1-2 pm, the Commons’ Schmoozery will host an online Inaugural Ball. In lieu of dancing and drinking, we'll—as usual—be schmoozing .... That is, we'll share things we noticed about the ceremony, reflections about the new administration and about the current political climate as we experience it. "Do-it-ourselves" commentary! Wolf Blitzer, eat your heart out!

For added security, all Commons events going forward will be locked ten minutes after they begin, so please arrive promptly!

The OLLI Commons is a free and open Zoom meeting space available to OLLI members for one-time events at member request or for regularly scheduled informal gatherings that meet once a month, twice a month, or every week.

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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 or do not require registration. And, if you are signed in you can also see Zoom information on the payment History web page.

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