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Welcome to OLLI

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.

OLLI's 2020-21 programs are being conducted online using Zoom. Winter/Spring 2021 registration is open. First come, first served registration for events that are not full continues.

The OLLI offices are closed to the public during the pandemic, but you can reach OLLI staff by sending e-mail to (link sends e-mail) and by calling, 734-998-9351.

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

Upcoming OLLI Events

Some upcoming OLLI events are free and open to the public. Scholarships are available.

For a complete list of OLLI's offerings see the online Course Catalog.


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


Waiting Rooms added to all Zoom meetings

The University of Michigan is automatically adding waiting rooms to all Zoom meetings for added security. When you join a meeting, a waiting room screen will appear until the host lets you in. You don't need to do anything differently when joining a meeting, but we wanted to make you aware of this additional security measure. This change affects study groups and the OLLI Commons, but not webinars.


Video recordings from Winter/Spring 2021 lectures are available in OLLI's Video Catalog.

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