OLLI-UM's Fall Kickoff '22 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th in Washtenaw Community College's Morris Lawrence Building from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The Fall Kickoff '22 will be in-person and the OLLI-UM staff and volunteers look forward to seeing you in-person after the past 2+ years of Zoom programs and meetings.

Please click here to register. (Registration isn't required, but it helps us plan.) 

 Below is a short list of what to expect at OLLI-UM's Fall Kickoff '22:

  • Information about OLLI-UM's 2022-23 offerings: Thursday Morning Lectures, Distinguished Lectures, Out of Town Trips, OLLI Reads, Study Groups, Shared Interest Groups and UM's Geriatric Community Programs. 
  • OLLI Read's Book Swap: Bring a book to leave, take a book with you.
  • Live music by the Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective starting at 10:00am
  • Pop-Up Study Groups: Art History, Painting, Islamic Culture, Writing, Science, Group Facilitation
  • Tote bag of swag
  • Hors d'oeuvres and beverages
  • Photo booth

Watch for more information!


Bring a Friend to OLLI-UM! 

Starting August 9 through September 7, the OLLI Bring a Friend campaign gives our members the chance to introduce OLLI programming to a friend. If the friend joins, the membership fee will be waived. This also includes past members who haven't participated in OLLI over the last two years. In addition, the OLLI member who brought their friend will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free study group, lecture series, or a grand prize of a year’s worth of lectures (all lectures for that year)! Contact OLLI at (734) 998-9351 or olli.info@umich.edu to if you have any questions.

 Please click here to register (Register your friend or yourself if you're new)

*There have been a lot of fraudulent emails going around campus asking for personal information. If you get an email that doesn't seem right, double check the sender's address and, if possible, call the sender to make sure it is really them. If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, please contact your local police department right away.

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. 

The OLLI offices, located in the Turner Senior Resource Center, are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-5pm. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status per University policy.

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

Upcoming OLLI Events

To register for an OLLI event, please first sign in to your account here. 

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

  • Online registration is now available. 
  • OLLI-UM's Fall Kick Off 2022- Wednesday, September 7th from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Washtenaw Community College. Click here to register.

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:

Zoom is a video conferencing platform that provides high definition, interactive collaboration tools for communication. OLLI has been using Zoom for Study Groups and Lectures since 2020 and will continue using Zoom in Winter/Spring 2022.

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


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

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