Screen shotn OLLI Lecture using Zoom webinar format
An OLLI Lecture using Zoom's webinar format

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.

See Welcome to OLLI-UM Online for an overview of OLLI's Fall 2020 programs.

This year’s programs feature:

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI's Fall 2020 Term

OLLI is active online!

  • OLLI will be live streaming lectures and providing other online content to keep you engaged and informed.
  • All of OLLI's Fall 2020 programs are being conducted online using Zoom.
  • See Welcome to OLLI-UM Online for an overview of OLLI's Fall 2020 programs.

Fall 2020 Registration

  • OLLI's Fall Registration is open: 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.
  • Lotteries for Study Groups and Shared Interest Groups that were oversubscribed have been conducted and confirmations were sent out by e-mail the evening of Friday, September 11th.
  • Registration for all events that are not oversubscribed is continuing on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Annual OLLI-UM membership fee is $25 and covers the period from September 1st to August 31st. Lecture and class fees vary.
  • Scholarships are available

Using Zoom

  • Zoom is a video conferencing platform that provides high definition, interactive collaboration tools for communication. All of OLLI's Fall 2020 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 events you have registered for begin.
  • Zoom 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.
  • If you are signed in, you can also see Zoom information on your payment History web page.
  • A video tutorial is available to help you get started with Zoom.
  • Additional information about using Zoom is available online.


The first video recordings from Fall 2020 lectures are now available in OLLI's Video Catalog.

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Special Emails:

Weekly e-mail highlighting events at OLLI as well as community events that may be of interest to OLLI members:



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.

  • First Friday Happy Hour — the first Friday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
  • The Schmoozery — Every Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • The Lunch Bunch — Every Thursday from noon to 1 pm
  • Coffee + Show or Tell — the first and third Tuesday of the month from 9 to 10 am
  • OLLI Book Beat — Every fourth Tuesday from 1 to 2 pm
  • The New Member Exchange — Every fourth Monday from 1 to 2 pm

Zoom information for the OLLI Commons:

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