What's New at OLLI:

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

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.

30+ years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI is Active Online!

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

  • OLLI is live streaming lectures and providing other online content to keep you engaged and informed.
  • For an overview of OLLI's Winter/Spring term 2020-21 programs, visit the Programs & Activities web page.
  • OLLI's Winter/Spring 2020-21 offerings are listed in the online Course Catalog and online in a PDF version of the print Catalog.
  • Winter/Spring registration is open. First come, first served registration for events that are not oversubscribed continues. 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.
  • The OLLI offices are closed to the public during the pandemic, 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.


Proposals for Fall Term classes should be submitted by May 19th, but you’re encouraged to submit them as soon as they’re ready. You can send in a form by U.S. Mail, send one in by e-mail to julieba@umich.edu (link sends e-mail) or submit a form online.

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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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