The Buzz at OLLI
Reigning Spelling Bee Champs for the 2019 OLLI Buzz: Betsy Foss, Anne Heise, and Amy Higgins Photo Credit: John White

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.

This year’s programs feature:

  • Seven lecture series totaling 43 presentations, with average attendance over 275 people;
  • more than 150 study groups on a wide variety of topics;
  • casual, friend-producing programs on evenings and weekends — well-suited to people not yet retired;
  • day-long travel ventures to midwestern venues.

30 years of service to adult learners ages 50+

OLLI in Action

Watch our video to see how our programs impact our members' lives.


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


  •  Let's Visit Port Huron, OLLI Out of Town Day Trip, Tuesday, August 6th, 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. As of July 18th there are 21 people registered for this trip. The trip will only run if there are 30 registrants.The deadline to register is July 28th. Please consider signing up for this great trip!
  • Group Facilitation Training, Study Group, Friday, August 9th, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • New: Discover Ann Arbor Area Kit Homes, After 5 Event, Wednesday, August 21st, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, $5 payable at the door, online, by U.S. Mail, or at the OLLI Office. OLLI members and non-members welcome.