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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


About OLLI   

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Minnesota is a vital community of older adults who are brought together by their intellectual curiosity and love of learning. An affiliated program of the university's College of Continuing Education, OLLI offers a wide range of volunteer-led courses and activities. "A health club for the mind" is the OLLI motto, and the organization's enthusiastic members make full use of their club's many programs.

Founded in 1995 as the Elder Learning Institute, OLLI at the U of M joined the national network of lifelong-learning institutes supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation in 2004. Today the organization has more than 1200 dues-paying members and offers around 350 stimulating courses each year. The volunteer course leaders are experts in their fields and eager to share their knowledge with others. There are no tests and no grades—just the excitement of learning and discussing something new.

OLLI also offers a wide range of programs outside the classroom. Members can choose from more than 30 Special Interest Groups centered on activities ranging from knitting and play reading to kayaking and discussing articles in Scientific American. Travel programs related to OLLI courses provide another opportunity to make new friends and share interests. Recent trips have taken OLLI members to Brazil, Portugal, and Spain, where eating new and delicious cuisine was an important part of the learning experience.

If you are interested in sharing knowledge and friendship with a community of like-minded people, take a look at what OLLI has to offer. It might be just the right club for you!

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OLLI Class Cancelation Policy and Procedures:

Class is canceled when:
• The course takes place at the U of M, and the U of M is closed.
• The course takes place off-site (not at the U of M) and the site is closed.
• The course leader cannot make it to class.
• Other unforeseen circumstances.

How you will know:
• To determine whether the U of M is closed, check the U of M website: www.umn.edu or any major news outlet.
• If your class has been canceled, OLLI staff will send you an email as soon as possible.
o HINT: Make sure that the email address in your OLLI registration account is accurate and up-to-date.
o HINT: If class is canceled because the course leader cannot make it, we send you the email as soon as we are informed by the course leader.
• If you do not have an email address associated with your OLLI account, we will call you as soon as we know the class has been canceled.
o HINT: If class is canceled because the course leader cannot make it, we will call as soon as we informed by the course leader.
• OLLI staff will contact only members whose classes are canceled. If you do not hear from us, assume your class is “on”.


Course Term

Spring 2014

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

Winter 2015Spring 2015Summer 2015

Registration Opens

Mar. 11 at 9 a.m.

May 20 at 9 a.m.



Term Start - End

Mar. 24 - May 16

Jun. 2 - Jun. 27

Sept. 15 - Nov 7

Jan. 20 - Feb. 27Mar. 23 - May 15Jun. 1 - Jun. 26