OLLI's Fall Registration is open: Online registration is preferred, but registration forms may also be sent in by U.S. Mail. 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.

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.
  • Many of OLLI's lecture series are already underway. The first Fall 2020 Study Groups are starting the week of September 21st.

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.
  • 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 status on the OLLI web site will be updated over the next few days.
  • Registration for all events that are not oversubscribed is continuing on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Annual OLLI-UM membership fee is $25, lecture and class fees vary.
  • Annual membership covers the period from September 1 to August 31
  • Scholarships are available
  • Most lectures are recorded and videos are available for viewing online

How to Sign Up for Fall 2020

  • Register online at www.olli-umich.org (preferred and appreciated this term!). You need to use your OLLI e-mail address and password to Sign In. Then use the online Course Catalog to find and register for events using a Visa, Mastercard , Discover or American Express card to pay.
  • Register by mailing in your registration form with a check. In-person registration at the OLLI office is not available this term.
  • Information about using Zoom is available online. A Zoom Meeting Tutorial video is also available for viewing to help people get started.

OLLI News

OLLI members can access past lectures in OLLI’s video catalog.

  • The first video recordings from the Fall 2020 season are now available.
  • Check out OLLI’s amazing offerings by clicking on Video Catalog at the top OLLI's web pages.
  • View an online Video Tutorial.
  • See the Lecture Videos item for an introduction.
  • Visit the Video Help page for more details and answers to questions.

Special Emails:

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

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Zoom is a video conferencing platform that provides high definition, interactive collaboration tools for communication.

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 or do not require registration. And, if you are signed in you can also see Zoom information on the payment History web page. The Zoom information is added to the Course Catalog a few days before the event takes place.

A video tutorial is available to help you get started.

More about Zoom

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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