Curiosity Never Retires
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Washington University is a membership community designed for curious learners age 50+.
Key dates & information
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Spring 2023 Session
Classes meet April 3 – May 26, 2023
Summer 2023 Session
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Registration starts June 6 at 8 a.m.
Why become a Member?
- It’s stimulating, social and affordable.
- Courses, groups, events and lectures!
- $10 annual membership fee plus course fees if applicable. Many programs offered free to members!
- Formats to fit your preferences: in-person, online, or hybrid.
- Scholarships available.
About Our Programs
Weekly classes, 4 terms per year, on a wide variety of topics. Courses are noncredit and there are no exams or grades.
Writing & Storytelling
Hobbyists and professionals, join us for weekly courses. Authors come share your work and encourage each other!
Special Interest Groups
Six groups meet weekly. Online and in-person group options. New members can join quarterly.
Lectures & Events
Zoom lectures and some local outings, usually on Friday afternoons. Most are offered at no charge to members.
Volunteers are the engine that keeps OLLI running! If you’d like to contribute your time and talents, learn how you can get involved.
Facilitate A Course
OLLI members are welcome to propose and lead a course on a volunteer basis.
OLLI has proven to be a way to learn about new subjects and new things, with new friends who have a range of interests and expertise. I think of it as continuing my liberal arts education and opening my mind to unexpected challenges. Each term, I look forward to finding out the buffet of possibilities offered.”