Due to Covid-19, all spring programming will be on Zoom. The spring term is March 29—May 21, 2021. Most courses will meet once a week for 8 weeks. One course will meet once a week for 4 weeks. Zoom Resources available here.

If a class is closed, please contact the office to be added to a Wait List.

Information on ordering course books available here.

If you need to withdraw from a course, please notify the OLLI office (314) 935-4237 by Friday, April 9, 2021 for a full refund. If your course starts the second half of the winter term, and you want to drop for a full refund, you will need to contact the office by May 5, 2021. If you wish to add a class, you may do so at any time.

The university is tracking COVID-19. Get updates at covid19.wustl.edu.

Curiosity Never Retires

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University in St. Louis offers a variety of intellectually challenging courses in the liberal arts and sciences for students ages 50 or older. Courses are noncredit and there are no exams or grades.

John Dwyer student testimony

“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.”

John Dwyer, member since 2011

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OLLI Online Summer 2020 Course List

As promised, here is a list of the free online courses which will be offered during the OLLI summer term (July 6-31). Please read through the descriptions carefully and pick one or two courses to register for. All courses have size limits and some are quite small and may fill quickly. Sign up only for […]

Announcement for Spring/Summer 2020

After careful and thoughtful discussion, and with the health and safety of our facilitators and students in mind, we are disappointed to inform you that the spring and summer terms for OLLI, scheduled for our West Campus location, are officially canceled. We had planned to run the spring term in June and July, but the […]

Announcement for Spring 2020

As you probably know, Chancellor Andrew Martin has informed the Washington University in St. Louis community that beginning March 23, following an extended spring break, there will be no in-person courses taught in the classroom or any other setting until at least April 30, 2020. The Lawrence Jasper Lecture, the Facilitator Workshop, and the Book […]

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