About OLLI

     

About OLLI

Designed for lifelong learners age 50 years plus. NO TESTS. NO GRADES. For all who enjoy learning!

What is OLLI?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (OLLI at UNL) is an adult learning membership program for men and women age 50 years plus. OLLI at UNL is one of more than a hundred Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the United States. OLLI at UNL partners with and is supported by the College of Education and Human Sciences to provide stimulating and varied opportunities.

How is OLLI Funded?

Programming is funded by interest from an Bernard Osher Foundation endowment, course and membership fees, and donations from OLLI members and others.

What does OLLI Offer?

OLLI offers over 120 courses per year in five, six-week terms. Along with great academic courses, enjoy many social and cultural opportunities such as, luncheons, industry tours, special events and travel both near and far.

Membership is required to take courses, attend special events and take advantage of other OLLI opportunities.

With your membership, you may enroll in as many courses as you like. Most courses are:

  • 6 weeks long
  • 90 minutes per meeting, once per week
  • Offered during the day or evening, Monday-Saturday
  • Shorter courses and one-time classes are also available.

About Membership

Who are OLLI members?

OLLI members come from all educational, professional and social backgrounds. All have a desire to stay intellectually active and engaged. OLLI is for anyone wanting to:

  • Connect with peers who share common interests
  • Explore fascinating subjects through classes and courses
  • Enhance creativity
  • Attends OLLI educational and social events
  • Make New Friends
  • Travel near and far
  • Get GREAT VALUE for your money
How are decisions made for courses and other OLLI activities?

OLLI is member and volunteer driven. Member volunteers are actively involved in selecting topics to be explored, share their expertise and interests, organize or teach courses, serve on the OLLI Advisory Council and various committees. The Advisory Council serves as an elected representative body from the membership.

Beyond taking courses, attending events and joining tours and travel, you can volunteer with OLLI through these activities:

  • curriculum development
  • marketing
  • membership
  • support activities