OLLI at the University of Cincinnati
Beginning in 1990 with seventeen classes on UC’s Clifton Campus, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati has grown into one of the oldest, largest and most successful programs for active adults over fifty in the U.S., offering about 300 classes each year at four principal locations.
OLLI (formerly the ILE) was created by volunteers, is staffed by volunteers, and taught by volunteers. Other than our Program Director and Secretary, we receive no pay. Our mission is to provide opportunities for lifetime learning and social interaction to the mature residents of Greater Cincinnati. The program is open to everyone age fifty and over at a very reasonable cost.
Anyone who has taken or taught a course within the past two years is considered an OLLI member and is on the mailing list. If you are not on the mailing list, call the office at 513-556-9186. We do not charge a membership fee – one payment of $80 per quarter (or $195 per year) allows members to take as many courses as they like from among our great variety of offerings. Most members take three or more classes in a quarter, an amazing bargain, and with our commitment to this pricing structure, we can not, unfortunately, create a special fee for anyone taking just one course.
The sooner you register, the more likely you are of getting into the classes you want. If the course you have chosen is filled, we will put you on a waiting list, or you can choose another class. We reserve the right to change the times, locations or instructors. If we must cancel a class, we will make every effort to notify you immediately. You may then choose to transfer to another class.
If you have not received confirmation within two days of the starting date of your class, please call the office at 513-556-9186.
Advantages of Tangeman University Center
TUC offers some of OLLI’s most exciting classes, particularly in music, literature, humanities, history and current events. OLLI members have access to the UC Faculty Club, book store and new recreation center at discounted prices, and can obtain student admission for CCM performances. Members may also take advantage of the many eating spots including Burger King, Chick-fil-A, and the Mick and Mack restaurant, all conveniently located in TUC.
Parking is free at all suburban locations, but there is a charge for parking at UC’s main campus. The nearest garage to Tangeman University Center (TUC) is the CCM garage which is linked to TUC by a short walkway. Also nearby, is the Calhoun garage, within short walking distance of TUC. Parking passes for the main campus are available before the beginning of each quarter, and are valid at any garage on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. The pass offers a generous discount, and details for ordering a parking pass may be found in the latest course catalog or by clicking on the link on the OLLI registration web page in the right hand column.
If you have a disability and need specialized services, call the Disability Services Office at 513- 556-6823 in advance of your class to discuss your needs.
How to help OLLI
We always looking for new moderators; volunteers for our committees such as Marketing, Curriculum, Publications and others; assistance in the office; help with handling equipment at our various locations; and, last but not least, donations to the Friends of OLLI. These tax deductible contributions go toward member scholarships, audio/visual class equipment, moderator parking expenses, and luncheons and special events.
Call us today to learn how YOU can help and make a difference at OLLI – 513-556-9186