OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Welcome! We're glad you are here to rediscover the joy of learning!

OLLI at UC offers noncredit courses designed for people age 50 and over who want to rediscover the joy of learning in a friendly, fun, and engaging community. OLLI offers hundreds of daytime courses for personal enrichment ranging from traditional college subjects to the eclectic, with a diversity of topics in between. Classes are taught with the adult learner in mind, and there are no tests or grades.

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In general, OLLI follows UC's winter weather closure, so if UC Main Campus is closed or delayed, then OLLI is closed or delayed. A notice will appear on our webpages and on local media. Some class locations, such as Adath Israel or Ohio Living Llanfair, may close when UC is open, so check local media. Some moderators may also opt to cancel their class when UC is open, so check your email.

Zoom-only classes will continue as scheduled, but hybrid classes (with some in person and some online) will be cancelled. When in doubt about the weather, please stay home, stay warm, and stay safe!


  • Term Dates: January 23-March 17. 
  • Registration opens January 4, 10 am.
  • $90 Membership Fee includes all OLLI Sampler, Wednesday WOW, and FAB Friday programs as well as some additional offerings. Most multiweek courses, both in-person and online, have an additional $5 fee, and some have a small materials fee. Some fieldtrips have a nonrefundable admission charge.
  • Printable PDFs of the catalog, schedule-at-a-glance, and mail-in registration form can be accessed by clicking on the links. An abbreviated print catalog will be mailed to past members and others on our mailing list mid-December.
  • You can use the registration system to explore the course offerings soon.
  • Online programs take place live in real time using Zoom and are not recorded.
  • OLLI is required to follow all COVID protocols of the University of Cincinnati. At this time and subject to change: no vaccination or mask mandate; no social distancing.
  • Parking passes for free parking in the OLLI parking lot at VPC accessed from Cypress St. will be distributed at the Welcome Table during the first week of classes and later in the OLLI office (Victory Parkway Campus, Admin 207). If you received a 2022-2023 pass in the fall, it is good for the entire school year.
  • Scholarships available: call 513-556-9186 or email olli@uc.edu.